I am quitting a job. I wrote a letter of resignation and have come upon the following sentence:

"Moreover, I believe [name of restaurant] will be better suited to have an employee that is different than me/myself."

Initially I wrote 'myself' because I am the subject and the 'myself' refers to me as an indirect object. So is it correct to use 'myself'? Or do I simply keep it as 'me'?

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    (1) Don't use myself. (2) Use different from, not different than. (3) The sentence is way too complex; say will work better with a different employee, thereby not having to refer to yourself at all, and saving lots of processing time. Jun 6, 2014 at 16:46
  • I'd drop the entire sentence. Your thoughts on how the restaruant would survive your loss aren't germane. You can leave even if they must close due to your irreplacableness.
    – Oldcat
    Jun 6, 2014 at 21:23

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I would suggest you shorten it up - something like

Moreover, I believe [name of restaurant] will be better off without me.


Moreover, I believe I am no longer a good match for the position of [current title] at [name of restaurant].

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