Most of us in the news business - heck, any business - cherish the thought of a throng of supporters standing outside of our office on our last day of work to voice their gratitude for all of our hard work over the years.
Yet that rarely - if ever - happens. Unless you are Ben Hoover.
. @benhoover suprised, appreciative of fan support after departure from @wis10 #thestate http://t.co/kD1248ncS0 pic.twitter.com/PvIQrM02e2 — AnneKathryn Flanagan (@AnnekathrynF) July 8, 2014
And, of course, it wouldn't be a real controversy without a change.org petition.
The outrage has been so persistent that the station posted a response on its Facebook page, which mainly fueled more angry comments, including many viewers who said they're not going to watch anymore.
UPDATE: Hoover on Tuesday night posted a long explanation of his side of the story. You can read it here.