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'That was not what I agreed to': 20+ job quitters share what made them instantly walk

'That was not what I agreed to': 20+ job quitters share what made them instantly walk

It's not always easy to quit a job, even when all the signs are telling you to leave. The journey often starts with a little voice in the back of your head saying something to the effect of “This ain't it.” Eventually, that voice gets louder and louder and you find yourself going through a short period where you attempt to convince yourself that you love it here. You try to tell yourself that other friends of yours have it so much worse or that being mistreated is better than looking for new wo…
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'After 20 minutes of him talking... I put in my two weeks': Employee quits during his yearly meeting, gets reprimanded for not cutting his boss off sooner

Sure, we all know the basic societal niceties—say please and thank you, don't interrupt someone when they're talking, chew with your mouth closed, let pregnant women and senior citizens have the seat on the bus, etc. But when is it appropriate to stand your ground and overstep those normal “niceties?" Well, according to Reddit , it's when you're quitting. This employee made the decision to himself that he was going to quit months ago. The job was all kids of messed up internally, and he was get…
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'Saving [that] sinking ship was impossible': 30+ ways to professionally explain why you 'jumped ship' so quickly at your last job during an interview

Well, it's happened. You have probably read about it countless times online, but never thought it would happen to you. It turns out the job you just started working for was not at all how they said it would be. In fact, it's a total dumpster fire and the job description you discussed during your interview is basically non-existent. So what do you do? You can either quit in a fury, dock the job from your resume, and hope the bridges you burned on your way out don't come back to haunt you. Or you…
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‘I got her everything she didn’t like': Woman organizes gifts for coworker who quit in an attempt to settle the score

‘I got her everything she didn’t like': Woman organizes gifts for coworker who quit in an attempt to settle the score

We all have that one coworker we can't get along with for the life of us. If you were given a chance to get back at them, would you take it? One person working at a microbiology lab got really petty when she learned that her coworker was quitting, and made sure to be the one organizing the goodbye gifts. She remembered everything that this coworker had ever said about products they did not like and got every single one of them. Why? Well, the coworker in question was doing very… questionable th…
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‘I pressed send and smiled': Employee sends resignation email to entire company after they were refused a raise, reviewing boss's lack of managerial skills

‘I smiled and pressed send': Employee sends resignation email to entire company after they were refused a raise, reviewing boss's lack of managerial skills

One employee sent a scathing resignation email to the entire company after quitting, due to not getting a raise in over three years. Three years is a LONG time. Has this manager not heard of companies paying their employees competitive salaries? Believe it or not, there are actually companies willing to pay their employees well. Some managers simply do not appreciate their team enough, and that leads to quick turnover, which is not the ideal business model, if you know what I mean… When will co…
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'I’m not shelling out $125': Teacher refuses to contribute pricey gift for principal's retirement, risks job security

'I’m not shelling out $125': Teacher refuses to contribute pricey gift for principal's retirement, risks job security

It's no secret that teachers are underpaid, so why should they be expected to contribute to their principal's retirement gift? That certainly sounds like something the school board, parents, or alumni associations should be involved in, not the instructors who are already pressured to shell out extra money for the adequate resources their schools do not properly provide to their students. Thankfully, this Redditor had enough sense to reject the completely arbitrary notion that she needed to con…
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'The entire IT department left': 20+ Dramatic quitters who left their coworkers in shock

'The entire IT department left': 20+ Dramatic quitters who left their coworkers in shock

If you already know you're going to quit , you may as well do it in style. Imagine that your boss suddenly raced away from the building after quitting. The office would never stop talking about it! Whenever times get tough, people will joke about the time that the manager fled the building. People always talk about their dreams, but that guy put his money where his mouth was and executed a perfect final day . When people are laid off, it's often done in the early morning or outside of normal wo…
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'Never say that's not my job': Bad boss posts passive-aggressive signs all over the office when workers return

'Never say that's not my job': Bad boss posts passive-aggressive signs all over the office when workers return

Now that we've made it through the week, I think we can all agree that it's best to ease into returning to work at the start of the new year. Throwing your employees into the deep end does nothing more than start the year off on the wrong foot. Enforcing bogus rules, policies, and mantras will only make your employees change their New Year's Resolutions to “get a new job.” I remember distinctly feeling that my
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'Have fun working overtime': Manager denies senior employee a promotion after completing project, so employee quits, leaving manager to meet deadlines on their own

'Have fun working overtime': Manager denies senior employee a promotion after completing project, so employee quits, leaving manager to meet deadlines on their own

The budget for employee retention vs the budget for new hires is simply not on the same scale, and it's a pity because that's a huge reason for high turnover rates. This employee was denied a well-deserved promotion, which led them to quit, leaving the company in the dust, and management working overtime to meet deadlines. In this case, the budget was less of a problem, and the work method was what got this employee. OP had given their all to their employer, but we all know how that goes… You t…
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'I was smiling/laughing too much': Dude decides it's time to update his resume when boss calls him in for a 1:1 just for smiling

You know how your mom is always nitpicking your outfit or your older sibling can call you out on any little thing you think isn't even noticeable. Now, imagine that happening to you every day at work.Sounds like the worse, huh? That's what this Redditor is going through currently. OP says he's the nervous type and tends to smile and/or laugh when he gets heightened emotions. This can come out when they're having meetings. If it's a video meeting and he's on mute, then it's possible to get it co…
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‘The place looked barren’: Beloved coworker quits and coworkers encourage her to take back everything she ever bought for the workplace, boss threatens to sue and she laughs in their face

We're humans—we're going to try and make the best of any situation. That includes having to work in horrible conditions because we need the money to pay our rent and bills. The truth is, however, is that you can spruce up your work area as much as you like—put up artwork, throw a rug down here and there, and keep the fridge stocked—but if you aren't being treated well as an employee, you should quit. And that is exactly what this Redditor did after trying her best to make her work situation a c…
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'I'm quitting... Over text": Sketchy salon owner blows up at stylist for being 15 minutes late, gives her an ultimatum, so stylist peaces out

Never be afraid to confront a sketchy boss. Seriously, in this day and age, in this economy, it truly behooves you to take initiative like that for your own well being. That's the advice this professional hairstylist needs right now. On reddit , she posts about the awful and very sketchy things the salon owner, her boss, keeps pulling. And in her good nature, she doesn't want to think the worst of her boss. But it's very clear to any reader, that this boss is pulling some nefarious things—the t…
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'[I and] half of my offices' staff quit': Boss dwindles benefits for his employees down to almost nothing, winds up losing the entire team

Have you ever had such an arrogant boss that it was laughable? Like, how comically pompous of an entitled boss can you be? The boss from the Office Space style? Or like, Jennifer Aniston from Horrible Bosses? Apparently, dentists have a bit of a reputation for over estimating their worth as a boss. A dental hygienist on reddit shared the story of how he and his coworkers all quit at the same time after their dentist boss tried to pull some shady move. They were already working for bare minimum,…
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‘Who do they expect to put up with that for mere pennies?’: Drugstore employee gets reprimanded for taking 3-minute bathroom break, quits on the spot

Have you or a loved one experienced audacity? You may be entitled to financial compensation—act now! For real though, real real talk, where do these people get this amount of audacity? A Redditor recently posted about working a minimum wage job and getting in trouble for taking a 3-minute bathroom break. This feels like audacity on a whole different level. Apparently, the were working at a drugstore that rhymes with fall-beans, at the register. The had to use the restroom, so they asked a cowor…
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‘Did I just get fired?’: Retail employee isn't scheduled for 3 weeks, wonders if she's being passively fired, internet suggest she just quit

So, you finally landed a job—congrats! You've done a few days of training already and now you're ready to get into the nitty gritty of it. But, oh wait, what's this? You aren't on the schedule… You ask again and again when you're working, and nothing. Then they slap you with the “not on the schedule for multiple weeks.” Unfortunately, this is all too familiar a situation in careers like customer service and retail. One retail employee recently took to Reddit in the midst of confusion when she w…
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'She called 8 times in the run of 24 hours:' Restaurant employee no-call/no-shows for her shifts, refuses to believe the manager when he tells her she's fired

Oh no, if it isn't the consequences of your actions! What a surprise… NOT. Yeah, I brought back that joke. Because it truly should not be a surprise. When you do something, like flake on committed plans, then you're going to have to suffer the consequences of your actions. Funny enough, this employee was aghast when she was faced with the outcome of her actions. She no-called/no-showed for her restaurant shift. If you don't t know what that is, it's basically self-explanatory. It's when you don…
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