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'12 out of 16, including myself, quit': 15+ satisfying quitting stories where an entire group walked out together

'12 out of 16, including myself, quit': 15+ satisfying quitting stories where an entire group walked out together

Like most things in life, quitting is safer in numbers. The following quitting stories are all the more satisfying because here, we have entire teams walking out, throwing in the towel, and leaving in droves. That's what you get for trying to mess with your employees' time, schedules, workloads, and stress levels. These stories take me back to the days of an unpaid internship which shall remain nameless. The other interns and I expected to be doing research and standard office duties. However,…
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'I am fully aware I'm not liked here': Employee quits in petty email exchange after their weekend schedule is repeatedly disregarded

'I am fully aware I'm not liked here': Employee quits in petty email exchange after their weekend schedule is repeatedly disregarded

Reading a petty back-and-forth between an employer and an employee is like watching a taboo tennis match. With each message, we fully gasped as the ball was hit into the other person's court and then smashed back. Like tennis, it takes skill and confidence to talk back to your employer with carefully crafted messages full of facts and receipts. This employee knew what they were doing and had nothing to lose as it seemed clear they were prepared to leave. They shared this post via this thread on…
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‘I had enough of her’: Banker threatens to quit but stays for a generous raise, puts in her two weeks shortly after anyways when new manager brings her to tears

Sometimes you need to quit because you're not getting paid enough for the work you do. Sometimes you are getting paid well for the work you do, maybe even over the usual market value for your position, but if the work environment is making you miserable, you still need to quit. Obviously, it's up to you, do whatever you want, but are you seriously okay with having to endure such a volatile place for such a a huge chunk of your life? One banker said enough is enough. She had been working at this…
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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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Boss Abandons Understaffed Team To Go On Vacation, Employee Switches Jobs While She’s Gone

Boss Abandons Understaffed Team To Go On Vacation, Employee Switches Jobs While She’s Gone

If employees are expected to give plenty of advanced notice when they go on vacation, their bosses should consider leading by example. Company policies should always go both ways. One cannot expect a manager to earn the respect of their team if they go behind their backs and abandon them during a difficult time for the company. This manager decided to just completely bail on her understaffed team, leaving only one team member to do all of the work. The Redditor already was in charge of taking o…
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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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Boss Denies Manager's Promised Promotion, Manager Gets Store Shut Down: 'They were going to demote me!'

Boss Denies Manager's Promised Promotion, Manager Gets Store Shut Down: 'They were going to demote me!'

This is why getting hired with the promise of a pay raise “down the road” is never a good idea. There will inevitably be some grand excuse as to why those promises cannot be met when that much anticipated “down the road” date is reached. It's one of those
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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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'You won't get away without paying me': New owner refuses to give employee his moneys worth, employee finds a creative way of getting it all back

'You won't get away with not paying me': New owner refuses to give employee his money's worth, employee finds a clever way to get paid anyway

From roughly the age of 15 to 22 (fresh out of college), we are expected to accept any position, as long as someone will hire us, regardless of the duties and responsibilities. Hold your horses; what I mean to say is that every position, within 'normal bounds', is acceptable. As a result, I believe we can all agree that for nearly ten years, we have been changing jobs frequently in the hopes of finding one that won't be emotionally or physically taxing. The jobs differ according to age, prefere…
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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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