"Adam" must have gotten a competitive offer from the KFC across the street. His ticket to a better job and a better life.
~Office Lackey Jack
Quitting a bad job can be a breath of fresh air, especially if you've got a new, better one lined up and nothing to lose. There's no better opportunity to be honest to management than when you know you're not coming back. It's frustrating situations like these screw this I'm out moments that make leaving a bad situation worthwhile. But also be wary when looking for a new job, because there are some definite interview red flags.
There are some people and jobs out there that it just feel too good to get away from. In this case it was a tyrannical boss who flouted the rules and tried to make someone work after firing them. Quitting a frustrating situation and having a "screw this, I'm out" moment can lead us to reevaluating ourselves and moving on to something better. Bosses can suck, like this incompetent manager who forbid overtime and had it totally backfire.