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30 People Who Quit Their Job On The Spot Shared The Final Straw That Broke The Camel’s Back

For some reason, it can be extremely difficult to obtain a job with a company that values its people, pays them well, and respects their work boundaries. It’s an inevitability. At some point in your life, you’ll decide to leave the job you enjoy—or despise—and pursue opportunities that are more challenging and rewarding. Perhaps you’re looking for a raise, perhaps it’s time for a move, or perhaps you simply despise your current position. Whatever your reasons for resigning, you will almost certainly do so at some point in the future. Occasionally, though, individuals emerge who pay attention to their inner calling, declare that enough is enough, and refuse to succumb to the ludicrousness of their profession. They are going to quit on the spot. Here are some actual stories of people who have had enough and couldn’t take any more of their workplace nonsense and decided to take action.

1. Why would the boss brag if the bonus was just an ice cream?!

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2. Talk about micromanaging!!!

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3. That is a pretty creative way to take revenge!

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“It’s easy to get caught up in the heat of an issue, have tunnel vision, and then just quit without thinking about the consequences,” Christine Mitterbauer, a licensed and ICF-approved career coach and serial entrepreneur told in an interview. “Before you just quit your job, you should take a step back and try to look at your whole situation objectively. Practise thinking before you speak. You want to make sure that it’s not your ego getting in the way.”

Christine suggests thinking about the following things: “If you quit your job right now, will you genuinely be happy with all the consequences for the coming days, weeks, and months? Or will you regret it? Can you even afford to quit your job? How will it look on your CV?”

4. Walking away from a toxic environment is the greatest feeling!!

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5. Serves the boss right!

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6. $3000 worth of food!!!

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“Once you have cooled down, you could take a look at all the pros and cons of quitting, and then decide what’s the right decision for you in the longer term. Never make any hasty decisions when you’re emotional,” Christine explained.

Christine said that generally “it’s not wise to quit your job on the spot, as this shows you haven’t thought through the consequences.” She added: “We don’t think rationally when we’re angry and frustrated, so you need to wait until those emotions have subsided before you can assess your situation objectively.”

7. Sometimes walking out is the right thing to do.

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8. Elimination program?! That is rough!

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9. A perfect ending to a crappy job!

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If an employee walks out of a job, the boss can think about how they could have handled the situation differently, so they avoid a similar situation in the future, Christine argues. “Did they act unfair or emotionally? It’s a healthy habit to always take a step back from difficult situations to learn how you could handle them better next time round,” she concluded.

10. Absolutely absurd!

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11. Seems like a scene out of a movie…

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12. A 2-minute notice is legendary!

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13. The audacity of the manager to SPIT!!!

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14. Tit for tat.

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15. 20 minutes is all it took to realize it just wasn’t worth it!

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In some cases, you may feel like no one is listening to you. “If you feel that there’s nothing you can do to change the situation and the company or people involved are unwilling to change, then you have to decide whether you’re willing to stay in that environment or not,” Eddy Ng, the James and Elizabeth Freeman Professor of Management at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

16. That was a start of a better friendship!

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17. That is an awful manager!

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18. That is just a horrible way to make someone do work!

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19. Good for him!

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20. Should have returned that letter back!

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21. That is one way to quit your job!

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22. Some people sure know how to make an exit…

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23. That is one heroic way to quit.

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24. Wha- Who in their right mind would say something like that?!

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Meanwhile, Professor Ng from Bucknell University said that if the problems in the workplace concern derogatory comments (like unwanted or unwelcome jokes), a human rights complaint might be the right course of action. “Employers (managers and HR) can be held responsible for inaction,” he told us and added that “if repeated complaints about the toxic workplace to the manager or HR fall on deaf years, then it is indicative that the employer is not taking the concern seriously and it’s the cue that you should switch employers/workplace.

25. Let’s just never go near carnival rides again… Okay?!

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26. Some people really do that?!

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27. Umm…

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“On the other hand, “if management makes an effort for change, then it would be an opportunity to assist with that change. Many organizations are not addressing systemic discrimination and are engaging with employees with this change,” Professor Ng said. In more severe cases when the toxic workplace environment becomes a health concern and the employer is still not willing to act accordingly, the employee can always quit and sue the employer for constructive dismissal.

28. Every “do you even what to work here?”, should be replied to in this way!

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29. His car was broken into and the manager still chewed him out?!

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30. That sounds like the most chaotic 3 hours ever!

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Some people work for bosses who are completely ludicrous, and their demands are even more ridiculous! Let us know if you have ever had to deal with such obnoxious supervisors in your life.


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