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Booyow
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
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That was February 29, 2020. Living the good life since then.


What a leap of faith


Salmon
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
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You didn't state that earlier. How were you screwed over?


I accepted a role in an out of state project for 6 months with the promise "I'll give you a raise that'll never make you want to quit if you do this for me"

Well...the raise I got (4%) made me immediately want to quit and I did


DemonKA3268
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
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Well...the raise I got (4%) made me immediately want to quit and I did


Can't blame you for quitting. Pretty shitty raise.


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Cajunhawk81
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
Was at a small CPA Firm in Jennings. Been there 4 years, and was ready to be back in Lafayette. Told boss I wanted to be back in Lafayette, but was just looking. Boss found someone to take my job and told me to kick rocks. Wife was pregnant. Looked bad. Ended up with a better job, that I'm still at, 10 years later.


jcaz
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
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Told boss I wanted to be back in Lafayette

I mean I’d suggest keeping that to yourself until new job is secured


TU Rob
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
The only one I ever left on bad terms was one of my first jobs back in high school. Local retail store was hiring cashiers around Christmas, so I applied. Store hours were something like 9-6 on most days, with a shorter shift on Sundays. I think they might have stayed open later on Saturdays, but its been a couple of decades. That's beside the point though. I worked a ton over Christmas break, except for a couple of days we were going to visit family.

School started back, and our school let out a little after 3, and by the time I could drive over, I only got a couple of hours a day. So the owner decided to just let me work all day on the weekends instead. It gave her other employees a break. They seemed fine with this arrangement. I never told them when Spring Break was, but I was just planning on being home on the weekends to work my shifts. Had planned a beach trip with some friends during the week, and had another thing planned for the second week.

I get my schedule, and they had put me on 9-6 almost every weekday. I told my manager I was going to be out of town, and what happened to me just working weekends. He ran it by the owner, and she said I had to come in since I was out of school. She had given two of the other 3 cashiers the week off since they were older and had kids in school, and had planned spring break trips. It was kind of shitty, but I called the store from the beach the next week and told them I wouldn't be coming in. They asked if I was sick, and if I would be in tomorrow. I told them I wouldn't be back in, ever. I quit. I hated that I left the other cashier as the only one, but it sucked that they scheduled me differently without asking ahead. I probably wouldn't have minded working a few days during the week, but not open to close every day as well as weekends on top of it. She basically wanted me there every hour they were open during the two weeks of spring break.


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777Tiger
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
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What a leap of faith



ISWYDT


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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
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I accepted a role in an out of state project for 6 months with the promise "I'll give you a raise that'll never make you want to quit if you do this for me"

I accepted a job under the conditions that I would be traveling but would get at least Thursday-Sunday off every few weeks to come home.

Fast forward 6 months and I had just come back from almost 7 weeks of being out town with no break and was told that I "had to go to a 'hot job' for the weekend". I respectfully refused. The supervisor then said that his guys in town hadn't been home in almost 2 weeks and wanted to spend the weekend there. If I didn't go, I wasn't welcome back on "his jobsite". I said fine, finished up my work, and left. Best decision I ever made.


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uscpuke
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
Where is the douche who cried for no good reason during a round table interview? Surely he has a great quitting story too


Ajo Devil
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
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They discovery a printing error.



Classic !


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Havoc
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
“Worst” meaning quit job and couldn’t find another and ended up homeless and giving BJs for crack?

I think “best” or weirdest would be more entertaining.


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Cajunhawk81
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
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I mean I’d suggest keeping that to yourself until new job is secured


Hindsight is 20/20. No way I could have known anyone wanted to live and work in Jennings that badly. It worked out for me. No harm, no foul.


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Chimlim
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
I worked at a video store, it was bought by new owners and they made some stupid decisions. One of my co-workers called me and she told me she was quitting. I told her I’m probably quitting too because I have another job.

No more than 2 minutes later, the new owner called me and said ‘I heard you’re quitting’ I said ‘yes’ he hung up and that was it. I wanted to leave more professionally but that bitch fricking called the owner and told him I was quitting.


belowmebama
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
Worst for the firing people I’m sure but best for my buddy.

So I got my buddy a job as a bank teller to make money while in college. During a review, the managers were “coaching” and the head manager got a little over zealous and said “you need to think about if this position is for you”. He was average for results so I’m thinking they were trying to motivate him by saying this. Well my buddy just shakes his head and says “Yea. You’re right. This isn’t for me. I quit today. I’ll go type up my resignation.”

They backtracked immediately and tried to save him but he made up his mind.


OWLFAN86
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
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Never really heard what came of that for him.

if I had to guess he's writing news blurbs for LSU message board


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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
I also two that happened recently, but not to me. Not necessarily a quitting story though.

A young guy accepted a position at our company and worked for a few weeks. He took off one morning for a doctor's appointment but ended up being a job interview. Our owner is well known in our industry and got wind of it pretty quickly. The guy was unceremoniously fired and cried. Felt bad but he's an idiot.

Second one is a professor that allegedly didn't have the credentials to teach. I heard through the grapevine that they were forged. He gave us evaluations one day to let us tell him how great of a job he was doing (he wasn't). The next class period was taught by a completely different professor with no explanation where the other guy went.


QJenk
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
I worked at Goodwill my senior year of college.

It sucked, but it was money, whatever. The supervisor, whom I already hated, asked me to stay for a couple weeks after I graduated because they just lost a bunch of workers that week. I said fine, and agreed to work 3 extra weeks to help train on the new employees and stuff.

Well, one particular day, manager just really said something that pissed me off. I tried to hold off to not leave the few employees we had shite out of luck. I couldn't take it anymore. I went for a 15-mimute break, and I just never came back. I always pride myself on being a man of my word. So it did bother me that I quit after commiting to work another 2 weeks. But as I said, I couldn't take it anymore.


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kywildcatfanone
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
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He responded to the email with "k"


No crying emoji or anything?


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Dances with Beagles
Member since Jul 2021
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
I worked for a company that you had to work for a year to earn vacation time. But when you put in your 2 week notice you lost all vacation. All my coworkers knew I was quitting except the branch manager. My wife was 6 months pregnant and I had a better job lined up so I took my 2 weeks and went camping and fishing around Leeville/Grand Isle. I called him the Sunday night before work on Monday morning and quit.

He told me I was wrong for it and I told him "it was either screw the company or screw me, guess which one I chose?"

He told me he'd give me a bad reference. I already had a job lined up in another industry so IDGAF.


lsufan1971
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
Had a guy who quit and boss accidentality included him in a chain email a week after he left. He told Boss to take him off the list. They traded nasty insults and then the former employee came up with a "here is to you Mr can't run a software company guy". He did it within about 15 minutes and put the entire company on blast.

It was impressive.


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