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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
Those are good ones


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offshoretrash
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
I was working for a construction company out of Jackson Mississippi, our foreman was an alcoholic. We were building flood control walls on the Atchafalaya river levee in Bayou Sorrell. We were supposed to be the concrete finishing crew but we helped set and bust out forms and helped pour the concrete. It was hard work, had to carry 5 gallon buckets of water up the levee to mix our mortar and use for clean up. We had words a time or two with the foreman over dumb shite he wanted us to do.

Well we get a visit from the superintendent and the foreman told him we were basically fricking off and staying behind on our work, which was total bull shite. My buddy tells him to frick off he was going to pack his bags and go home, he asks me if I was coming with him. I told the superintendent "well that's my ride" and walked off the job and went home.


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Eli Goldfinger
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
Had a great job that I liked very much, but the drive was just over an hour on a good day with zero traffic.

Got an offer from a company to work from home 3 days per week.

Accepted offer and turned in notice,

On last day of notice period the offer was retracted. No reason was given, but I believe a female internal employee wanted the role and raised hell.

I was without work for 6 weeks, but landed a full time work from home role with a former employer.

The path sucked, but it worked out wonderfully.


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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
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Company hires temps to stuff advertisements into mailing envelopes. They discovery a printing error. The temps were being paid $15 per hour (in 1998).

When the error was discovered, the supervisor announced to the employees "You will need to come in tomorrow to removed the ads from the envelope and replace them with new ads."


When I was around 11 years old a local business owner offered me and a couple of friends $10 dollars to stuff stuff some flyers for his business into the new phonebooks that were going out. He made it sound like it was a pretty quick and easy job. Thinking, with 3 of us, it would be a quick way to make $10 (total) on an otherwise boring summer day we agreed. Then we got there and he had what seemed like a gazillion phonebooks to stuff. We did it for about 2 hours before he casually said he had more phonebooks coming in and would need us there tomorrow at around 8:00 am...with no statement that he would pay us more for another days work.

As soon as he walked out of the room the three of us looked at each other and said "frick this. Let's go play baseball." $10 wasn't worth wasting two days of summer. We told him we were out of there and he was PISSED! Yelling and screaming about how we agreed to work and now we were backing out, leaving him in the lurch, and that he wasn't going to pay us anything for the work we did! We just kind of laughed and said, "that's fine. But you lied to us about the amount of work it would be for $10". I think he even called our parents to bitch about how we "put him in a bind."

This bozo was acting like $10 (in the early 90's) was some kind of huge sum. The reality is he knew he would have to pay way more for adults to do it (or do it himself) and was pissed his underpaid workforce bailed. I think he was such a horses arse about it 11 year old me got so mad I told him to "stuff his own goddanm phonebooks". Something I would have NEVER said to an adult at that time.


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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
Another summer job I had after high school was for this plumbing and HVAC supplier in my hometown. Place is closed down now, probably because of how poorly it was run. They hired teenagers to work in the summer. It was me and about 4 other guys that were not full time. This guy is unloading toilets from a delivery truck, and drops one on his foot. Cusses up a storm and the boss tells him to watch his language. Then said something like that tank better not be broken when I open the box or you're paying for it. It got physical until me and another guy broke them up. Guy walks out without saying another word and never shows up again.


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Eli Goldfinger
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
I took a job waiting tables at Ocharley’s while in college.

2 weeks into the job, I had a double shift on a Sunday.

About 10 large black ladies came in and I served them yeast rolls, water with lemon, and splenda for about 2 hours. They left without tipping 1 penny.

While helping bus the bus able, I slipped just inside the swinging door and dropped dishes everywhere.

A fatass black dishwasher was standing there and said “main…you got your PHD…playah hate disease.”.

I left for my break between shifts and never went back.

I called over a month later to inquire about my final check.

The mgr acted surprised that I was quitting, and I said “I haven’t been there in 6 weeks.” To which she replied “we’re not losing a good employee over this.”


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bigtiger440
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
When i was 15 or 16 a buddy of mine worked at the local Dairy Queen in Moultrie, Ga. One Saturday morning a group of us decided that we would go door to door for the fund raiser we had at school. Well our buddy was scheduled to work that morning so he called the DQ and the owner picked up. He told him that he woke up throwing up and running a fever. About 2 hours later we go up to our 20th house and ring the doorbell and the DQ owner opens the door. He was peed, he just tells my buddy "you know this means your fired" and slams the door. not the craziest story but a that age we thought it was the best thing ever.
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
I worked at a grocery store for like a month. We would pick up our checks and cash them at the store. One day, on payday, this weenie arse dude starts barking at me and a buddy to stick everything immediately, get into the cooler and rotate the milk, etc. not a big deal really, because this is shite we did all the time, but the guy was being a dick.

During lunch we cashed our checks. The same guy starts bitching again. I tell him it’s our break and we are simply cashing our checks and he pops off about company time and we need to end our break. At that moment I said frick it, took off the little apron and name tag, handed it to him, walked to the beer section, grabbed a case of beer, paid for it and walked out. My buddy was right behind me. We never even quit, just bought beer and left Never to return, lol.


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The Spleen
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
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In college I had a stoner friend that delivered pizzas for Pizza Hut. I'm sitting at home one Sunday afternoon watching football and he shows up asking if I wanted a pizza because the people that ordered it didn't answer their door. I had a bowl packed, so we smoked it and started eating that pizza. About 20 minutes go by when I ask him if he needed to get back to work. He just did that stoner giggle and said he guessed he just quit. He went out to his car(still running in the driveway) and got 2 more pizzas out and we feasted the rest of the day.

Never really heard what came of that for him.


I forgot I had recently re-connected with this guy, so I just texted him asking if he remembered it and if he could fill in the blanks for me.

This was before cell phones so they had no way to call and ask where he was. He reminded me that he called the store from my house and his manager screamed at him while he just giggled. He said he thinks this was Super Bowl Sunday, but I'm not sure that's right. I was alone and it was shortly after lunch from my memory. But he said he remembers how pissed the manager was because they were very busy and the 2 other orders had called pissed because their pizzas never showed up. He said they threatened to sue him because it took him several weeks to return the little sign from the top of his car and he had a few of the bags that keep the pizzas warm. He thinks they also accused him of stealing the money from the first delivery that he brought to me, but he confessed he didn't even try to deliver. He drove by my house and saw my car there, and just decided he didn't want to deliver pizzas anymore.

He runs his own independent insurance agency now.


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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
One summer I worked part time for a lawyer - he was nice enough but one of the paralegals was a bitch.

Her ‘fiancé’ had come in and complimented my dress, and she lost her shite right there in the office. She threw crap at me, and she pushed him into the wall. I had been working there for 3 days.

So for the next few weeks everything I did was scrutinized. She put a two minute time limit on client phone calls, I had to have the coffee ready no earlier than 8:15, but no later than 8:18. She re did the filing one weekend, so I had to reconfigure everything because the lawyer couldn’t find anything. I hadn’t ordered enough soft drinks, then I ordered too many, then it was the wrong kind of paper clips. At the 30 day evaluation she asked for me to be fired. One of the other paralegals said that she was under a lot of stress and I was not helping by flirting with the fiancé.

The lawyer laughed and noted that I had barely said a dozen words to anyone since I had been there. A week later a big case came through, and a bunch of people from the news were calling and I wasn’t allowed to talk about it. But apparently someone did, and I was blamed. The lawyer knew it wasn’t me when I gave my notice, and he wanted me to stay. The next day the awful paralegal yelled at me for being on the phone with a client for 3 minutes, and that I had done something else wrong.

As she continued to yell at me, I made a huge purchase order of random things, picked up the phone and put the high profile client on hold and I walked out.

That was the ballsiest thing I had ever done at 19 years old


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charminultra
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
I'm quitting an independent insurance agency tomorrow


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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
Worked at a Sherwin Williams- First week they worked me like a dog with no clear direction. Just had me do stupid tasks that the guys just put off for a long time. I didn't really mind but I was hoping to work in other areas instead of the warehouse. One of the co-managers was a huge douchebag and literally shite his pants when I was walking by him (on purpose) and just laughed. I quit the next day

Not going to lie that shite is funny thinking about it but I wanted to whoop his arse at the time.


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OWLFAN86
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
Not quitting a job but I had a former client that was into me for a couple of 1000 and I had had a vendor I had used do some design work for him, logo /campaign pieces

the candidate had taken the designs and got the work done by someone else stiffing the vendor I had argued with him about it for weeks and he wasn't budging so I went on Facebook posted something about it got a phone call 5 minutes later PLEADING with it me to take it down and he would pay the vendor.

BRO got his money,I drooped the client and he never even filed to run





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billjamin
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
Worst thing I’ve ever done is give two weeks notice and work it out as hard as possible. Once I decide to leave, I’m not changing my mind. I’m usually leaving for a reason, but I don’t hold a grudge or screw them especially since it’s your peers that end up getting fricked. I’ve had 3 companies call me back and pay me consulting fees and or reinstatement of RSU and options because they didn’t sufficiently transfer my responsibilities.

A funny story from my first O&G job was an engineer that got pissed because someone found out he was a registered sex offender. Everyone started giving him a bunch of shite and he quit mid-hitch. That’s when the captain let us know he had been stalling on getting a TWIC and it all made sense. He go mad and tried to fight a few people on the boat. Then we threw his arse on a supply boat and sent him home. When he got to the shop he tried to fight a couple guys while he looked for the manager. Ended up getting a nap from a coil hand who was about twice his size. They moved his truck out to belle chase hwy with him in it and left him. He eventually drove his arse home never to be heard from again.
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KiwiHead
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
I was a Securities Lawyer and I had just finished getting my scumbags client off of a major violation ....fukker was stealing client money .went to bed that night and woke up at 2am disgusted....not the first time. Drove into work at 3 am, cleared out my office by 5 a.m then wrote an email to the partners and then went to bed . Happened on a Friday morning. I slept really well.


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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
Find the video in this link as Beth blazes out!!!
Beth Flames at Walmart


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Jim Rockford
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
My BIL got out of the Navy and was looking for something to do. He decided to try truck driving. Went through the training. Made a few runs with an experienced driver, no problem. His second solo run he got stuck on an icy mountain road. Couldn't go up or down without sliding. He locked up the truck, called the company, hiked down the mountain, caught an Uber to the nearest airport and flew home. His next job was contracting in Iraq which he seemed much safer


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latxwoman
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
When I was living in DFW I was hired for an outside sales position selling pest control to contractors. It was the recession, I was a single parent, and I needed the income badly.

On my first day, I learned I would be selling to residential customers in a makeshift call center in the back of the office. The pay was still the same, but the bonus was less. Again, I really needed the money, so I decided to stick it out.

I was thrown in a room watching VCR tapes about pest control for 8 hours at a time. I was training myself.
After three days, I walked out at one pm, and never went back.

They never paid me for the 24 hours that they owed me.

Fortunately, I was offered a better job days later



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I was a single parent, and I needed the income badly.

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latxwoman

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Aubie Spr96
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re: Worst stories of quitting a job
I worked at Chuckie Cheese in high school with a buddy. We worked in the game room fixing machines, cleaning stuff, and taking care of the game room. Part of the job entailed dressing up as Chucky and going around the restaurant for birthday parties. I always avoided this, but one night I had to do it. I'll be damned if one of the little kids didn't kick me square in the nuts. I changed out of the costume and quit.


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