The current submit revisiting the worker who stop by spelling out “I QUIT” in fish impressed me to spherical up some extra epic quitting tales which have been shared right here through the years. Listed here are 10 extra good ones.

1. The flasher

“I used to be employed by a daycare to run their two classroom state-funded Head Begin program. I had just lately left a job on the native early childhood improvement program, so I used to be aware of it. On my first day, I used to be advised I might simply evaluation their set-up, meet with the lecturers/children, and evaluation their paperwork. It was not good. I noticed many errors that may have to be fastened and all the youngsters that had been enrolled have been lacking required paperwork and so they have been mixing funds and provides with the common daycare so it was a multitude.

Anyway, at about 2 the proprietor advised me she wanted to run errands and since somebody had referred to as out, I wanted to ‘run the entrance desk.’ I advised her I didn’t suppose I might try this and he or she was very brief with me and mentioned all I wanted to do was buzz dad and mom in. In fact all of it went to hell as quickly as she pulled out of the parking zone. Mother and father who had misplaced custody and weren’t supposed to point out up, dad and mom who wished to pay prematurely, telephone ringing off the hook, sick children whose mum or dad wouldn’t come get them.

I suppose one other worker who had her cell referred to as her and he or she got here skidding into the parking zone about 3:30. As soon as every part was settled, I used to be referred to as into the workplace and completely griped at. When she lastly stopped, I mainly mentioned, ‘Yeah, this isn’t for me. This was my first day and also you left me alone to deal with all this, your Head Begin program isn’t correctly arrange and it’s going to take somebody weeks to repair it nevertheless it gained’t be me as a result of I stop.’ She began to explode and I mentioned ‘Bye’ and turned to go away. She mentioned, ‘I’m going to want that shirt again’ (all staff have been required to put on a purple polo with the daycare title embroidered). I took it off, tossed it on her desk and walked out in simply my bra. A few dad and mom within the parking zone have been shocked to see a shirtless individual strolling out of the daycare.

I nonetheless don’t remorse it.”

2. The F-you

“I labored at a legislation agency the place nearly each single authorized assistant rage stop. It was actually fascinating. It was an entire poisonous dump. The attorneys have been horrible, the HR director had no backbone. It was completely widespread for the entry degree assistants to simply burst into tears and go into HR’s workplace and inform them they have been leaving, however we had one girl who did the entire stalk out in the midst of the day saying ‘F*** you’ to everybody she handed. She was thought of a hero amongst us all. I used to be youthful then and I left a word on HR’s desk and left one Friday and by no means got here again.”

3. The tirade

“The most effective rage stop I ever witnessed: we had a weekly all-hands employees assembly with obligatory attendance. For those who have been on the street you have been required to dial in. ‘Mike’ referred to as in, and when it was his flip to talk he delivered a scathing tirade that was the stuff of quitting fantasies — completely A+ stuff. The massive boss was so shocked he couldn’t reply at first… however then he pulled it collectively and hung up on Mike. However Mike was a step forward — he’d dialed in on TWO strains, so he was STILL on the decision, and obtained one other couple of killer strains in earlier than he obtained disconnected for good! Mike was an organization hero for months after that.”

4. Extra fish

“I’ve one other ‘resigned in fish’ story! The terrifying paralegal at Exjob introduced a big facet of uncooked salmon into the workplace, stashed it in her high desk drawer, after which loopy glued the lock. She then locked her workplace and loopy glued THAT lock. The hazmat groups have been referred to as by day 8. She was by no means pursued for this as a result of she was … terrifying.”

5. The home fireplace

“I labored for a telephone survey group for, like, an hour. Then I checked out my telephone, made a dramatically involved face, advised my supervisor I’d simply gotten a textual content that my home was on fireplace, and left, by no means to return.

(Eight months later, they despatched me a W2 for my one hour, bless them.)”

6. The correction

“At a ridiculously poisonous job, the VP was the worst individual there, even by their requirements. She demanded an absurd, Panopticon-level of surveillance within the CS division, performed favorites and performed folks off one another, advised us to not talk about our pay with one another (unlawful), and tried to get an worker fired for being an out homosexual girl (unlawful).

She additionally had the behavior of shaming folks in company-wide electronic mail and couldn’t write to avoid wasting her life. Some folks don’t have nice grammar and could be properly served by an assistant drafting emails, however this girl’s emails have been so poorly written they have been inscrutable.

So in direction of the top of the day, after a short however unhinged full firm electronic mail that used ‘your’ for ‘you’re,’ a hero within the claims division replied all with simply, ‘ *you’re.’ 10 minutes later, he popped in to the customer support division to inform us he had gotten what he wished (being fired) and requested if anybody wished his stapler.”

7. The wrench

“Presumably an apocryphal one right here, however once I labored on the oil rigs there was this story:

The background is that on an oil rig you drill utilizing 30 ft sections of pipe, which you screw collectively after which insert down a hole metal tube (we drilled at sea). Whenever you drill down 12,000 ft, thats loads of pipe. So when the drill bit on the top wears out it’s a protracted job. So one time that they had pulled all of the pipe out of the outlet and have been altering the drill bit when one of many blokes by accident kicks one of many huge metal wrenches throughout the drill flooring and plop! it goes down the tube and sinks by means of the drilling mud all the best way down – 12,000 ft. In order that they should put a software on the top of the pipe to catch/hook the wrench and put all of the pipe again down and again up once more. After three unsuccessful makes an attempt they lastly get the mangled little bit of steel out onto the drill flooring. This has taken every week and rigs price about 1,000,000 {dollars} a day to run.

So the “Firm Man,” as the massive boss known as, stomps over to the roughneck who kicked the wrench and unloads a torrent of swearing and abuse telling him to seize his stuff, he’s ‘run off,’ i.e. he’s on the following helicopter off the rig and he’s sacked and can by no means work for this firm once more. The man stares him within the face saying nothing, then walks over to the mangled wrench and drops it again down the outlet.”

8. The cough drops

“I had an worker run out to her automobile “for cough drops” on her first day, about two hours in and by no means return. I hadn’t even assigned any work but, simply gave her a handbook to flip by means of.”

9. The lengthy goodbye

“I don’t have a rage-quit story, however I’ve an superior story of how somebody left after being fired.

They did it at 3 pm on a Thursday … I don’t know why they didn’t wait till the top of the day.

As she left the convention room, she loudly yelled, ‘I JUST GOT FIRED!’ Cue everybody popping up out of their chairs like meerkats to see who it was (it was a cubicle farm, so no privateness in any respect). She walked in direction of her desk to seize her private belongings, however on the best way she stopped by every cubicle… ‘Did you hear, I used to be simply fired!’ ‘Beautiful working with you, gained’t see you once more as a result of I’ve been fired.’

Her supervisor was trailing alongside behind her together with his mouth simply hanging open and eyes extensive. He had NO thought what to do. HR ran off, I believe to get another person increased as much as assist. However I by no means noticed them come again.

Individuals have been laughing and cheering for her. It was talked about without end. Randomly somebody would say ‘I’m fired!’ from behind their cubicle wall and everybody would snigger.

She took about half-hour to collect her issues, say goodbye to everybody, then lastly depart. It was spectacular.”

10. The misunderstanding

“This isn’t fairly a rage stop, nevertheless it’s shut sufficient and a very good story.

My brother-in-law was a supervisor of a quick meals restaurant. He got here in early one morning to search out the place had been emptied out. All of the tables and chairs, the meals, the glassware, every part. The house owners had determined to shut the restaurant and transfer it to a different city and ghosted each him and the workers. And it was payday!

He referred to as the house owners and obtained machines, then seen that they had forgotten to take the very costly money registers. He loaded them on his truck and took them to an undisclosed location and mainly held them for ransom.

As soon as he did that, the house owners have been falling throughout themselves to get in contact, claiming it was all a “misunderstanding” and checks could be mailed. He mentioned no, the checks had higher be delivered right here, by midday, and I’m going to drive everybody to the financial institution to money them earlier than I bear in mind the place your money registers are.

So many sleazy restaurant house owners screw their staff, it’s good to see it may backfire.”


And in case you missed it, right here’s a photograph of that unique resignation in cod.

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