From the article: Resignation Do's and Don'ts
How did you leave your job? Share your best and worst resignation, getting fired, or getting laid-off stories. How did you quit? Or, how were you fired or laid-off? Also, read other leaving your job stories. Share Your Story
Screw you Guys. I'm Going Home.
- A few weeks ago, all of our employees in a department simply quit. The last one to go came to work, calmly did her main project for the day, clocked out and walked out. She'd never told anyone she was leaving, or she was unhappy. The phantom resignation strikes back!
- —Guest Auro
Gave Notice and Called in Sick
- I worked at store that was very unfair on some things. I had just started there and they had me running on different registers and this was during the holidays. But I didn't hate it, the problem was financially I need more money per hour and this job wouldnt do it. So I gave a two weeks notice and called in sick because I feel so weak and nauseous and can't interact wit that many people.
- —Guest Samantha
Working in an Awful Environment
- I started a new job several months ago with a big title in small-sized firm. Do NOT believe the grass is greener with a bigger title and promises of grandeur. I was told I had "complete" creative direction and had to lead with programs, yet upper management completely re-writes almost every ad and promotion I create. They say I am not strong as they thought I was in my interview and are disappointed with my performance. Are you kidding? I should have stayed in my consulting job in a high-tech company as a small fish in a big pond.
- —Guest BamBam
They gave me good news, I gave them bad.
- I worked as an intern for a small telecommunications firm. The business was family owned and operated, as the owners were husband and wife. They brought me into their office on a Friday afternoon to tell me the good news. They were going to offer me a full time position when I graduated from college in two weeks. I responded to them with the bad news that I had already accepted a job offer from another company and was giving them my two weeks notice. Needless to say, they were pretty disappointed, and I feel very bad about it.
- —Guest Eric
SENT A POSTCARD
- I had a job at a sign manufacturing company in Tennessee. The job was a health hazard and the employees would meet after work and drink moonshine (ya really!). I took a vacation to Florida and got a job there. Sent Tennessee a postcard from Florida..."This job isn't working out!"
- —Guest Seth
- I worked for a ma and pop shop and was the youngest employee there. Needless to say, they all claimed me being incompetent and never going to go anywhere (ironic since most still work there). I went in and felt the tension, claimed I was sick, got a lecture. I claimed that this was an unprofessional establishment, gave HER a lecture, and made a dramatic exit. I love being a drama queen!
- —Guest Sara
- I was the youngest person working at a gas station, just off the interstate. The people I worked with had been there a long time, and had an unwritten code of how to do things. I worked there for about a year with a few minor squabbles, but nothing I lost sleep over. As time went on my coworkers began hounding me more and more about my work experience. They were constantly talking down to me and chewing me out in front of customers for doing some of the same things they do. I never stood up for myself and let them walk all over me because I'm so non-confrontational. So today, when the stress of just thinking about going to work was making me ill, I called my boss and told her that I would not be coming in today due to sickness. She made such a big deal out of it that I told her how the other women on my shift yelled at me, and that nothing I did could please them. She DIDN'T even care. So I told her I was done, and that I wasn't coming back.
- —Guest Anna500
- I shared on Facebook about my horrible day and my horrible manager. It took a week for them to fire me because the post was old. It did upset me because my employer didn't give us a handbook, I was told we had to read it "electronically" on the jobs website. (Like everybody has time at work or the internet at home)
- —Guest Ms. Unknown
- I quit without giving notice. I was hired to teach computers & ended up teaching science based tech & other jobs setting me up for failure & get written up. Ran scared quit. What should I tell my prospective employer as to why I left and reason for leaving with no notice? Never did this in my life.
- —Guest Marilyn
I Left On a Sweet Note
- I was working a temporary assignment that was supposed to become a permanent job in 90 days. After fulfilling a little more than 60 days, I received a phone call at 6:15 a.m. that my assignment had ended. The lady whose place I took wanted to come back, and she was allowed to do so. Even though I thought that to be unfair, I wanted to do the right thing. When I went back to the office to gather my personal belongings, I brought cookies and explained that I wanted to leave on a "sweet" note.
- —Guest Rosetta
I was escorted out
- I recieved a call from a much better opportunity financially and personally, and they needed me for the very next day. The job where I was already at was terrible and the enviroment was ghetto and tense. So I went to the administrators office told her about the call and told her I'd finish out the rest of my workday. Five minutes later she came back to my office and escorted me out of the building to my car where I awaited for my belongings to be delivered to me. Needless to say she was fired 2 weeks later, but I look back at the expierance with no regrets and a lot of humor.
- —Guest Layla
- I quit my job for the reason that my religion is not accepted by my boss. it is so hard to leave my students just because of this reason but i think my principle as for my religion is concern is very much important while my boss is trying his best to change me for his own good. i left because i cant practice my free-will well infact my boss is a tourist in my country
- The company was struggling in 2007 no raises, insurance % for employees out of pocket too high, no promotions etc. Then to find out they were closing the doors - this was a collection company, go figure! Let alone it's hard to find former employees for new job personal references.
- —Guest Lorraine I James
I Was Walked Off the Job
- With 7years of experience working in/at the Prisons, or at non-profit substance abuse rehabilitation facilities, I was hired quickly and then fired just as fast. I was recommended for the job through a few prior co-workers. Interviewed in a day and offered the job.Followed by my first day of training. Day 1, my pants weren't appropriate. Day 2 my shirt was too low cut. Day 3 in a small lack of air flow, stagnent room to watch monotone slow training videos- I got very sleepy, so I stood up to watch the videos. At the end of the day I was pulled into the supervisors office accused of being a safety risk. Day 4 I was written up for being TWO minutes late on the prison yard. Day 5 I was sent home for not having appropriate shoes !! the following monday I was told to sit in an empty room until the supervisor could speak to me. so I sat there. 20 minutes later the supervisor came in and asked me to sign a note of termination, I refused-based on her listed reasons. I was walked off the prison.
Couldn't take it anymore
- I had a boss I did everything for. She was so unappreciative. tried to hold on but when she turned in a review I never signed I was done! Found a new job and left. When I told her she treated me like garbage.
- —Guest Teresa
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