Wild Stories Of Quitting On The Spot

As a great man once said: "You've gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, and know when to run". Nowhere is this more true than at work.

These Redditors came together to share stories of days when they thought they were just gonna have another mundane day at work, but instead, they ended up running for the hills.

1. Health Standards

I was the lead for a fast food restaurant and I moved to another town. I transferred to a restaurant in this town but only went in as a cook since all the lead positions were full.

Had this other cook come in for his shift wearing basketball shorts and was literally inside them gripping himself with both hands. He jumped right on line with me. I was like "Bro, shouldn't wash your hands first"? He just smiled and said, "

Nah man, we don't do that here". I walked out immediately.


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2. When The Cat Is Away, The Jerks Will Play

I started work in a bar in town and was told to be at work at 7 pm for my first shift with the manager providing me with a typed timesheet showing my new working hours. I went home and had a cat nap.

At 5 pm, my new manager calls me asking where the heck I am and telling me I need to come in now. I referred him to my timesheet which stated I was to be in at 7 pm to which he told me, "the timesheet doesn't matter, you do what I tell you".

Hearing this, I politely told him that I would not be in tonight or ever, good night, and went back to my cat nap.


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3. Bottoms Up

I quit this really horrible desk job at a bank, and I did it in an amazing way. We had really low cubicle walls. You could basically see the entire room from your seat.

So, one day, I came in with a six-pack and sat it on top of my cubicle wall and proceeded to drink. I also offered any who walked by a can.

I managed to comfortably drink four cans while doing some work before two supervisors and a manager started walking towards my desk. Needless to say, I was asked to leave.


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4. The Gift of Knowledge

I worked at Spencer’s Gifts for a bit during university. I was working and saw that I was scheduled for an evening shift the day before a morning exam, so I asked the manager if I could switch. She said no, the schedule is already made up.

We went back and forth trying to negotiate. She ended with, “You’re going to have to decide what’s more important, the shift or your exam”.


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