16 Times Multiple People Quit A Job On The Spot For Valid Reasons

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Landing a job can be one of the most tedious and difficult things. And often times, the process is so worth it for a job that someone loves. But, for the not-so great jobs, sometimes something can happen that's just the final straw for an employee. Once in a while, this causes a ripple effect across the whole company. Redditor u/PegBundysBonBons asked: "What happened at your work which caused multiple people to all quit at once?" and the responses had us cheering everyone on.

  • 1
    735 VOTES

    A Nephew Power Trip

    From Redditor u/fuzzyoctopus97:

    Owners retired, they were literally the greatest people, both very sweet, and kept the place running like a well oiled machine, they took pretty good care of us and their restaurant. When they left, they gave the restaurant over the their nephew. At the time, he was a busboy/waiter, kind of standoffish, and a bit lazy at times, but for the most part did his sh*t and went home. Until he got the power of being the owner. He fired four people, including two of the four cooks, and two of the three dishwashers, literally that same day, on a Friday night just before the dinner rush, all because he, “didn’t like their attitude.”

    He refused to allow people to take vacation that they’d already requested, and gotten confirmed by the original owners. He would change the schedule randomly without telling anyone, and then scream at people when they missed a shift or came in late because of it. He’d refuse to replenish the kitchen until we were literally already out of things, then take forever to put in the orders. He showed up randomly and would drink at the bar (for free of course because he was the owner), and then bring in all his buddies to drink with him. Together, they’d get way out of hand and try to start fights.

    Within the first month of him being the owner, over half the staff had quit, usually walking out literally in the middle of their shifts. After being screamed at, they’d basically throw down their aprons and tell everyone else that they were so sorry, but they couldn’t do it anymore. After the last cook, this big dude who usually kept the kitchen laughing and running at a decent pace, started crying in the middle of his shift. He dropped everything he was doing after the boss came and yelled at him for being, “too slow and making slop.” When he walked out, the rest of us just bailed along with him. Four months later, the place was closed, his aunt and uncle were absolutely furious and devastated that he’d run the business they’d built up for over 30 years into the ground.

    735 votes
  • 2
    770 VOTES

    A Strike At A Minor League Baseball Team

    From Redditor u/Nevermind04:

    When I was 16, I worked in the concessions stand at a minor league baseball stadium. Minimum wage at the time was $5.15/hr, this job payed $8, and it was always in the evenings, so it was perfect work for a high school student. The only bad thing was our management was TERRIBLE. The main manager would throw toddler tantrums about once a shift over stupid stuff, like not ordering enough of a specific beer (she did the ordering) or running out of pre-cut lemons for tea.

    One night, the stadium was running a promotion and it was incredibly busy - easily 2-3x the normal volume of customers. We were all working our *sses off handling multiple roles each with absolutely no downtime. Although we all cleaned as we worked, nobody had a chance to do thorough cleaning for the whole shift because of the never-ending horde of hungry baseball fans. The manager showed up 3-4 hours late (per usual) and throws the biggest tantrum ever over the unswept floor. Finally, she announces, "Listen up you lazy f*cks! Minimal work gets minimal pay. Everybody is being paid minimum wage tonight because you slobs won't clean up anything."

    Both of our bartenders and the bar back quit on the spot, which caused a chain reaction. We all took off our aprons and hats to leave. She blocked the exit and was red in the face from screaming, so one of the cooks climbed out of one of the big serving windows where we served customers. So, I did the same and most of the staff followed. Bear in mind that this all happened in front of like 200+ customers. Of course, my final paycheck "got lost" so I had to file a wage theft complaint with the workforce commission.

    770 votes
  • 3
    748 VOTES

    Got Hired For A Job Before The Other Person Was Fired

    From Redditor u/eck226:

    I was hired by the new owners to replace the existing manager. I was under the impression that he was moving on to another job somewhere. After about 4 days, I asked him where he's headed and if he's excited. He just looks blankly at me and says, “I'm not going anywhere. I'm just training you as the assistant manager, right?” The look I gave him must have been a great tip off, because he got up and walked into one of the new owner's offices. After about 30 seconds, they were screaming at each other. Then, he just storms out of the office, grabs his stuff, gives me the finger, and leaves.

    Over the next few days, I was trying to calm things with the employees. They're not faulting me, but now have a very bad taste in their mouths about the new ownership. Over about a 7-10 day time period my team shrank from 15 people down to 3. I hobbled along with that the best I could while we tried to hire new people, but the new owners were offering so little, we had trouble finding people. After 3 months or so of that, I started to get fed up and overwhelmed, and when the owners started to get on me about missed deadlines, I had had it. We were still only at 5 people, 2 of which were brand new and still training. They didn't allow me to refuse work or push deadlines out, they expected the same output as a 15 person team. So, after my third day in a row of being berated for missing a deadline that was impossible to make, I quit.

    From Redditor u/LuxNocte:

    Hiring you to replace him without telling him is evil. Hiring you to replace him without telling you they haven't told him is dumb.

    748 votes
  • 4
    637 VOTES

    Cancelled All Raises And Bonuses Except For CEO

    From a Redditor:

    Canceled all raises and bonuses for everyone except the CEO, his wife (financial and HR), and his son (utterly useless IT). It was also in a year where we had record profits, and brought in almost double the clients on top of announcing they aren't looking to hire more people when we were already overwhelmed. Good part about it was when the majority of us quit, they lost almost every single client shortly afterwards to their competitors and the company is now defunct.

    From Redditor u/Boozebox:

    Yeah, don't mess with people's pay when there's not a rock solid reason to do so. Definitely one of the fastest ways to implode your company.

    637 votes
  • 5
    556 VOTES

    Given An Ultimatum Between School And A Part Time Job

    From Redditor u/bcos4life:

    I worked at Grease Monkey in high school. They kept scheduling me from 3:00pm-close. When I applied, I made it abundantly clear that I got out of school at 3:00pm, and would get there at 3:10pm. About week 2, the manager pulls me into the office and says, "You have been late everyday." When I told him I have school, he said, "You need to decide what's important." I laughed, as I thought he was kidding. He wasn't. I told him he could let me go if it wasn't going to work, but he begrudgingly let me stay on. He got fired for making jokes about a customer, while she was in earshot. The new manager hated me from day one, since I got, "special treatment because I'm in school."

    I asked for a day off to go to Six Flags, about two weeks prior. The day comes, and he calls me at about 9 and says, "(Co-worker) called in sick. I need you here now." I told him I was on my way to Denver with a group and that I asked for the day off. He huffed and yelled, "Grow the f*ck up! Get here, or you can come get your last check." I said "I'll be there in an hour." And went to Six Flags. Picked up my last check a couple weeks later and was accused of stealing a coat.

    556 votes
  • 6
    717 VOTES

    Super Bowl Sunday Disaster

    From Redditor u/Abstractpants:

    I worked at Buffalo Wild Wings for a few years as a line cook. Two different stores, same pay. It was the type of work where you ask for a raise and they scoff and say, “yeah, me too.” Anyways, I had been pretty dead set on quitting sooner or later, our kitchen was very small. Most people ended up closing 4-5 days a week with doubles on the weekends, while still attending school full time as it was a college town.

    On SUPER BOWL SUNDAY, a useless coworker who ducked out in the bathroom most the shift finally stops showing. In response, the managerial staff delegated closing to my pal Jay. Dude was an absolute delight to be around, hands down the best coworker ever. Jay had told them that due to being a full time student, he no longer wanted to be first in last out (4pm-12am, 1am on the weekends). They basically told him to go f*ck himself, and that they didn't have any more shifts for him. Immediately, me and one other cook walked to the office and quit on the spot. Buffalo Wild Wings lost 4 cooks on Super Bowl Sunday, leaving them with 7 full time students on the schedule. It was a managerial sh*t show.

    717 votes