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

August 9, 2021 54.3k votes 7k voters 357.3k views16 items

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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. Redditor u/Sketch99 asked"What made you quit a job on the spot?" and the responses had us cheering everyone on. 

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    Being Told Things Would Never Change Despite An Extreme Amount Of Problems

    From Redditor u/dragonfly_for_life:

    I am a physician assistant and took a job at an urgent care. After working there for about a month, I noticed some irregularities, such as some medications being expired and sometimes a lack of supplies. I wrote that off as the office manager not being as astute as she should have been, and brought it up to the doctor who owned the place. He said he would talk to her and straighten it out. Then, one of the medical assistants came to me and said, "you know, this has been going on forever, right?" She then said that things would never change and to get used to it because the expired medications had been on the shelf for months and they were told to never throw them out. She then also told me that the auto clave (the machine that sterilizes instruments) was broken and all they did was wash the instruments in soap and water and put them in the auto clave anyway to get them as clean as possible. That was the end of that. I made out a formal complaint to the state medical board and never showed up again. The state actually came in the very next day and raided the place. They shut him down immediately. They found so many things wrong that not only did they keep the place out of business, they suspended his license.

    From Redditor u/bexdporlap:

    You are a hero. That is extremely disturbing.

    Valid reason?
  • 2

    Completely Changing The Atmosphere Of The Original Cafe

    From Redditor u/Justmeandmygirls:

    I worked as a manager in this really awesome cafe/bar, my interview was basically drinking a bottle of wine with the owner whilst chatting. Totally relaxed vibe, local artwork on the walls (which she sold for no commission), indy music as background noise so you could still have a conversation etc.

    Fast forward 3 years, and she became pregnant with twins and decided to sell the place to a young guy who purchased it as a gift for his fiancée. A nice gift, no? But it soon became apparent that he did this because she couldn't actually hold down a job due to even the most simplest of tasks being entirely beyond her. It took me FOUR WEEKS to teacher her how to use the coffee machine, she spent the evening shifts giving freebies to her mates and she totally gave up on using the panini machine.

    She then announced they were going to be redecorating, so we would either have to take a week off unpaid or use our holiday time. Everyone was forced to use the holiday time. Came back a week later, and we totally didn't recognise the place. It now had white walls with huge TVs blaring out dance music (in a space that only had 12 tables) so loud that we couldn't hear what anyone was saying. We checked the rotas and I had lost 10hrs a week, but the band guy had lost 20hrs.

    Naturally we asked wtf?! And she informed us that she could run the place without us, so she cut out hours. She said that as we didn't have contract with her, she didn't have to give us any notice. Not gonna lie, I was fuming, so I took my apron off, placed my keys on the counter and said that as we didn't have a contract I didn't have to give any notice that I quit. Then promptly walked out and never went back again. The place closed down within 3 months.

    Valid reason?
  • 3

    Being Told They Couldn't Get Paid Because Their Paperwork Wasn't In Order Even Though It Was

    From Redditor u/Jim105:

    I worked for T-Mobile store (authorized reseller, not an actual dealer). One time, I had an amazing week (sold 55 phones, brand new activations on a business account with 55 high end phones at that time). When I got my next check, they said my paperwork was not in order and thus they couldn't pay me.

    As a side note, they always told us to make copies of all paperwork in case this happened so you can show it to the manager and get it resolved within a day. I went over my back up paperwork with my boss, he said everything looked to be in order and he would have the office cut me a check. I went to the office, and they told me it was still not in order. I immediately gave them my store key and quit on the spot.

    I did go through collections and they did settle before I took them to court. The company did go out of business after a few years because they tried that with many other employees and eventually lead to an investigation by the government.

    Valid reason?
  • 4

    The Contract Had A Different Pay Amount Than The Offer

    From Redditor u/CowboyFleeborg:

    Walked in to the interview, everything went well, accepted the job offer. Went to the front desk to do the paperwork, and noticed that the contract had a different pay amount, and that I would be "interning" for the first month for $100/week. I asked first about the amount difference, was told, "oh, this the standard contract, it just hasn't been updated for your specific offer." I told them they'd need to edit and initial the changes before I would sign. "Oh...that's not how things work here."

    I thanked them for their time and left without signing anything. They called me back on the day I was supposed to have started asking where I was. I told them because didn't sign the contract, I was never an employee....hooo boy that was a fun call.

    From Redditor u/4D20:

    So, they expected you to work even without a signed contract? Even bigger red flag, good thing you avoided those exploiters.

    Valid reason?