15 Satisfying Quitting Stories That Might Give You Some Ideas

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Workers: vote up the best stories about quitting a job that you'd like to repeat.

Getting a job isn't easy. Quitting your job is even harder. For those who are struggling with their work, these satisfying quitting stories might help give you the courage to hand in your two weeks notice. Read on and vote up the best ways to quit a job.


  • 1
    7 VOTES

    They Just Blocked Their Boss

    From Redditor u/trumods:

    By blocking my boss when he was asking me to come in since no one else did.

  • 2
    19 VOTES

    They Took "If You Don't Like It, Leave" To Heart

    From Redditor u/DestinyPup:

    When my boss said, “If you don't like it then you should leave!” I just said alright and left. 

  • 3
    11 VOTES

    They Spent Their Whole Last Day Giving Out Free Food

    From Redditor u/dubyabinlyin:

    I gave away free food all day on my last day at Burger King. I worked late too. Oh, it's on me.

  • 4
    3 VOTES

    They Handed In Their Resignation Letter In Front Of Their Manager's Boss

    From Redditor u/Commercial-Energy839:

    I worked at a place for 10 years. When my long-term boss was replaced, I got shelved and a replacement was brought in. They didn't fire me, they were just waiting for me to leave. After a couple of months, I decided to leave, but it took me a long time to find a good job opportunity. During that time, and because my replacement was not up to snuff, I got some of my old responsibilities back.

    It took me almost 6 months, but one day I walked into the office to deliver my 2 months notice. My then boss caught me in the hall and asked if I wanted to go to the Web Summit the following week. I said yes. Waited until the last day of the Web Summit and then handed him the resignation letter, in person, in front of his boss.

    It felt good.

  • 5
    3 VOTES

    They Quit, Their Manager Asked For Them Back, And They Got To Deny Them

    From Redditor u/CaptainMarvelBest:

    I worked at a popular restaurant right after college. The manager I had acted in almost every way like Ebenezer Scrooge. It was miserable.

    About a year in, I'm taking a family's order as a waitress and once I enter the back, he tells me, "Stop what you're doing. Follow me". He led me to his office upstairs and began yelling and cursing. Everyone downstairs surely heard all of what was said. He said things like, "You always run your f*cking mouth when taking orders" and "Maybe you'll do better-washing dishes because you can't speak to anyone." I didn't even talk that much. I always got the most tips from people because they liked my friendly demeanor. But I guess that was the worst thing in the world: socializing!

    Well, once he was done ranting about how bad I am, that was it. I wasn't taking it anymore. I got up and went for the door. He was still talking when this happened, saying, "You get the f*ck back here you b*tch". I ignored him. After slamming the door, I went downstairs and told all of my fellow servers individually that I was quitting. I got along with all of them and spoke about how the manager had something against me, so they were very understanding of the situation. I then left.

    A couple of days later I got a text from one of my ex-coworkers saying that they are running so behind schedule without me. The manager texted through this co-worker's phone (since I blocked his main number), saying "Please come back. You can continue doing what you did before." and that this was all a misunderstanding. I then quickly replied, "You can take my job and shove it up to your *ss."

  • 6
    3 VOTES

    They Watched The Over-Confident Executive Chef Go Down In Flames

    From Redditor u/KnightKrawler:

    I was working at a 4-star hotel in Florida. I was in the In-Room Dining kitchen and they decided to change all the Chefs (this process took about 2 months). Well, we got busy one night and the hotshot new Executive Chef decided I wasn't working fast enough. He came over to my station and told me to go smoke a cigarette while he caught it up. I told him no that I had work to do. About 10 minutes later he tells me again to go smoke a cigarette. I say "fine, whatever guy" and go out and smoke my cig. By the time I get back, he's hammered with work and going down quick. I look him dead straight in the eyes (right in front of all the other cooks and the staff) and tell him "You are the most incompetent chef I have ever had to work for, and, I don't work here anymore." Realizing he was going to spend the rest of the night going down in flames, he gave me a look that was priceless.