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Monday, July 30, 2018

I WAS ASKED TO RETURN

Question Of The Week 07-30-18

Did you ever get angry and quit a job 
on the spot? What job and why?

19 comments:

  1. I got angry enough on a job but I was too practical what with mouths to feed and small bodies to clothe. I just let all that anger simmer itself into a serious depression instead. It was not my work. It was my boss and eventually I outlasted him. And so my two children grew up adequately clothed and fed but with a woefully inadequate model of dealing with interpersonal stress.

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  2. I did just walk off a job but not because I was angry....I was bored so I walked downtown to the employment offices and got another job and then went back and told them I quit.

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  3. I was 20 years old, married and no children. My first banking job was in a loan department typing documents for 5 loan officers. One day one of the officers jerked my papers out of my typewriter and yelled at me "What do you think you are doing. I am waiting for my papers!!" I told him I was typing the work in order and he informed me that his work always came first. I got up, went to personnel department and quit my job. When I got home the bank president called me and ask me to come back and discuss the matter. I went back to work in a different department and thus began my 32 year banking career.

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    1. They recognised your qualities thankfully. Hope the officer got the push or at least a good roasting.

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  4. I worked a an Ethan Allen store that was owned by a man who thought it appropriate to put his creepy old hands on my 20 year old thighs. At first I thought he was comforting me until his hand edged up higher and just a little higher. I slammed my hand on his desk, stood and walked to the door. After exiting his office door I encountered a woman who happened to be his girlfriend. I said nothing but we made eye contact. She knew. I pitied her. She was in a hard situation with a young daughter that had spina bifida. I know this guy was supporting them but what a slime.

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  5. I have quit a job on the spot. I have it a solid 6 months and was pretty sure the day before that I was going to quit but gave it another day. I packed my desk and told her I was quitting. I found out later she was an alcoholic. The business closed within a year of my quitting.

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  6. No, but only because I've always been self employed. :D

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  7. I did once when the children were small I worked at a hotel in a restaurant in the evening & the restaurant manager really had it in for me. I had a casual contract which nowadays would be equivalent to zero hours where I could be offered up to 18 hours a week work. To naff me off he put a rota up for the following week which had me down for 39 hours, more than the full time staff! I burst out laughing when I saw it & handed my notice in.
    When the manager asked me what I would do I told him I was going to do a degree at university. The daft bat asked me if I was doing a catering course. As if! It's one of the worst industries to work in, especially for women.
    Thankfully I did get a place for university a few months later & got a grant that paid me more than my wages. I laughed all the way to the bank over that one, it was the best thing that I could have done.

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  8. No, but I fantacized about doing it.

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  9. Never. Which might have been a mistake.

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  10. As a 19 year old, my boss plied me with martinis while discussing my future with the company. I went home and was sound asleep when he crawled into bed with me. It was a struggle but he finally left. I went to his wife the next day for my final pay check and told her why I was leaving.

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  11. Not until now ...

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  12. Yes. I had a cleaning job at a facility for mentally challenged young adults and the boss spoke to me one time too many as if I was one of the workers who couldn't understand simple directions.

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  13. Yes...I did once. I was cooking in a restaurant...I wasn't the chef, at the time, but I was his off-sider. In my opinion,he'd been dealt a bad deal by the owner, our boss; and when I arrived at work that afternoon and discovered what had happened, I turned on my heels and left.

    I didn't regret doing so. I felt good, actually...I went home and celebrated with a couple of Scotches! :)

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  14. No - only quit one job (Jenny Craig) and gave notice for that.

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  15. I've done it once. Last full time job I had in the private sector prior to becoming a guv'mental employee. I got yelled at by a manager for stacking product too high on the shelf. This simply became the straw that broke the camel's back as the accumulation of everything that was wrong with the job (distant ownership, thieving general manager, etc.), so I simply walked off the job and went home.

    Eventually it proved to be a solid decision but at the time I took a severe financial hit for my impulsiveness.

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  16. Nope, I have never walked off a job! I left where I work now a few time, but after cooling down went back in, or was convinced to.

    The shortest I worked without giving notice was in the '70's was 2 days. With a bee allergy I was forced to reach in for donuts with hornets all over them! Yay, I lived thru it.

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  17. I've never quit a paying job on the spot, but a few years ago walked out of a volunteer activity after fifteen minutes. It was poorly run and the manager basically told me "My way or the highway." I took the highway, or the street, in this case.

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