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The Great Resignation: Stories Behind the Reasons People Quit Their Job

Mass Quitting Happening Regularly

Mass Quitting Happening Regularly

This note was left on the door of Hot Topic, and it reads:

Almost all our staff walked out due to the inability of the Hot Topic Company to support and give a living wage.

We cannot support ourselves and our families. We have worked so hard and cannot do this any longer.

You cannot pay your workers in passion. Sorry for the inconvenience.  

Other chimed in about how bad it is to work at Hot Topic:

I remember they treated employees as if it were a privilege to be working for them.

It was very cult-like. Like, “No one gets your individuality like we do. You’re one of us.”

You were expected to be grateful you got paid minimum wage because you could wear whatever you want.

You have to work open to close Thanksgiving through New Year’s but you can dress like the candy ravers! YAAY!

And the mark up is so ridiculous. Like beyond normal retail.

Another said:

Hot Topic has always been like this as far as I know.

Understaffed, overworked, they use tiny spaces and cram more product than is reasonable.

The working conditions are sub-par at best and the pay is horrible.

Managers end up doing most of the work and hardly get paid enough to justify working as is.

Another person chimed in with their mass quitting story:

Last Thursday my office (a dental practice in a very wealthy area) had a meeting.

We were informed that we would only be approved for one day off per quarter – one day off every three months.

None of us in the office get ANY benefits. No PTO, no medical, no holidays, nothing.

We were also told that because we (the hygienists) are booked so far out, if we take our day off, we will have to come in early or work late to make up for the patients we didn’t see that day.

Me and the other hygienists all put in our letters of resignation today.

We all typed letters and laid them on our boss’s desk.

When he got back from lunch, he had to read through all the letters.

My coworker told me that she saw him throw our stack of letters at the office manager while saying “look at this.”

My boss decided to act like nothing happened.

He didn’t mention anything or even say a word about it to me and the other staff members that were quitting.

The doctor and my office manager were also in a meeting by themselves at 5 pm.

He always leaves at around 3:30 pm so it was satisfying to see him staying late to sort this out.

They both gave me a death stare when I walked by the little window to the room they were in though.

I decided to quit Sunday night, and by Monday afternoon, I had another job that’s 30 mins closer, higher pay, and I get off 2.5 hours earlier

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Say It with Us: Sitting Isn’t Unprofessional

Say It with Us: Sitting Isn’t Unprofessional

Boss: Good Evening. I was reviewing the cameras from our shift today and noticed you were sitting on a stool for the majority of your shift.

Boss: This is completely unacceptable behavior, and we will be discussing it tomorrow before the shift.

Employee: I cleared it with the team lead. I have two broken bones in my left foot (doctor documented).

Employee: Aside from that – I packed 240+ Units Per Hour for the entirety of my shift, 12 full hours. I earned first place for today.

Employee: So, just to be clear -- my impressive performance was overshadowed by the fact that I wasn't uncomfortable enough while doing it?

Boss: I'm not really appreciating your attitude. You could have just said the first part where it was cleared with another lead instead of being disrespectful.

Boss: This type of behavior isn't going to get you anywhere here.

Employee: Hey, thanks for wasting my precious off time with some garbage you didn't bother to investigate beforehand.

Employee: Seriously – 240+ Units Per Hour – what you claim to be the pinnacle of performance there, I achieved it, and I get grief because I was sitting while doing it.

Employee: You guys need to get your priorities straight. It is no wonder you have such difficulties retaining staff.

Employee: I'm not concerned with going "anywhere" there.

Employee: It's a toxic environment with ignorant people at the helm. I won't be in tomorrow or ever again.

Boss: We don't need to rush to you leaving.

Boss: Let's talk in the morning and we can sort this out.

Employee: No thanks.

Employee: Have a good life.

Amazon is Something Else

Amazon is Something Else

For this one, we want to preface it by saying this was during the massive tornados in Illinois.

That’s the same state where the warehouse completely collapsed.

These are direct quotes from a driver that was delivering packages.

Driver: Radio's been going off.

Dispatch: OK. Just keep driving. We can't just call people back for a warning unless Amazon tells us to do so.

Editor’s note: A warning (as mentioned in the text) is when there is a tornado verified on the ground, wreaking havoc.

Driver: Just relaying in case y'all didn't hear it over there.

Around 30 minutes later, the driver began texting again.

Driver: Tornado alarms are going off over here...

Dispatch: Just keep delivering for now. We have to wait for word from Amazon.

Dispatch: If we need to bring people back, the decision will ultimately be up to them.

Dispatch: I will let you know if the situation changes at all. I'm talking with them about it now.

Driver: How about for my own personal safety, I'm going to head back.

Driver: Having alarms going off next to me and nothing but locked buildings around me isn't sheltering in place.

Driver: That's wanting to turn this van into a casket. Hour left of delivery time.

Driver: And if you look at the radar, the worst of the storm is going to be right on top of me in 30 minutes.

Driver: It was actual sirens.

Dispatch: If you decide not to come back, that choice is yours. But I can tell you it won't be viewed as for your own safety.

Dispatch: The safest practice is to stay exactly where you are.

Dispatch: If you decide to return with your packages, it will be viewed as you refusing your route.

Dispatch: Which will ultimately end with you not having a job come tomorrow morning. The sirens are just a warning.

Editor’s note: Sirens mean there is an active tornado on the ground.

Driver: I’m literally stuck in this d*mn van without a safe place to go with a tornado on the ground.

Dispatch: Amazon is saying shelter in place.

Dispatch: I will know when they say anything else to me.

Dispatch: [Driver name] you need to shelter in place.

Dispatch: The wind just came through the warehouse and ripped the RTS door and broke it so even if you got back here, you can’t get in the building.

Dispatch: You need to stop and shelter in place.

Driver: Okay.

Anyone who lives in tornado alley knows that being in a vehicle when a tornado comes through is a death sentence.

The warehouse mentioned in the texts is the very one where six Amazon workers tragically died when it collapsed.

The driver stated they were about 30 miles away from the warehouse. Thankfully, they survived.

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Death in the Family

Death in the Family

Boss: Where are you at

Employee: ?

Boss: You told (another employee) you could work night shift tonight

Employee: No I did not. I told (employee) I couldn't work Monday

Boss: You told him you couldn't work in the morning but you could work normal hours

Employee: As you know, I found out yesterday my dad passed away. I'm gonna go ahead and take the one day I get a week off to mourn his death.

Employee: I am so sorry for any inconvenience this will cause you

Boss: My uncle died a few days ago, I lost my grandma. Stop being a victim

Employee: Mail me my check. I quit.

Employee: And go f*ck yourself.

Apparently, this isn’t too uncommon. A user commented a similar experience:

Omg this sh*t happened to someone I worked with at IHOP years ago.

She literally got a call while she was working that her mother died in a car wreck that morning.

Manager literally told her that she needed to stay and finish her shift or be fired for negligence.

Home girl took off her apron and yeeted it at his face.

He was still yelling that she would be fired if she walked out the door AS she was walking out the door.

Another person had a similar experience:

My dad died years back.

I called my boss to please come in early for me so I could catch a flight to try and see him before he died.

She showed up 10 minutes early.

He died while I was in the air, and I found out at my connecting flight.

I texted her the news. I landed at my destination.

First text was from here asking when I was returning to work.

I took a week off. I didn’t ask I told her.

She texted a few times asking when I was coming back after I told her the date.

I came back on my time and never heard a word from her. It was never brought up again

Good Luck Without These Assets

Good Luck Without These Assets

About 3 years ago I used to work as a videographer doing social media content for a seven-figure company.

I was paid roughly just better than minimum wage and was cranking out (at one point) 50 videos a day.

I was freelancing and was on a loose contract. I was desperate for the money.

It was an insane amount of work and however I managed to do it for six months is beyond me, especially for how sh*tty I was paid.

The office was an incredibly bitter and snide place.

It was clear that management would purposely stir sh*t to watch staff fight as a form of entertainment.

I kept well away from it, but it was incredibly stressful on top of video work.

After about six months, I pitch to the higher ups that my videos are making an insanely positive difference to their sales.

I showed them graphs of interactions and direct links to sales on the website via my content and asked for a pay rise.

I compared my ideal salary to others in the industry and made a big deal about how it would still be less than I should be paid, however, I still wanted to continue working for them.

I was fired hours later for, and I sh*t you not, not "pulling my weight" as well as not having the desired effect they wanted on social media.

I was fuming and now unemployed. I struggled for months to find any other job.

Today (years later) whilst browsing a very old Google drive account, I found that said company was still using a folder I created and owned.

They were mostly active in the files containing templates, adjustment layers, presets, and even video that I all created.

Over 18 people were actively using it daily to continue with their social media campaigns.

This was a cloud service that I was paying monthly for as I wanted extra space for my work.

This is my drive and my work. I own it.

So, I copied the file as a local version for myself and then deleted the online version.

Tomorrow they will wake up with none of their video assets (including things they were working on).

F*ck them.

An update from the user stated:

After digging around, my contract with them states that anything I filmed for them was and is my property even after the contract ends.

I actually remember them bringing this up and me just stating this was standard industry practice.

At this point they were totally fine with it and had no intention of letting me go as they genuinely quite liked me.

Many users suggested that since that was in his contract, the person could sue the company for using his assets.

Unfortunately, there hasn’t been an update since the post was originally up, but that could mean he’s seeking legal action.

Come in Or Else

Come in Or Else

Boss: Hey (employee). We're short staffed for the rest of the year because (another employee) just quit without any warning.

Boss: We're really backed up so I'm gonna need you to come in during Thanksgiving this year.

Boss: Don't be shocked if you have to come in during Christmas eve and day too.

Employee: I already told you three weeks ago I need that week off and you agreed.

Employee: Now you're changing your mind?

Employee: I will not be working Thanksgiving, and if you ask again, I will not be working for you at all anymore.

Boss: We've had to set expectations with you multiple times this year.

Boss: Coming in is the least you can do. Your PTO request has been denied.

Boss: I'm not asking you to come in, I'm telling you that you have to.

Employee: And I'm telling you that you'll have no worker at all now. I quit.

Another person had a very similar experience:

After the third person quit in a span of two weeks due to overwork and short-staffed issues, he slammed his office door and told us to gather around.

He went in the most boomerific rant possible.

I can only paraphrase:

“Well, (employee) is out! Great! Just goes to show nobody wants to actually get off their ass and WORK these days!

“Life isn't easy and people like him need to understand that! He wanted weekends off knowing damn well we are understaffed.

“He claimed it was family issues or whatever. I don't believe the guy. Just hire a sitter!

“Thanks for everything y'all do. You guys are the only hope of this generation.”

We all looked around and another guy quit two hours later.

This is a very common occurrence:

Boss: Hey (employee) canceled on Saturday, I'll need you to come in and cover for her.

Employee: That's not my problem. Saturday is my day off, and I've been working eight days straight and really need it.

Boss: I'm sorry, we're short-staffed. I need you.

Employee: I'm not coming in so

Boss: You have to. I'll see you Saturday.

Employee. No, you won't. I'm not coming in. You can't make me.

Boss: You sure you want to do this? You really want to put your health insurance on the line?

Employee: What are you going to do? Fire me? I know you are short staffed after (two other employees) quit last week and you were already short bartenders.

Boss: I don't accept that type of attitude. Last chance. I'll see you Saturday or I won't see you again.

Employee: Did you really just threaten me with health insurance?

Employee: Whatever. I'm done with this. You can consider this my notice. I've had enough of your bullsh*t.

Stop Threatening Employees

Stop Threatening Employees

I worked my ass off for this man, essentially running his entire book of business for him.

For Christmas, he got me a $25 AMC gift card.

The closest AMC theater is 1.5hrs away in another state.

That pissed me off and made me start looking for other jobs.

I genuinely cared about my job and the account, so I waited to accept a job offer until I had trained someone else to do my job.

When the time came, I met him in his office and told him that I had accepted another job.

I also said that I was putting in my notice, but to not worry because I have someone already trained.

I told him that I had accepted a position with another company in our field but would not be doing the same thing so it wouldn’t violate my non-compete.

He called our chief legal office on speaker phone while I sat there.

The CLO tells me that “I cannot even mop floors at a company in our field for at least a year”.

The CLO adds HR to the call.

HR tells me that since I won’t be pursuing my new job, they are going to let me work 2 more weeks to make sure the handoff goes smoothly.

Then, I will be fired for looking for other jobs.

They asked me for more details as to what I would be doing at my new job.

I told them I wasn’t going to discuss it.

After I left, the CLO of this company (a company who brings in $6 BILLION/year in revenue) called me randomly for the next few weeks trying to intimidate me.

They even started contacting my new employer.

Luckily, I don’t work for a sh*tty company now, and the CEO got involved.

The CEO [of their current workplace] told them that they would be ready to fight this in court.

They stopped contacting me after that, which meant they never even planend on taking me to court.

They just wanted to scare me into quitting my new job.

F*ck companies like this. We don’t have to put up with this sh*t anymore.

A commentor brought up a similar situation of abuse:

I'm facing a similar problem.

Just gave notice at my current job and he's refused to accept my notice, threatened me, guilted me, and will probably attempt to sabotage my career at my new employer.

Car Sales are Awful

Car Sales are Awful

I was working sales at a car dealership for about six months averaging about 75 hours a week.

That’s the norm if you want to be “successful.”

It’s almost 11pm and I’m about to leave the dealership and go home for the weekend.

My boss who is the owner’s son comes up to me and starts giving me sh*t for not closing my last deal.

Currently, I’m sitting at 14 sold in total this month and have made him about $60,000 gross profit for his dealership.

We go back and forth arguing.  

He then turns around and says, “we might have to find you something else if you keep up this behavior.”

He then proceeds to walk towards me points his finger in my face.

Then, he has the audacity to say, “do you know my last name.”

I stood there stunned no clue what to say.

I just said, “yeah I do” and proceeded to turn around walk away.

I walk to my general manager’s office, and I quit there.

I was one of two salesmen and left on a Friday understaffed.

The person who originally posted this update:

He’s still struggling. I keep an eye on the website just to see how many people come and go.

Seventeen by my count in the last six months

Another user chimed in about the industry stating:

The car business is a f*cking brutal business.

I have been in the business for 18 years and it's all I know.

I'm pretty successful as a service advisor and was a good salesman.

But, 80-hour weeks are the norm and getting sh*t from customers and managers are the norm.

It's very much a what have you done for me lately job.

Had a great month last month awesome what have you done this month?

It's one of the hardest jobs out there.

Someone responded to this comment and said:

I did it for a year and a half and I swear to god, I’ll never put myself through something like that again.

I did really well too – top three of 13 always.

The customers of the service department are the worst of any customer service job hands down.

So, f*cking whiny. That job changed me. It made me hate people.

It made me realize just how sh*tty people can be and it turned me into a very unfriendly person.

Working 14 hours a day, six days a week at such a greasy, depressing environment in a dealership that doesn’t give a f*ck about you is unbearable.

I can’t explain the overwhelming sense of relief I experienced when I finally said “f*ck it” and quit.

It was euphoric. Maybe the dealer I worked for was just super aids, but I haven’t heard much different about other dealers.

A Father’s Point of View from a Son Who Quit

A Father’s Point of View from a Son Who Quit

My son was so excited when he got the job right out of college and my wife and I rejoiced with him.

Over the course of the next couple of years.

However, I saw the joy -- not just about the job, but about life in general -- drain away.

Over Thanksgiving, he talked about insane deadlines, a boss who micromanaged, and a business owner who ruled with an iron fist.

I encouraged him but could tell he wasn't the happy-go-lucky son I once had.

So, this past weekend, he called us – he lives in a neighboring state.

He said he walked off the job after a heated argument with his boss, he started sobbing and apologizing.

I said, “Son, you have nothing to apologize for. No job is worth what I see this job doing to you.”

His “shame” was compounded by being married for only a couple of years and having a two-year-old daughter.

He then asked if they could stay with us for a couple of months until he figures things out.

I told him not to worry. We've got a big house, and everyone is welcome.

More apologies. Promises he'd get a job as soon as he could.

My wife and I told him not to worry about it.

In fact, we said a condition of him returning would be that he NOT find work until he's taken care of himself.

He struggles with depression anyway.

I said he should see a psych/therapist, get the help he needs to recover his mental wellness and go from there.

No timelines. No promises needed. He was beyond grateful. No parent wants to see their child struggle because of their job.

This is a shout-out to all parents of children regardless of age: We can be a part of the antiwork/labor movement.

We can be a “safe haven” from abusive work relationships.

We can trust our kids to make the right choices and encourage them to do whatever they think they need to do have a fulfilling happy life.

The only thing any good parent ever wants from their children is that they have the best of all life has to offer.

From the son of someone with a similar parent:

I was in a similar situation to your son.

I had a corporate job that was slowly killing me, but I felt I couldn’t quit because it would disappoint my parents.

The day my dad called to tell me that he loved me and was proud of me.

He said that he thought I should quit I broke down in tears.

It’s been two weeks since my last day.

Even though I’m still job hunting and Grub-Hubbing to make ends meet, I’m happier than I have been in years.

I will forever be grateful to have supportive parents.

Managers Stealing Tips

Managers Stealing Tips

I recently started work at a pizza place in Washington state.

I should’ve known my interview was a red flag when the entire time my manager talked about his medical issues.

A delivery driver ended up quitting a few weeks after I started because of the verbal degradation our manager was giving him.

“This boy went to college but is too f*cking dumb to remember what’s garlic butter” type stuff.

He verbally insults everyone that walks into the shop to or behind their face.

I should’ve left then but I stayed.

I made $0.30 cents more than minimum wage (which he took away January first).

I thought everything was okay until it was me and him working one night and we made over $1,000 in food.

I received $105 worth of tips that night, and my manager gave me $45.

That made me really mad since he was told not to take tips by his boss.

My final straw was last night.

From 11am to 9 pm we made $34 in total tips.

At 7pm when my manager left, we had made $24 in tips, and he decided to take 30$ out of the till

That left me with a $2 tip at 9 pm.

He stole money from the store.

He continued to take tips when he didn’t do any work.

The entire crew is quitting because of how sh*tty he treats us.

Then, there was the story that went viral about the Arkansas waitresses who received a $4,400 tip at Oven and Tap.

Waitress Ryan Brandt was to split it with the other person that helped wait for the table, but the manager had other plans.

The employer forced Brandt to hand over the money to split it with everyone that worked that night.

Grant Wise and his generous group who donated the money got word of this, and Wise wasn’t happy.

Apparently, Wise had called to make sure there wasn’t a “pooled tip” before making this generous gift to the waitresses.

The restaurant told them that there wasn’t and that the money would go to those who served them.

Wise stated that he wanted the money back, which he was promptly given.

After that, he met up with the waitresses outside of the restaurant and gave them the money.

It had been specifically raised by the group just for them.

Then, the owner got involved, and that ended with Ryan Brandt losing her job.

Why? She had been the one that contacted Grant Wise about the tip situation.

The owners issued a statement that didn’t issue an apology, but instead stated that they should have handled it differently.

Grant Wise has now started a GoFundMe, which has raised over $18,000 as of today.

Thankfully, the waitress already has a new job.

Apparently, on top of rarely getting tips, waiters and waitresses also have to worry about their tips getting stolen.

“What Radicalized You?”

“What Radicalized You?”

This question was posted on R/Antiwork asking people what directed them toward the movement in the first place.

For me it was seeing my colleagues face as a ran into him as he was leaving the office.

We'd just pulled an all-nighter to get a proposal out the door for a potential client.

I went to get a coffee since I'd been in the office all night.

While I was gone, they laid him off because we didn't hit the $12 million target in revenue that had been set by head office.

Management knew they were laying him off and they made him work all night anyway.

Another person responded:

Seeing people that work their entire life.

Then, they get completely railroaded when bad health comes knocking.

If it's like that, then what the f*ck's the point?

Others agreed with this issue and commiserated…

My dad worked for the microchip tech industry for 25 years.

When he was diagnosed with leukemia, he was FIRED for being an insurance liability!

Disgusting.

Another user commented about what radicalized them by stating:

I've been sympathetic for a long time because so much of what I see here is really just a call for basic human dignity and respect.

The thing that radicalized me is becoming friends with Thomas through my church's homeless outreach.

He has three jobs but can't afford an apartment. I cannot support such a cruel system.

This was one of the saddest on the list, but we all know someone this has happened to.

Supervisor (nice guy, member of the union) was promoted to mid/upper management.

At the time, the company “needed” to make deep cuts across the board.

He was tasked with being the axe man, deciding who got fired and handing out pink slips.

You could see how it hurt him to have to lay off former friends and co-workers.

As soon as the org hit their austerity targets for staff, they fired him.

He never saw it coming. He thought he was going to work his whole life with that company until he retired.

And, finally, this post really shows the worker how much they mattered…

I was 20 and a bank teller.

One day a week my shift started at 11 instead of 9.

I walked to work like I did every day and when I got there, police tape is everywhere.

The branch was robbed just before I arrived, and a coworker held at gunpoint.

He handed over the cash and thank goodness, no one was hurt.

In the series of meetings that followed, HR proceeded to berate him for giving the robber too much money (i.e., bank profits).

He went on stress leave and never came back.

The money was insured, and about a week later, district management started talking about “reducing cash losses during a robbery.”

Bosses Not Accepting Resignation

Bosses Not Accepting Resignation

For the past several months, I’ve been dealing with having my vacation request denied.

Also, my staff have been fired and not being replaced.

Finally, my work hours were increased without my consent.

I walked into my boss' office and handed her my resignation letter.

I was giving four weeks’ notice, which I thought was nice.

She looks at me, says “No. I can't deal with this today.”

She then packed her stuff and left for a day of shopping on company time.

I went to my office, cleaned it out, finished off a day's work and put my keys in her mailbox.

The next day I got a call from HR.

They said they were giving me the day off without pay to think about what I did.

They also added that I was expected to be at work the next day.

No, thanks. Two years later, I’m living my dream life.

This person was threatened with legal action after their resignation was rejected…

I put in my two-weeks’ notice 14 days ago.

Working as a data management worker, with tons of I/O, in a very unintuitive workflow.

It’ll take weeks (maybe months) to train a replacement for the custom workflow our system has.

I’m the only person in my department and been working for $17ish an hour for the last 3 years, with laughably small raises. (+- $.20/year)

I asked for a raise to $22/hr toward the end of 2021, and it was rejected.

Instead, they counter offered $18.50.

I wrote a letter of resignation and gave it to my boss.

He brought up that I had been offered more of a raise than the last 3 years combined, so I didn’t need to quit, resignation not accepted.

I have a good relationship with him, so I think he thinks he can just order me not to quit.

Even so, I’m out. Sorry.

For the last 13 days, I have mentioned every day that I’m leaving on the 19th.

Every time, he has told me that I can’t leave, because that would be debilitating for all my coworkers.

He also said that maybe I can renegotiate at raise after the first quarter, but leaving now would result in untold losses for the company

He then implied that I would need to be available after to help transition a new person into my role.

If I didn’t, legal action might result.

Yesterday, I didn’t say anything.

I didn’t bring it up, and the workday went forward as usual.

Today, I have 9 missed calls from him, but I’m not answering.

When Karens Meet the Exhausted

When Karens Meet the Exhausted

This was a Facebook post that’s made the rounds on R/Antiwork.

I’m SICK AND TIRED of dealing with Nannies who are no show, ghosts, etc for our family.

I'm now in search for now a THIRD nanny.

I'm not asking for much, play with my child.

I have a CORPORATE job that I HAVE DEADLINES FOR.

Some of these girls clearly don't understand what a deadline is or corporate environment is.

My husband is deployed so I literally will RELY ON YOU every morning.

I need help. I need PT (part-time, we're assuming), 8-12pm in the mornings.

Pay is $10/hour.

This ISN'T money to LIVE OFF of.

It's side money. We are in [city].

Perfect for the older mom/grandma type that wants to hang with my one-year-old.

He's very sweet. I need help ASAP.

We cannot afford this "$15/$20" an hour stuff.

The comments were fast to tear her up (for good reasons).

“Sounds like they need to get a job on the side to supplement their low paying corporate job to afford a nanny.”

“And this is how she speaks to you before you try to work for her.”

“Ever heard of the phrase ‘You get what you pay for?’.”

“‘I can’t afford to pay for a good nanny.’ Sounds like you can’t afford a good nanny.”

“8 to 12 isn't really the perfect time frame for a side gig.”

“Oooof, lady, no. I get childcare is expensive and you need some help, but $10/hr was what I was making as a high school babysitter in 2001. That sh*t ain’t gonna cut it anymore.”

Vacation Day “Requests” Aren’t Really Requests

Vacation Day “Requests” Aren’t Really Requests

Five months before I wanted to take a vacation.

I tell my boss, “Hey, so my parents got me a present to go to Cancun in December, and I’ll need these days off!”

Her: “Don't worry about it, when time comes, I'll leave you off schedule. It seems exciting.”

A month before the vacation I remind her and she looked at me.

Acting baffled, she says, “I don't know what you're talking about.”

I lost it, silently in my head, and walked away to talk to my other boss.

She too said, “I know what you requested, but it's not up to me to decide it's on her.”

Two weeks pass, and I lay out my resignation.

She denies it.

Come to find out, she’s pregnant and was calling off the days I planned to leave.

We were short-staffed but this was said five months before.

She put me on a 40-hour week when I was supposed to be gone.

I left Tuesday morning when I confronted her, and she brushed me off like a servant.

Come lunch time I'm bombarded with calls from district manager and other employees to come to my shift.

No thanks but Good Luck.

Cancelling vacation requests apparently aren’t that rare.

I have been working for a fairly large online casino for the best part of five years now.

In that time, I’ve become to go to person for literally everything.

I put in 15-hour days for 6 days a week, always went above and beyond, never took a day off ever, not even sick.

I was the guy that you go to if you want something done and done well.

The team I was on expanded, and we hired this useless guy who did less than the bare minimum yet always got a free pass.

Guess he must have been related to someone special.

I requested three days of leave for my wedding anniversary two months in advance.

I set out plans to ensure all my work would be done, and they wouldn’t even notice me missing.

It got approved.

Today, two days before I was due to head off on leave, my boss calls me.

He says that he has to cancel my leave as the useless guy needs the same days off to go skiing.

I explained how I’ve never once asked for a day off, I work overtime every single day, unpaid and how useless this other guy is.

He told me his decision is final and my leave approval has been revoked.

I told him to shove it up his a*s and quit on the spot.

F*ck working for a*sholes.

Greedy Powertripping Bosses

Greedy Powertripping Bosses

My boss caught me doing pushups at this nearly empty garage I was working in.

He decided to give me homework.

It was supposed to be a one-page essay on how push up would help customers.

Should I write him my two-week notice?

Another person had a very similar experience when she asked for part time…

I asked a month ago if I could work part time.

School starts next week.

They just told me today no, but they could switch my schedule to accommodate.

Problem is, I don’t want to work full time.

Nursing school takes so much out of me.

I want time to sleep and study and do whatever!

I am at my wits end here.

I have been ranked the top agent (metric wise) every month for all of 2021.

If anyone was to be made an exception for its me.

On top of that, where’s the logic of “we would rather have you quit than have you part time.”

Make it make sense.

Then there’s this boss that surely has a sunny disposition:

In my review for work, I found out my schedule is being changed to one I have voiced I do not agree with.

I cannot go to this schedule because I would literally never see my family again.

My manager said if this schedule assists the work environment in a positive way, I could possibly go to my preferred schedule.

When the manager saw I was visibly not agreeing, she goes “Think of your family as incentive to work harder!”

My family is not incentive to work harder.

My family is a guarantee at the end of the day, and not seeing them is not an incentive.

The user later updated everyone in the thread to state that he’d quit.

On top of that, his new job pays more and is closer to his home.

Apparently, this is a common occurrence, too.

My job wasn’t going to let me take a day off and drive a few hours to see my parents.

I hadn’t seen them in 2 years.

I gave a two-weeks heads up.

On top of that, I was only going to use eight hours of PTO.

I got denied, so I replied with a letter of resignation.