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  1. Your best "quitting a job" story?  Mine...I worked for Lincoln Trap and Skeet...I think they hired me the same day I went in for the "interview" . I worked the entire day, a Saturday, I think.  I was supposed to come back the next day and just never did...It was HORRIBLE.  The shooters were dicks.

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    2. ColoradoHusk

      ColoradoHusk

      I don't have any crazy quitting stories, but I did have a funny "firing" story (Teach knows this story).  I was doing some temp accounting work for a company which makes candles outside Chicago (think Yankee Candle, but not quite as successful).  My "boss" was a douchy guy who had an earring and thought he was hot s#!t because he was the lead accounting/finance guy at this place.  After being there 2-3, and not getting much work to do, the guy let me go on a Friday morning.  He said he was mad at me for not asking to do more work, even though I thought that his job was to give me stuff to work on.  On my way home, the temp company called me and they were upset with me.  They said the "boss" called me lazy and I stole a bunch of candles from their warehouse.  I changed my name of my fantasy baseball team to Lazy Candle Stealer that season.

    3. NUance

      NUance

      I had a job once where my mentor was supposed to get me up to speed on some tasks.  I'd had a similar job for nearly 3 years so it wasn't like I was starting at ground zero.  But the mentor would have me do the same task over and over, making a few small changes each time.  Sometimes keeping me there until 8:00 or 9:00 pm doing this crap because he'd make more money putting in the extra hours.  I kept the revisions for a couple of tasks, and showed our boss what he'd been doing.  You could see that the second revision was substantially the same as the seventh revision.  I did this because I knew s#!t would hit the fan when they tallied up my meager work throughput.  Sure enough, a couple weeks later the boss called me into his office.  He told me that I wasn't getting enough work done, so I'd have to put in more hours.  I told him that not only was I not going to put in more hours, but I wasn't going to put in any hours.  I quit right there on the spot.   (I landed a job at a much better place about three weeks later.)    

       

      Several years later I worked for a company that could have sent a great deal of work to that first place.  Needless to say, they never got a nickel's worth of business from us, or from any company I've worked for since.  

    4. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      Many years ago I was working at a job that often needed working on weekend hours. I was basically in charge of one crew and a buddy of mine was in charge of the other. We had been there a few years and had it arranged to where we would each take off alternate weekends and still get all the work done. Well.....the company brought in a new guy over us and he had this wise idea that everyone was going to work 6 on and 2 off. That is a 8 day week so naturally your two days off would keep slipping back one day per week. I didn’t like the idea of days off being different every week and working so many weekends in a row but the new guy was trying to sell it by telling us we would get a 4 day mini vacation every 8 weeks. Anyway, I told him I thought it sucked and that he would receive my notice the day he announced that would actually happen. Of course he didn’t believe me. Well the day came and he said that’s the way it was going. I told him I’d already given him my notice, quit, wished him luck then I walked out and never went back.

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