Monday, October 10th, 2011

How not to Quit…………..

Are you thinking of leaving your job for a new one? Daydreaming, perhaps, about walking out in a blaze of glory?

A few weeks ago I shared some loony exit letters. Of course, I noted that these noteworthy notices were better left to romantic comedies than employed in real life, since burning bridges is never a smart career move–particularly when unemployment still hovers at 9.1%. Finding a new gig and giving a respectful two weeks’ notice? Much more advisable.

But if you need some comic relief today (and maybe some more fodder for your ditch-your-job daydream), I’ve collected 3 new colorful (and risky) quitting stories, which thankfully turned out well for these employees in the end. But please, don’t try these at home:

1. Making a (Literal) Great Escape

“Years ago, when I was 17, I worked for a law firm in London as a junior receptionist but wanted badly to work the phones. One day [the phone operator] had to go home with a migraine and I stepped into her seat. It had all looked so easy when I was dropping the mail off, but within minutes, lights were flashing, little doors were opening and buzzing sounds were making themselves known — I was so scared.

“I pressed a few buttons and surely cut people off, [and eventually] I had enough. I wanted to go home but that would mean walking through the whole office. So I climbed out of the window. We were on the second floor but I kept going, scraped my knees and left my jacket up there to boot. When I got home to my mum’s house, I asked her to call and tell them I had quit — but of course, no one answered the phone!

“Now I run my own business — transatlantic dating site I Love Your Accent — and I make sure my office is on the first floor.” — Rochelle Peachey, Orlando, Fla.

Read more:

Category: Uncategorized
You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

One Response