27 former employees share wild stories about how they quit their jobs
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- Most employees give their managers two weeks' notice when moving on from a job. Others, however, quit their jobs a little more theatrically.
- We asked readers to share their most dramatic quitting stories.
- One worker quit after their boss tried to hit them with a chair, while another made himself a pizza before walking out.
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Conventionally, people looking to leave their jobs give two weeks' notice and then clear out.However, sometimes workers are simply pushed to their breaking points.Advertisement
Read more: 6 tips to quit your job with grace
We asked readers to tell us the most dramatic way they'd ever quit a job, and the responses will shock you. From throwing heavy objects to filing lawsuits to simply walking out, these employees demonstrated some of the more theatrical ways to quit your job and never look back.Here are 27 of the most dramatic stories we've ever heard about quitting a job.
Some answers have been edited for clarity.
This pizza shop employee flipped over a stack of breadsticks in the middle of the Friday rush hour.
This former employee sued their boss — and won.Advertisement
This employee made it crystal clear they wouldn't be coming back.
This former employee was shorted on their paycheck, so they took money out of the register and left.Advertisement
This former employee found out their boss slept with their wife — and got revenge in the end.
This worker told off the owner of the business in front of the vice presidents.Advertisement
A former employee threatened to hit his boss with a sledgehammer.
This former employee texted their boss right before going on vacation.Advertisement
This former employee was betrayed by the people they worked with.
This employee quit after being told they shouldn't sit with subordinates at the holiday party.Advertisement
This employee was paid late, so they quit.
This former pub employee was bullied by not one, but two, people working there.Advertisement
Their boss was forcing them to work overtime every single day, without pay.
This worker was yelled at during a training session.Advertisement
This veterinarian tested her employee every day.
This former employee quit during one of the busiest times in finance.Advertisement
This hotel worker quit after their boss attempted to hit them over the back of their head with a chair.
This former employee ripped off a piece of a marketing poster and wrote their resignation letter on the back.Advertisement
This employee turned to technology to make their boss pay up.
This former employee quit after a coworker accused them of sending a love letter to her husband.Advertisement
This former pizza delivery worker made themself a free pizza and stormed off.
This former employee threw a loading pallet at their boss.Advertisement
This employee quit after their manager was fired.
This employee quit by writing a book.Advertisement
This marketing director quit unexpectedly.
This former employee filed a lawsuit after their job was moved to another city.Advertisement
This former resort employee told their boss that he was a "short, fat, balding, loser."
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