Your time in employment can be a hard and monotonous period. If you hate your job, the moment when you finally say ‘I quit’ can be the most uplifting feeling ever, but some people like to take this idea and run with it. Here we’ll look at the worst ways to quit your job and see some odd ways people have finished employment.
The right way of quitting your job is by being a nice person. Whether you’ve managed to find your dream job elsewhere or you just hate where you work, it’s important to leave in a nice way. After all, you’ll want a good reference from the place and, by leaving on a bad note; you could end up ruining your reputation.
Fortunately, there are people who don’t care about this and they quit their job in the most amazing fashion. These are definitely job resignation faux-pas. Just take Steven Slater as an example. This flight-attendant, who had been in the business for 28 years, finally snapped after a passenger called him a ‘mother-ducker’ – only with an ‘F’ replacing the ‘D’. He subsequently decided to pull the emergency slide on the plane and slid down to the bemusement and/or terror of the passengers.
Unfortunately for Steven, while his job may have been behind him, the law definitely was not – and he was arrested for reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.
Rejection rarely tastes this good.
One cracking story regarding the process of leaving your job comes from Neil Berrett. Rather than write out a resignation letter, he decided to write his letter on a cake in frosting. That’s right; Neil bought his employer a cake with a proper resignation letter frosted into the cake. What better way to leave a good taste in someone’s mouth than by leaving them with cake?
So while there are good and bad ways of leaving your tenure, it seems so many people love to quit in ballsy ways. The moment of ‘that’s it!’ seems to be popular throughout the working world but it’s obviously not a good way of leaving work.
One definite no comes from this guy who freaked out and got it all on film. The likelihood is that he’ll struggle to find employment again, but hey he’s clearly had enough; who can blame him?
You know this is going to be good.
Another way to quit your job is to be creative. Take Jarrad Woods, for instance, who decided that his time was done at 2K Games in Australia, but rather than hand in his resignation, the games developer decided to develop his own Super Mario level for his boss, where the ‘I quit’ phrase pops up at the end. Very creative. Risky, but creative nonetheless! Play it here.
Whether you want to quit right away or quit whilst still maintaining your reputation, handing in a resignation which says you’ll work your notice period is always the best way to approach it. If you want to avoid jail-time, it’s probably better to not threaten or intimidate your boss – even through you may want to!
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