August 10th, 2010
11:26 AM ET

What is your best 'I quit!' story?


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After a run-in with a passenger, a Jet Blue flight attendant allegedly cursed at the passenger, grabbed a beer, opened an emergency door and made his exit down an emergency slide.

Have you ever left a job in a dramatic way? Did you see a coworker quit in a blaze of glory or by causing a scene? Tell us your best "I quit!" story and we may read it on air tonight on AC360° at 10 pm ET.

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  1. Brianq

    I worked for a printing company. We would come in around 4-5am to get a start on the day during the summer. Most of the office managers would not come in until 8am. Since I was the area manager, I had access to everything since no manager would show up to open that early. After a couple of years of bad treatment, no raise, and no chance for advancement, unless you were family, I decided to quit. I took my last couple of vacation/personel days and told everyone that we were going to start at 4am on Monday morning, after a long 3 day holiday weekend. I came in at 3am, changed the login/passwords to all the program computers and did not leave the new passwords with anyone. I locked my desk, which had all the keys that are need to unlock everything, and left before any employees arrived. I did not tell anyone what I was doing. I heard the employees sat outside for almost an hour before calling the owner at 5am to see what to do. It took a week for them to figure everything out, but I did not care. I also found out that the families children were stealing money from the company of their drug habit and using the company's credit cards for personel items, like Chritmas. They ened up closing with out notice 3 months late.

    August 11, 2010 at 9:25 am |
  2. Coach

    I once worked as a truck loader for a freight company. One early morning the manager who was worried the deliveries would be late turned the speed of the conveyor belt which I was supposed to pull freight off of up to top speed. Boxes,tires and furniture were flying off the belt in all directions. Fearing for my life I pushed the emergency stop button and the belt came to a sudden stop. The manager jumped across the belt and got in my face screaming like a Marine, "who turned off my belt"? I confessed. He berated me and yelled at me to go home but I told HIM to go home or I was going to kick his !@#$ and report him to the Department of Transportation. As he left to call the police I drop kicked my scanner across the warehouse and left before the cops showed up.

    August 11, 2010 at 5:44 am |
  3. tim

    I was working at a car dealership south of atlanta, ga. They screwed me out of a $400 bonus. I waited two weeks into the new month collecting two draw checks, cleaning out my desk the whole time piece by piece. I went to cash my draw check the last friday and reported to my new job the following monday.

    August 11, 2010 at 4:50 am |
  4. Maria Divina Gracia Galura

    I was enjoying as a Warehousing Foreman for almost 4 years- the last year I was completing my Master's Degree. My boss advised me to have a baby instead of going to school- the same way she did... I stopped for 8 months to give way for her maternity leave. So when I asked her that I pursue with my degree, she said no! I quit Thursday to attend first day of classes on Saturday!
    What a relief! and now I graduated and am woking with a global company 😉 Cheers!!!!

    August 11, 2010 at 1:51 am |
  5. JoeTaxpayer

    I am a geek, an Electrical Engineer.
    One day I was at Costco in the computer isle, and for whatever reason (The white shirt that day?) someone looking at a computer asked me for help. Then another. As I walked away, a woman with an attitude told me I couldn't leave until I answered her questions. I told her I was sorry, I had to go. She shouted that she'd have me fired, so I turned around and told her to tell the boss I quit. It felt good.

    August 11, 2010 at 12:52 am |
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