I Quit My Job

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 223 People

    So, tonight was my last night

    after putting in my two weeks notice. It's like a two ton boulder has been lifted off my shoulders(slight exaggeration lol). I've witnessed coworkers throwing tantrums call after call, then, after getting one of the FEW nicer customers, say "It's not that bad, it's a job." If...
    Hiram404 Hiram404
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 25, 2014

    When I was on holiday from University I got a

    job with my brother (also on holiday from Uni) at a local factory in the North of England (where the family home was). It was one of the worst jobs I’ve ever had. We worked for £1.10 an hour (early 1990’s) so that’s about $1.50. We stood at tables and had to pack whatever...
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2016

    I decided that I really can't work there

    anymore. I don't want to work for that specific manager, and I only liked one manager to begin with. I don't want to help such a terrible person succeed. It's not that I think that the team will suffer if I leave, and I don't wish for it to decline. The team is pretty great...
    tmoonie tmoonie
    18-21, F
    Dec 28, 2015

    Very Out of Character For Me

    And that's part of the reason I just walked out instead of putting in a notice.  I knew they'd all be shocked, and they were.  And I feel good because I did something I've never done before.  I just was sitting there and I got to thinking that I couldn't wait two...
    eromreven eromreven
    5 Responses Mar 18, 2008

    I quit my job today. I haven't been there long

    but I feel that I was discriminated against. Which is what caused me to leave I need to make a report. It really saddens me I had to drop the job man I really really needed it!
    Sayybriana Sayybriana
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 26, 2015

    I quit my job today! I feel

    so liberated! I feel like a huge load has been lifted off my shoulders! I got rid of the poison and drama from my life :)
    ace3022 ace3022
    26-30, F
    Jul 18, 2014

    I Quit My Job In February.

    i had worked there for five years. quitting was the best thing i've ever done for myself. i haven't regretted it for a second.
    darlingmarla darlingmarla
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jul 26, 2007

    So Maybe I'm Crazy...

    Most people would probably call me stupid for quitting a job without another lined up in this economy.I really have no clue what I'm going to do. I just know I can't do this anymore. My mental health is deteriorating fast.I'm going to school in January for a pharmacy tech program...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2012

    I quit my job back in September

    so I could pursue Masters degree and get to be with my family. There were a lot of other reasons as well. So last Saturday I started with another job, which paid really miserly. It was a startup and the bosses were really horrible. Even though I had made it clear during the...
    samm11 samm11
    26-30, M
    Dec 4, 2015

    i have just quit my job

    and it doesn't feel right😐
    karly21 karly21
    22-25, F
    Jun 13, 2014

    So after close to 2 months working part time

    as a server at a pizza joint, I finally had enough of my boss' abuse. Friday was the last straw, although it wasn't the only time she was a ***** to me. I'm talking, of course, about the female manager. She yelled at me over petty things (like quoting 10 minutes instead of 15...
    sunatdawn214 sunatdawn214
    18-21, F
    Sep 7, 2014

    I Will Never Work With Liers!!!!

    2 weeks ago i got hired for a part time job in telemarketing... The company had us calling people who were losing there homes... so we can help them lower their interest rate. In other words help them do a modification for their house.... Well it was all B S....  ...
    dianaspy5 dianaspy5
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Mar 24, 2009

    I put in my notice a

    while ago, and I now have only a week before my last day of work. I must admit I did it on the spur of the moment because I got a job offer that, while paid a little less, would be closer to my family and would be in a much better climate than I'm in now. I've been having nasty...
    killakissa killakissa
    26-30, F
    Nov 27, 2014

    I Gave My Notice BUT....

    I shoulda just quit the way this guy did!! Would have been comical and less drama than giving 2 weeks notice and them trying to keep me there, just to let me go anyway today!! Lol **** EM!!! :-D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A4UGtM4hDQ
    XtremeBordelineChic XtremeBordelineChic
    31-35, F
    3 Responses May 14, 2013

    Monster.com, Consumers For Hire

        Self-unemployed, single, and content on caffeine and trees is where today's story ends and my life begins. Capitalist executives will say business is business. Understood, but why use real people? With all the money floating around up top you’d assume we...
    AlbertPerson AlbertPerson
    2 Responses Apr 15, 2009

    Earlier this week my current boss came to me

    and said he'd be hiring a certified accountant (his business ventures require it, with current expansions) and would be cutting my hours since he can't afford both an accountant and me. I started looking for another job immediately. I got another offer today. Called my...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal
    36-40, F
    4 Responses May 23, 2014

    Even though my life has been pretty crappy

    recently with realising how much of my life has been wasted doing **** I never thought I'd do and the fact that my long term girlfriend left me (without a reason), I have to count my blessings, I am living the dream of being self employed on the internet, I really have to get my...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 13, 2014

    I quit my job today because it was the best

    thing to do. I just want to enjoy my teenage years. I was ruining myself emotionally over it and just couldn't handle it. I couldn't be the person I needed to be with working. People's going to criticize me for it, but if they were in my shoes they would completely understand.
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    Aug 3, 2014

    I worked as a senior team lead at a marketing

    firm and couldn't stand the deceit and lies any longer. Yesterday I finally just quit. Within an hour of quitting I received confirmation from a job I just interviewed for that they want me to start Thursday. I am so relieved today. So I am going to go to the beach
    njflyer njflyer
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Aug 12, 2015

    Today I quit my abusive job.

    I stuck it out for 2 years and could barely go into work anymore. I had been working for a lady who had a love hate relationship with myself, and with a second employee, and this employee was my second boss who also saw fit to abuse me emotinally. the original boss (owner...
    mzemmafyl mzemmafyl
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2015

    A few weeks ago, I quite my job to pursue my art

    and writing. Am very scared but excited.
    roryta roryta
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 6, 2015

    I got a new job in May of 2014,

    and the change did me so much good. Then I got the job I really wanted this past September and made a final job change. But first I asked my 2014 employer of they'd offer me the same incentives to stay with their company as a 16-month employee, as my new boss was offering me...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal
    36-40, F
    Oct 28, 2015

    And I'm Sad About It

    I recently landed a great job at a large bank- the pay was great, the benefits were amazing, and the perks weren't too shabby either. The people were wonderful- helpful, friendly, and seemingly genuine.It was the perfect job, not far from my house, didn't require a college degree...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 3, 2011


    I've been there for almost ten years... have hated it for at least the last four.I put my two week notice in today, the job I will start following this one pays a tad less but has so much more chance for advancement, better benefits, it's a bigger more secure company and the...
    Creamsicle Creamsicle
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Oct 11, 2013

    First And Last Time I Will Quit.

    I quit because my life has been collasping. I joined this website for comfort. My house is sooo messy with just me and mom here (2 females). My mind is in so much stress because I am in a long distance relationship that I almost broke up with him. I needed out because I work for...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 13, 2013


    .my manager was such a *******. the people were also very stuck up. i could deal with the people being stuck up but during a shift i walked up on him and a fellow server talkin badly about me i let it go till after the shift and approached him about how i would appriciate if he...
    cassandra1122 cassandra1122
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 11, 2014

    Today I quit my job. A job

    that paid $12.50 an hour and paid weekly and is only 1 mile down the road from my house. My anxiety took over. Cooking was a big part of the job, I dont know how to cook. The job was taking care of an elderly lady with alzheimers in her home. The girl training me made me feel...
    akrysrose akrysrose
    26-30, F
    Jul 6, 2014

    Left teaching 2 yrs ago this summer !

    😃 Been doing supply ever since !!!! That wasn't in the plan - though to be honest there was no plan . Not sure how I'm still teaching . Dreading 1st sept!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 24, 2014

    Call Center

    Am I lazy because I'd rather be poor than sit in a cubicle all day? Maybe. But my sanity couldn't take it anymore. I understand that no one wants to call their credit card company; the hold lines are long, you don't want to listen to the automated system, and you're mad because...
    zzoidbergwhynot zzoidbergwhynot
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 20, 2012

    Gay Mart, bka Wal-Mart.

    When my best friend kept publicly dissing me, & I was barred from her life? I took the job & shoved it! :-) Ever since, I am advancing by leaps and bounds at my day job. Amazing what sleep does for health!
    poiemajeremiah poiemajeremiah
    36-40, M
    Sep 5, 2015

    My job quit me.......

    Randy1a Randy1a
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jun 5, 2014

    : )

    I shared this as a goal, until today. This morning I had a quick meeting with my boss. I've been off all week and she knows why... She asked me if I was leaving, I said yes. She said she knew I wasn't committed, that my heart wasn't in it and she wasn't willing to...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes
    26-30, F
    13 Responses Nov 20, 2009

    First 4 years of my job were great,

    most of the time. Last 3 could have been way better. Glad I quit, I would never go back to that job, ever. I feel so much better not having to worry if I was doing something wrong all the time.
    strawberry99 strawberry99
    26-30, F
    Aug 24, 2014

    Just Quit My Job

    I've worked cleaning cottages on the weekend for 7 years, I started this morning and the boss texted and started stuff again. It's amazing how a few little petty things things drive a boss to be so unproffessional , anyway it feels great its also amazing how people get sucked...
    metalmenace metalmenace
    1 Response Jul 21, 2012

    I quit after the first day.

    First thing they told me was that the job hours on the ad where wrong. Instead the hours were 5:30-3:30 as opposed to 7-3. They also made it 6 days instead of 4. Not only that, but the work was much harder then they made it sound. My legs are currently numb and I probably...
    smotheredbycats smotheredbycats
    26-30, M
    Aug 11, 2015

    Quitting tomorrow. I don't deserve to be

    treated the way I've been treated there. I'm training to be a manager but get yelled at and belittled by another manager in front of the people you expect me to manage? No. I refuse to be in a place where it's okay to speak to someone like that. Not to mention half the things...
    LivviyLove LivviyLove
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2015

    : 3 months ago, I decided to quit my job

    as an in-house Broadcast Agency Producer in a global advertising and marketing agency (ours based in Manila, PH). I was so torn between doing freelance work (pursuing my dream to become an independent writer and director), taking up law (mom's a great lawyer-- I've always...
    Curieux2004 Curieux2004
    1 Response Oct 26, 2014

    So I quit my job with no back up

    and hardly any sufficient money saved Being bullied in the work place and ignoring it for so long does eventually take its toll... But I feel absolutely amazing knowing the world is at my fingertips!
    oliibaba oliibaba
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2015

    I just recently quit my job.

    After only working at this job for 3 months, I was insulted, ignored, humiliated, stressed, and unappreciated. My supervisors would brag to the Training Department on how well I was doing, but was put me through hell. To my face, they made me feel like I could not do anything...
    Missinterpret Missinterpret
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 16, 2014

    everyday, I did the best I could everyday

    when many others did the least they could. I helped other when I could but all u got in return was them expecting me to do their job then and mine. people half my age have no intention of doing the job before them and I was expected to just keep doing more. after 22 month I...
    GapLeatherLover79 GapLeatherLover79
    36-40, M
    Mar 15, 2016

    Twenty three years eleven months

    and sixteen days...........Had enough. It would be easy for me to point fingers and lay blame. I could make a case for unfair treatment. My connected souls here on EP would rally behind me with calls for justice. Truth is I was over it. I used to love my job.I was good at it.It...
    over1002 over1002
    51-55, M
    3 Responses May 1, 2014

    This was a great paying office job,

    but for a year, my boss would set traps so that I could look like a bad employee. It ended when she gave me a performance review suggesting i seek mental health services, because she was angling to fire me. I quit and am pursuing a career in writing. I'm 24, moving away from...
    jakeasaurusrex2 jakeasaurusrex2
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2014

    The More You Earn The More You Spend.

    I spent 10years of my life working in a stressful but well paid job that i didnt like with people that didnt respect me. I always thought of myself as brave and adventurous but for 10 years i never really took many risks in life and lived in solitary, daydreaming i was someone...
    DiesSomnium DiesSomnium
    5 Responses Oct 2, 2011

    or rather allowed them to release me

    so i could get unemployment. i went to work with the Home Depot after moving to be closer to my wife's parents, basically because I felt that it was a great opportunity to get involved with a good company with upward mobility potential. I have 25 years experience in kitchen...
    StephanieDan StephanieDan
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Aug 20, 2015

    I took up a job immediately

    after graduation. After more than 3 years I realized, 1. I am being exploited . 2. If I kept doing the same work, I would end up a boring manager working for someone else. 3. I wont ever realize my dreams And, I would be a person whose died at 23 and is waiting to be buried...
    rcharles rcharles
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Mar 26, 2014

    So after close to 2 months working part time

    as a server at a pizza joint, I finally had enough of my boss' abuse. Friday was the last straw, although it wasn't the only time she was a jerk to me. I'm talking, of course, about the female manager. She yelled at me over petty things (like quoting 10 minutes instead of 15...
    sunatdawn214 sunatdawn214
    18-21, F
    Sep 7, 2014

    I quit! my last day is Sunday!

    ! But it's all a positive experience :)
    deleted deleted
    Aug 28, 2015

    I'M So Scared

    My boss intimidated me into a massive panic attack, leaving me no choice but to quit. I hated the job anyway, but I was planning to keep working until I found another one. Now i've been backed into a corner, I'll be out of medication in days and if the government doesn't help me...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2013

    I Quit No Notice :) They Deserved It!

    I have been in retail for 3 years; retail management for 2 years. I left the company I had been with for the majority of those 2 years for a competitor company that was offering me a lot more money to come to their company... Needless to say, I learned the hard way money does NOT...
    hellokitty221 hellokitty221
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 11, 2010
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