I Walked Out On My Job

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    Walked Off Job

    I never thought of myself as one to walk off a job...especially one that I held for two years and that I liked for the most part. It had its quirks, but I managed them. Lately though, the quirks were becoming unmanageable. At my original store there was no order and frequent...
    Jan 29, 2013

    She Screamed At Me Everyday

    Every day when I go into work, my bosses mother is there and she spends the whole entire day following me around and screaming or accusing me of stealing or leaving early or just plain breathing wrong.  I told her I was sick of her verbal abuse and I walked out but...
    imahag imahag
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2009

    Quite My Job With No Notice And Now I Want It Back...

    A little over a year ago I moved across country back to where I grew up in a small city. I was going through a divorce and I was a mess. I took the first job I applied at. Which was a huge mistake because I wasn't really ready to work. I was used to working for myself as a...
    daisynukem daisynukem
    26-30
    2 Responses May 13, 2012

    How To Find A Job When There Are None

    This might help! Many people rely on "Help Wanted" advertisements to find employment. Don't! Look beyond that. There's an enormous iceberg of jobs under the surface in the U.S. economy. You can't see them because they go unfilled and other employees take up the slack...
    BusinessToday BusinessToday
    56-60
    Sep 3, 2012

    I Walked Out On My Job

    I dropped off my nametag, computer, supplies and left a note so that my boss would find it all in the AM. I felt bad doing it, but it was also a great feeling to not have the responsibility again...
    Jaymom Jaymom
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 9, 2007

    Just Walk Out On My Job Dont Know If Is The Right Thing To Do It Was My Second Week There

    It was my second week there i work for a soda company building pallets all last week i be feeling this not the job for me i been working 12 hours shifts not having time for my self today just did not felt like being there no more so i just walk out and did not look back but for...
    nbarrera13 nbarrera13
    22-25
    1 Response Jan 2, 2012

    Walked Out Of My Job.

    Here's the story. I'm 17 years old, so I'm still in high school and also working 24 hours a week, or four days a week. It get's hard managing both, and I often go to work feeling pretty sick. Today two people called off (this happens WAY to often, and we are usually always...
    jjallday13 jjallday13
    16-17
    2 Responses Sep 26, 2012

    So i was at my old job

    and was perfectly happy but only was there on a temporary basis. I thought ill get a new job before im left jobless, i found one, Great! How wrong was i so 7th day in i was forced to take calls from screaming customers because i didnt know wot i was doing (which were true i...
    emmashaw1989 emmashaw1989
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2014

    Bare with me please it's a long story

    but I do need help! Okay so I worked in a photo studio place and as I love photography I figured I'd finally found a job I could stay in for life! But unfortunately the job was not what I thought it'd be. I didn't receive proper training, it was an incredibly bitchy...
    monstahmash monstahmash
    22-25, F
    Sep 15, 2014

    Walked Right Out the Door...

    and it felt great!  Granted, I was pretty mad at the time, but as I passed through the doors it was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders.  So maybe it wasn't the responsible or adult thing to do....screw it! Probably one of the best days of my life.
    simplycherie simplycherie
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Sep 2, 2007

    *shudders At the Memory*

    i was good at my job... and hated it.  of all the crazy things i tried, being a bill collector for a phone company was the WORST!!!  they had me calling people on Christmas Eve to warn them that if they didnt pay up, they were gonna loose their phone.  and a merry...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris
    26-30, F
    Oct 18, 2007

    Techie "chick" Walked Out

    Walked on my six figure job after two years. Total stress factory type field engineering job for a Polish based company. I was responsible for two hundred customers and all the company distrubitors for support of a product which worked only half the time. :( Five employees and...
    junglepain junglepain
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 23, 2010

    I Just Walked Out of My Job :o

    I have had enough and after many months of being referred to as a 'scrubber' etc etc the last straw was this morning when my boss came down and smeared filth over the bus ceiling. I have been cleaning buses for 7 months now, you may think and envisage a industrial cleaner like a...
    buscleaner buscleaner
    31-35
    3 Responses Apr 21, 2009

    I walked out on my job back in 1989 during a

    very heated row with a manager..... and took his job with me. I was the "Company Goose" as in laying the golden eggs. The company relied on my rare and unique engineering skills to meet delivery deadlines, save the day, etc. which occasionally involved long hours (22 in one...
    AMR1962 AMR1962
    51-55, M
    Jan 26, 2014

    Only Summer Jobs...

    It was when I was 19 and working at a playscheme. All the other members of staff were fairly confident. At that point in my life, I had had little work experience and so felt self conscious. Although I was qualified in childcare, I didn't feel comfortable speaking out in front of...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 12, 2011

    Four Weeks In...

    I'm a full time student, and a full time worker. Within the four weeks I had been at this job, the attorneys I worked for dressed me down verbally for a number of unacceptable offenses. Like, for instance, leaving a period off of the end of a sentence at the very end of an...
    winesteed winesteed
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Mar 16, 2010

    Torn

    After 6 years of managing a nightclub.  I finished my shift and turned in my keys.  I loved my job but I was completely burned out and couldn't push myself anymore.  I go to school full-time and something had to give.  I am torn though because I was so...
    melray12 melray12
    31-35, F
    Dec 17, 2007

    Alcohol

     I worked for a womens treatment facility for three months.I was surrounded by people who were detoxing and hating the facility. During the last month I became a raging alcoholic and did alot of things I regret and had a few things happen to me that I will never...
    blackcat blackcat
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2007

    Walked Out On Job, Best Decidion I Ever Made.

    About a year ago I walked out on a job. I had only worked there for about 4 months but the job got progressively worse with each passing day.The job was with a new company that built a new facility in my area.I was hired as a guest service ticket sales attendant, it seemed like...
    barton994 barton994
    22-25
    May 16, 2012

    Scammers

    I've walked out on 3 jobs..... its like once you walk out the first time it becomes easier next time around.... one job i had the owners were scammers........... i ended up having to get a lawyer............. once the owners got the letter from my lawyer OMG.... they called me...
    westsideblues1 westsideblues1
    56-60, F
    May 17, 2011

    Walked Out On My Job

    I walked out of my job in May of this year and now I kind of wish I could go back. I have had 2 or 3 interviews and maybe 6 or 7 calls. Can't find anything! Either the hours are messed up or its not my type of job. I really don't think they would even take me back but I am...
    vollo555 vollo555
    46-50
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2010

    Can't Take It Any Longer

    I have been working at this office for almost 3 years. The past 10 months have been hell. I have a boss who is verbally abusive. I left before he arrived to the office. I'm afraid of being with out a job not sure if I should go back tomorrow.
    Lynn928 Lynn928
    36-40
    Feb 14, 2012

    I've Walked Out On a Job O...

    I've walked out on a job once. They tried to make me into a slave and had me doing everyone elses job except the job I was hired to do. Then they'd yell at me because my stuff wasn't done!!
    sweetd sweetd
    56-60, F
    Jan 16, 2008

    Part Timedishwasher

    I have been working at kelseys restaurant as the dishwasher for about 6 months. The employees are great however i didnt enjoy being the dishwasher and got fed up. I decided not to show up and didnt even give them a call. I even gave them 2 weeks notice but its not enough.i turned...
    captaintmorgan captaintmorgan
    18-21
    Mar 29, 2012

    Walked Out On A Possible Gig

    Today I left a possible gig because we were doing a weeks worth of work and weren't even getting paid. This was a "group interview" situation where we apparently had to do days of work leading up to the final project and for the final day photo shoot (for which we would be...
    mzemmafyl mzemmafyl
    31-35, F
    Mar 8, 2013

    I Walked Out And They Let Me Come Back

    I worked at a plastic bottle manufacturing company. It was a 12 hour shift. I worked with 2 crazy women. The one woman I could stand the other I hated. Well part of my job is to relieve people from the lines for their 30 minute lunch. I was getting ready to do this and the one...
    maggie0285 maggie0285
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 22, 2010

    Prodigal Son

         On Easter Thursday this year ('07), when I was about 2/3rds through my run, I rang my boss and told him I quit. He wanted me to  work Easter Monday and I'd already told him I couldn't. I spent two months out of work before getting a job delivering...
    heavymetaldishfairy heavymetaldishfairy
    36-40, M
    Nov 15, 2007

    Today was the day I walked away from my job

    and learned that life isn't about the moments when we fall down, it's about the moments when we meet ourselves and we look honestly at our lives in the process of building ourselves back up. I left a job that I had done for 4 years and I loved. Near the end I needed to do more...
    thelastlight thelastlight
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2015

    Walked Out On Break

    I was working at Long John Silver's. I had only been there for maybe 2 months, if that. I was always doing everybody's job while they sat around and talked. I even went the extra mile and did extra work. It wasn't hard, but it was extremely unfair. This was my first fast food job...
    Pandurbear Pandurbear
    18-21
    1 Response Aug 15, 2012

    Screw Food Kitty!!!!!

    I have, until tonight, worked as a parttime (20 hrs or so per week) deli person in this thankless place. I was in college in my 40s for a medical job, and this job worked around my school hours. Then, I couldn't even get an interview...loe the economy! Even for foodservice or...
    StripedSocks StripedSocks
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 6, 2010

    The Job and Career

    I was at my lowest weight through anorexia, my friends, who in effect who all had the same job as me, as a journalist, were attempting to capitalise on my illness due to the shocking pictures they could acquire and inner scope.  This then culminated in a human...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 10, 2008

    A Long Time Ago....

    I was working as an assistant manager for a drug store chain.  I had been there for 3 years and always had excellent evaluations.  My first manager left after becoming pregnant so they brought in a Manager from another store to run the place.  Then she found...
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving
    56-60, F
    11 Responses Nov 17, 2007

    During a Dinner Rush, Too.

    I don't take **** from anyone. I give respect, and I expect it in return. And I've had a few jobs that treated me like I was an idiot because I'm 19. I've been in the food service industry for five years, I expect I'm pretty proficient, but by no means am I cocky. So when you...
    snokat snokat
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2007

    Yes, Long Time Ago, When I Was...

    Yes, long time ago, when I was a waitress.  I felt awful for days!
    EricaABQ66 EricaABQ66
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 17, 2008

    Im Backkk

    last time i was on here i was telling you about my stressful hospital visits and so and so forth but since then ive been so wrapped up i wasnt able to keep you posted, soo sorry! but not gonna make this long i have alot to do today, and im so excited! i'll post later and let you...
    bunnihearts bunnihearts
    26-30, F
    Nov 1, 2012

    So This Is What Happened...

    I have been off school since Friday, when they sent me home for being ill. I had an interview yesterday which I had booked off properly so I knew I wouldn't have to phone in and tell them again. I sent in cover work, had it all set up so they just had to provide a baby sitter for...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Nov 25, 2008

    I Don't Need A Paycheck That Bad!

    Since 2007 I have walked out on 5 jobs. Stayed on one for 4 days and before lunch wrote a handwritten letter of resignation and turned it in. They wanted me to work in a small unventilated room where they were spraying ethanol to clean packages that were being put into a window...
    EMFWB65 EMFWB65
    61-65
    3 Responses Jul 25, 2010

    I Walked Out After Two And A Half Weeks.

    It all started when I took a seemingly harmless day trip with my boyfriend to the mall. The mission? To buy him decent clothes. After a couple of stores we walk into Hollister. He had a more lean build at the time (although college really gave him that time to fill out) and...
    pnbutler pnbutler
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2012

    Developed Anxiety

    1st time: when i worked on contract for a press company, a reporter gave me the creeps. it was only 3 days, i was juz trying to learn, but... 2nd time: i thought i found my ideal job, until i realized more & more people left the company, & my turn to be scolded by a...
    kucinta kucinta
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2008

    We All Get Annoyed Sometimes

    We all get annoyed sometimes don't we. Well, we spend such a huge amount of our lives at work, so for those of us who do get annoyed, it is likely that this is going to happen quite regularly at work. The one boss who kept me the longest, understood, that occasionally I...
    Ireadabookcallediamdavid Ireadabookcallediamdavid
    31-35, M
    Dec 16, 2007

    Crazy

    i was getting so bad that i was ready to hurt someone. too much stress! i could go back, but if i did i know i would be getting a police escort off the premises. it's a move i needed to make
    catwoman212 catwoman212
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 2, 2010
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