I Would Like to Hear a Reason Why You Quit a Job

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 60 People

    I Was Lied to

    I was hired for this job almost right out of college, first on a temporary basis then they hired me permanently.  I had started out in the Sales and Marketing area then I was moved to HR.  At first it was okay but it being my first full time job I didn't really know any...
    Morgause Morgause
    41-45, F
    Nov 15, 2008

    Why I Quit a Job.

    I quit my job at a clinic, which i wasn't too fond of anyway. But when i found out that my Fiance's Ex- Mother inlaw worked in the department next to me, i decided that it would have been best that i just leave, or she might just end up being the reason why i would have...
    mommaluv mommaluv
    22-25, F
    Feb 18, 2008

    Old Guy Kept Trying to Hit On Me

    I used to be one of those computer help desk people in my college.  Most everyone I worked with were really cool.  The perks were cool too, they used to take all the help desk assistants out to dinner to this really good pizza place every so often, it was like a "...
    yoyy yoyy
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 12, 2009


    When I was around 21, I got a job at a machine shop.  It was a family run business & 3 of the brothers worked there.  The one who hired me was very nice, he was the man basically in charge of the "white collar" stuff.  His other brother worked as a...
    darlene darlene
    41-45, F
    Feb 17, 2008

    Company Restructuring I Disagreed With

    I quit a job because management restructured the whole company just so they could get rid of my admin assistant.  She was the best admin assistant in the company (apart from me) she knew everything and was willing to help all the time.  She was fast and accurate. ...
    ClearPier ClearPier
    31-35, F
    Feb 16, 2008

    Free Coffee Day

    I was working in a crappy little coffee shop, just to make ends meet while going to school. The boss / owner was a bit of a grabby sort.  He liked to bump against the staff, especially when they were holding a coffee pot or using the espresso machine because he thought that...
    BlueMoonWolfxxx BlueMoonWolfxxx
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2009

    I Quit

    I have quit because I want being paid enough I was assaulted by a client I moved away x2 I was being discriminated against
    PrincessCadance PrincessCadance
    26-30, F
    Oct 27, 2013

    My Last Job

    Oh there are many reasons I left my last job, here's my story......     My previous job was working in the QA lab of a beverage packer(bottler). I worked first shift for a year, one day I come in and was told, "oh yeah, starting tomorrow, you're on 2nd shift...
    DietIcedTea DietIcedTea
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 19, 2009

    A Long, Strange Trip

     Most of the time that one of my high school/college jobs ended, it was because it was the end of the semester or the end of summer break. The one job I really quit, though...   I'd moved to this area with my fiance, and he was starting medical school. I wanted to take...
    emilyreallyexists emilyreallyexists
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2008

    To Save My Soul

    i had sold it to the highest bidder. now I work for myself and love it - less money - more soul! Maybe the money will come too - but hey can't take it with you anyway... when I leave here I will be taking my soul, that is worth the investment....
    enuf enuf
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 18, 2008

    I've Only Worked Twice In My Life

    both times i was 16 yrs old.....each job lasted about 4 or 5 months....i quit my job at the dollar store so i could go to a friends party. i quit my job at dennys because i had requested time off because i was throwing a halloween party....everyone was coming. when i was ...
    antiyou antiyou
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Feb 16, 2008

    A Job I Quite

    Hello! I used to be the head gardener for Mrs. Milner who happened to be a cousin to the Queen of England and her and I got along royally. One day the man that took care of the vegetable garden and did night security told me that Mrs. Milner had decided to stop paying him for...
    Nanoose Nanoose
    61-65, M
    Feb 15, 2008

    Hhhh Which One

    I recently left my PT job because of health issues but my daughter took over it. Not too exciting... ok here are a few from over the years. Quit a daycare job at 15 because of transportation issues and because they really didn't like my ripped jeans and half mo-hawked hair. LOL...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    Feb 17, 2008

    I Quit A Job

    I quit a job because the Boss a Male thought me to be a gay and wanted intimate relationship with me. Company was Team Effort a cleaning company.
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    Nov 2, 2011

    I Quit...

    I quit a job as a boat builder because the guys I was working with were dope heads.
    cuphalffull cuphalffull
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2008

    Not Fit to Hold a Job

    I didn't really quit my last job. Not really. I left and my doctor gave me an excuse pulling me out of work til further notice due to being incapable to work at the time. That was16 months ago and I have yet to be deemed fit to work.
    cinfullynn cinfullynn
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2008

    Too Much Money!

    I was just being paid so much money I didn't know how to spend it all!  If they trippled my pay at my current position I am not sure what I would do!
    Shaylon Shaylon
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2008

    I've Quit A Few Times

    The first job I quit was a receptionist position. I was sixteen and working for the father of someone I went to school with. One day, as I tried to leave work, he locked the door in front of me and stod blocking it demanding that I kiss him. The office was at street level and the...
    Birthdaycandle Birthdaycandle
    31-35, F
    Aug 2, 2012

    Aside From Health Reasons

    I suffer debilitating panic disorder and agoraphobia. I had to leave a few jobs over that, first my divorce left me alone in a region of the U.S. that I just couldn't bring myself to adjust to. So, I quit and moved in with family that lived where I was from. Then I decided I...
    identitytwo identitytwo
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 23, 2009

    The Grass Is Greener On the Other Side

    Whenever I quitted a job, it was because I had a better one waiting-sometimes I had been looking for it, a few times it came quite unexpected. These days, I'm seriously considering quitting a part-time job I have been in for 10 years-because I can't stand the boss anymroe...
    PurpleQueen PurpleQueen
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 22, 2009

    I Got Lucky

    The firm I worked for was losing money. There had been some redundancies. I managed to find another job before they fired me.
    cyberkitty cyberkitty
    1 Response Nov 16, 2008

    Retirement Home

    I quit a job at a retirement home because it was just too depressing.  I wasn't cut out for that kind of work.  It was a retirement home for wealthy people, basically.  A woman with alzheimer's had the worst bladder infection and it smelled up the entire hallway...
    eromreven eromreven
    5 Responses Feb 16, 2008

    I Always Enjoyed Quitting

    pizza place - realized it was a dead end job - manager tried to talk me out of it asking "what else will you do" - 'anything is better than this" i replied Paper route - shudder - I still have nightmares about my morning paper route..... Retail - manager thought...
    thatweirdromanguy thatweirdromanguy
    46-50, M
    Feb 21, 2008

    Lured Away, Then Lied to

    Nov. 4th I walked off my job as a store manager in a farm retail store. The job paid 60k and should/could have been a great experience. I have not been without a job since I was 14 yrs old (I'm 40 now) and, since my first job, have not had to seek a job. I have always preformed...
    qff35 qff35
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2008

    I Simply Was Making Enough...

    Ok, here's the deal... I put my two weeks in over at my 9-5 job. Basically, just a glorified secretary, because I just file reports. They don't provide health care, and the pay was ok, but not that substantial for the serious work I was putting in with no real chance for...
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2008

    I Was Working P-t For A Podiatrist

    I really liked the practice - it was comfortable and I got to know things bit by bit... I have no doubt I annoyed trevor at times asking questions all the time... I got to cope with the cash handling and computer receipting and the health funds and medicare and work cover...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Jun 12, 2011

    Stupid Career Move.. Or Was It..

    I posted this story in I LISTEN TO MY INNER VOICE a few months back..  It's fitting for this experience group: Not so long ago I had an excellent, high paying, relatively low stress job in a large financial institution... and while I hated the political, micromanaged...
    Sabrina0202 Sabrina0202
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2008

    Please Help Me, God

      As I lie hear in my bed, a few shots of tequila in me, to help me sleep (5 so far, no luck) I come back to the question that has been plaguing me the past few months. “Why, God”? Why don't you hear me? I am begging you for help. I need to let go. I can't take this pain...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 25, 2011


    I had got a front page lead story on how women in the area were having the date rape drug spiked into their drinks in a certain area of the place i was working in. Blood was found on the street outside from a fight that had broken out between the husband of a victim and the...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 22, 2009

    Work For Free

    I use to work at Mcdonalds. They never gave me enough hours. They always treated me like dirt. Then they wanted me to come into work with out clocking in for two days. I was not going to put up with that.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2008

    The Usual Reasons

    Cab Driver - Quit to become a Resident Supervisor at a Halfway House  for suicidal mental patients.  (Wanted to be with people I had something in common with.) Emergency Forest Fire Fighter in Alaska - Quit, not dangerous enough. Drug Smuggler - Afghanistan - Quit, no...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2008

    I'll Tell You Why I Quit

    I quit one job because they missed payroll. I didn't get paid for four days after pay day. Their explinationw as that there was a problem at the bank. Well, I can understand that, but I have direct deposit and the only problem at the bank that I can think of is that there was no...
    1SensualHeart 1SensualHeart
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 21, 2008

    Working For Cheap Skape

    i have done many things in my life but the thing i regret the most was working at that self serve car wash i know what your thinking why would you be working at a self serve car wash well here's the reason i have a problem with my attitude where i do everything i can to annoy...
    reesethebeast reesethebeast
    22-25, M
    Apr 23, 2009

    Beating the Axe This Time

    I recently left my job as a contract programmer at an agency because the very large corporation I was assigned to work at was shifting work away from the current  enterprise software boon doggle to a newer shinier enterprise software boon doggle and I doubt they were going...
    anonymousDude117 anonymousDude117
    41-45, M
    1 Response Nov 16, 2008

    Because of a Dog

    Hello! I once dropped some regular grounds keeping customers because of the way they played with their dog. A lot of times I saw the woman call the dog over and then the man would start calling the dog over - and who ever the dog went to they would say - see he likes me...
    Nanoose Nanoose
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Feb 21, 2008

    None I Have Never Quite

    i just slowed down taking so assignment but have worked for my self most of my life
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Nov 3, 2011

    HAd to Leave.

    My enlistment ran out and I didn't want to re up.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jun 24, 2009

    There Was a Mix Up...

    I was applying for office tech. They actually wanted a psych tech. 
    VynRt VynRt
    31-35, F
    Feb 17, 2008

    I Was Hit By a Train

    YEA, I pretty much had to stop everything after that. I was a nursing student and did nurses-aid work most of my life. I guess God has another plan for me. Check out my hopital pics. THANKS
    Feb 18, 2008
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