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

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    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

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    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
    RRCROSSING RRCROSSING 36-40 Feb 18, 2008

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    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

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    Improving Changes

    I had not QUIT a job until I was in my late 20's! I've had a few jobs that the business quit or failed while I was employed there ( no not my fault! lol). I pretty much stick to a job to the bitter end. But about 6 years ago, I was a single mom working evening and weekend hours...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Advertiser

    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 26-30 3 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    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 26-30 5 Responses Feb 16, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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 21-25, F Feb 18, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 22-25, F Oct 27, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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 7 Responses Feb 16, 2008

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    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 61-65 Nov 2, 2011

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    Because

    I have left all of my jobs because I reached my fullest potential with that particular company.  Sure I could have stuck around and maybe have some opportunity after a while.  Why bother when I know I can move on to a new company that can put me closer to where I want...
    snugglebunny156 snugglebunny156 31-35, F Feb 17, 2008

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    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

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    I was 18 when I was working

    as a janitor in an office building. It was a group of us. We had to get everything done in four hours each night. That sounds simple enough, right? Add to the mix a very cantankerous boss who singles you out. Almost since the first day, Nate would breathe down my neck. At first...
    ninathecat ninathecat 31-35 Jun 30

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Pig

    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

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    I quit my most recent job

    for health reasons. It wasn't a "Job" -Job, but it was an IT position at the VA. What that is , Insentive Therapy-meant for veterans on disability and compensation who cannot look for a job but still want to contribute to the community. So these vets help other vets by working...
    ninathecat ninathecat 31-35 Jul 1

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    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 26-30 1 Response Aug 25, 2011

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    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 18-21 1 Response Nov 16, 2008

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    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 51-55, M Feb 15, 2008

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    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

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    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 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 17, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 21, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    Related Experiences

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    I met my ex in March. He was very affectionate, sweet, asking for me to not to leave. At first, I was full of doubts, insecurities, fears. I suffer from anxiety and depression...
    hanna1983 hanna1983 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    dagnbvarsdttir dagnbvarsdttir 46-50, M Oct 27

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    The Premier Online Community( AgeMeet.com) for serious singles who are looking for age gap relationships(older women younger men dating and older men younger women dating )! Meet...
    barbracc11 barbracc11 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I love older men they know what they want and they know how to take control which is such a turn on to me. And sexually they are so amazing
    LipsOfAnAngel89 LipsOfAnAngel89 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I appreciate older men who are firm without being abusive, opinionated without being insulting, and who can effectively use the written word to win an argument.
    copelandspring copelandspring 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    It is almost Thanksgiving. Well, in a month haha.
    cottonbreeze cottonbreeze 41-45, F Oct 28

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