Of all the jobs I’ve had over the decades…

…I can think of only one I just plain walked off from in disgust.

There was one other time I really wanted to, but I couldn’t. Because I was the boss.

Turns out I was thinking inside the box.

[The memo] said: “There is a difference between giving up and knowing when you have enough.”

“I have had enough and realize I cannot work with you, the people I employ, a moment longer. There comes a time in any relationship when you just have to say ‘F–k it’, say goodbye and move on. This is my time!”

“I am quitting to pursue my dream of not having to work here.”

His parting note added: “the gates are now closed and will not open so you [staff] can stay in your scratchers Monday and have a lie in.”

(sigh) If I could have just one decision to do over, this one would be on the list I’d need to choose from.

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5 Responses to Of all the jobs I’ve had over the decades…

  1. Claire says:

    Yabbut now watch him get sued in 1 … 2 … 3

  2. Andrew says:


    Definitely. It’s jolly old England, where not providing jobs for undesirables and ingrates is illegal now.

  3. terrapod says:

    Naught will happen to the owner if he pays all his creditors, sells off all the assets and pays for time worked. Too small an operation for anyone to bother with, Besides, he will be sitting somewhere in a lounge chair on the Med coast of Spain or the Canaries in short order under an assumed name. Cynical maybe, but it happens more than you know.

  4. Anon says:

    He’ll be liable for redundancy pay and obviously paying all his creditors but even here in the UK if it’s your business you can close it at anytime. PLCs are slightly different as they are supposed to hold a redundancy consultation period, but only if it does not financially stress the company.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I actually had one job I literally walked away from. It was telephone tech-support for Apple iPhones. One day, after a call, I took off the headset, walked over to the supervisor’s desk and without a word dropped my employee badge on her desk. I then turned around and walked away.

To the stake with the heretic!