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The 21 Worst Ways to Quit a Job
How does the manner in which someone quits
a job affect that person’s future career opportunities?
2%
12%
53%
33%
Don't know
Does not affect it at all
Somewhat affects it
Greatly affects it
Here are a few of their responses …
OfficeTeam asked more than 600 HR managers
to recount the most unusual way they have
heard of someone quitting a job.
1. “An employee baked a cake with her resignation letter written on top.”
2. “A marching band accompanied one guy in his announcement.”
3. “The worker threw a brick through the
window with the words ‘I quit’ written on it.”
4. “An employee left a sticky note explaining he was quitting.”
5. “The individual sent an email blast to all staff.”
6. “A worker threw a cup of coffee and walked out.”
7. “One employee bragged to his colleagues that it was his last day,
but failed to let the HR manager or his boss know.”
8. “One woman created
a music video to explain
she was leaving.”
departure.”
Some workers went high-tech with their resignations:
10. “One person
quit via Facebook.”
9. “A worker sent his
boss a text message.”
12. “Someone resigned on
a video conference call.”
11. “The employee submitted
a message through the
company website.”
A few employees had someone else do their dirty work:
13. “One person made
his wife call to say
he was not coming back.”
14. “The worker sent a text
to his colleague and asked
her to forward it to
management.”
15. “An employee’s parents
let the company know their
son was resigning.”
Others did a disappearing act:
16. “A person went to the
bathroom and didn’t return.”
17. “One worker packed up
her belongings and walked
out without a word.”
19. “A worker stormed out in the middle
of a meeting without explanation.”
18. “Someone left
for lunch and never
came back.”
20. “The employee said she
was stepping out to buy
new boots, but was never
seen again.”
21. “He just stood up
and said, “I quit.’”
And one worker took a more direct approach:
I QUIT!
About OfficeTeam: OfficeTeam, a Robert Half company, is the nation’s
leading staffing service specializing in the temporary placement of highly
skilled office and administrative support professionals.
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The 21 Worst Ways to Quit a Job

  • 1. © 2014 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. All rights reserved. This material is the confidential property of OfficeTeam. Copying or reproducing this material is strictly prohibited. The 21 Worst Ways to Quit a Job
  • 2. How does the manner in which someone quits a job affect that person’s future career opportunities? 2% 12% 53% 33% Don't know Does not affect it at all Somewhat affects it Greatly affects it
  • 3. Here are a few of their responses … OfficeTeam asked more than 600 HR managers to recount the most unusual way they have heard of someone quitting a job.
  • 4. 1. “An employee baked a cake with her resignation letter written on top.”
  • 5. 2. “A marching band accompanied one guy in his announcement.”
  • 6. 3. “The worker threw a brick through the window with the words ‘I quit’ written on it.”
  • 7. 4. “An employee left a sticky note explaining he was quitting.”
  • 8. 5. “The individual sent an email blast to all staff.”
  • 9. 6. “A worker threw a cup of coffee and walked out.”
  • 10. 7. “One employee bragged to his colleagues that it was his last day, but failed to let the HR manager or his boss know.”
  • 11. 8. “One woman created a music video to explain she was leaving.” departure.” Some workers went high-tech with their resignations: 10. “One person quit via Facebook.” 9. “A worker sent his boss a text message.”
  • 12. 12. “Someone resigned on a video conference call.” 11. “The employee submitted a message through the company website.”
  • 13. A few employees had someone else do their dirty work: 13. “One person made his wife call to say he was not coming back.” 14. “The worker sent a text to his colleague and asked her to forward it to management.” 15. “An employee’s parents let the company know their son was resigning.”
  • 14. Others did a disappearing act: 16. “A person went to the bathroom and didn’t return.” 17. “One worker packed up her belongings and walked out without a word.”
  • 15. 19. “A worker stormed out in the middle of a meeting without explanation.” 18. “Someone left for lunch and never came back.” 20. “The employee said she was stepping out to buy new boots, but was never seen again.”
  • 16. 21. “He just stood up and said, “I quit.’” And one worker took a more direct approach: I QUIT!
  • 17. About OfficeTeam: OfficeTeam, a Robert Half company, is the nation’s leading staffing service specializing in the temporary placement of highly skilled office and administrative support professionals. officeteam.com Visit OfficeTeam’s Take Note blog for more career, workplace and management trends