Clocking Out Fast: The Unbelievable Stories of Instant Job Quits


Have you ever had a job that made your stomach turn and felt unbearable?

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed with stress and frustration that all you wanted to do was quit right then and there?

Believe it or not, some people actually take the plunge, and do so on their very first day!

This article looks at some of the most unbelievable, yet real stories about quitting jobs in an instant on the first day, whether they’re driven by passion or plain insanity!

Read on to discover some of these unbelievable stories.

1. He Was Better Than This

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At an old employer I worked for, there was an opening for a director level position.

The company ended up hiring a person from outside the company.

Well, on the first day, he simply got up out of his chair and left.

No goodbye, no nothing.

It turns out that some of the work he was required to do was beneath him.

In other words, at his old companies, managers handled some of the workload.

But the company structure at this company, we were required to do some of this work.

2. The No Show

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After hiring a new person for a job, they were expected to show up on Monday to start.

But Monday came and went, without them showing up.

The company tried reaching out to them, but could never connect.

It was feared that they were seriously hurt, but after a few months, another employee found the person’s LinkedIn page.

They ended up taking another position and never said anything about deciding to not show up after accepting the position at their company.

It was a true ghosting situation.

3. Bad Vibes

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Have you ever had that feeling that your boss is just untrustworthy? A real estate worker discovered on her first day that her boss skimmed her commission on a sale.

The amount? A measly hundred bucks. However, this sent a clear signal, and the realtor knew she could no longer trust someone who would be so sneaky. 

4. Horrible Bosses

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Nothing deadens your mood more than turning up to a new job only to discover your boss is a Karen or a Kevin, but that must be better than this poor guy’s tale.

Arriving on his first day as a landscape gardener, his supervisor told him to dig a hole in some rocky ground. The catch? He had to use his hands as there were no tools. 

5. Coin-Operated Microwaves

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Yes, this is apparently a thing in some places. One poor candidate got to the staff room on their debut only to discover that even using the microwave wasn’t free. Really?

What’s next, Venmo for the restroom? Naturally, the coin-operated microwave story was met with derision. 

6. Creepy Bosses

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In one anecdote, a nasty individual thought it just fine to guide a new waitress by the skirt anytime he wanted her to do something.

Nothing will lose an employee quicker than being a creep, a schmuck, or a scumbag — this guy sounds like all three.

7. Break Time Hawks

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Did you know some businesses still discourage taking a break? One user even posted how Dairy Queen advised new workers on their opening day not to take their breaks.

This is unlawful; in any case, they jumped ship to Wendy’s, where they were encouraged to take their legal rest. 

8. Tip Scrooges

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Other than it being highly illegal, taking a cut from your employees’ tip jar is such a low move.

One girl said how after securing a $4.50 per hour carhop job, her manager told her tips must be shared among other drivers’ tips, which seemed normal. The boss took a 20% cut at the end of the evening. Bye, Felicia! 

9. Unreasonable Demands

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Some bosses lull you into a false sense of security, then once you are in, they turn the screws and push you to the edge.

Meanwhile, others waste no time introducing you to their Draconian policies and outlandish expectations. How about forcing you to buy a pair of the company’s designer shoes on your first day to prove loyalty? 

10. A War Zone

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Fast food workers contributed to this debate in droves, which is hardly astonishing considering how many videos circulated showing fights, robberies, and screaming Karens.

Countless first-day trainees attested that they were warned about being shot and not acting the hero in a robbery. No thanks. 

11. Off-the-Books Payment

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On several occasions, users reported crooked managers who employed them illegally, insisting on the first day they pay in cash and under the table.

Other than being prohibited, this can endanger workers in the event of a serious accident due to insurance reasons. 

12. Understaffing Issues

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There is a reason many businesses have high staff turnover — they are understaffed.

We must realize that running a business these days is an expensive, stressful experience for the owners, but taking new staff for granted and not giving them the necessary support is a no-no.

How to Earn a Raise at Work

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Do you want to make more money? Of course you do! Sadly, most people wait until their review to ask for a raise and are disappointed when the answer is no.

A better solution is to follow a plan that ensures you get a raise of 5% or more.


Sell Feet Pictures For Serious Cash

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Selling pictures of your feet can be a significant income stream. Some people report earning six figures a year doing this easy job.

All you need is a camera and two feet and you are in business. Here is all you need to know to make life changing wealth selling images of your feet.


Legit Ways To Make $1,000 Fast

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Are you in need of cash fast? There are many things you can do, but a lot of the ideas out there only allow for a limited income.

Here are over 25 great ways to make up to $1,000 in a short amount of time.


Time vs. Money

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We all exchange time for money, but few of us stop to think about if our time is better spent doing the things we love instead of taking care of chores.

If you learn to stop thinking of things costing money and think instead of what you get in terms of time for paying for things, you could be much happier.


How To Have Stealth Wealth

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When we think of the wealthy, we think of big homes and flashy cars. But many millionaires have stealth wealth.

This means you would never know they are rich by looking at them. The benefit? People leave them alone.


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