Mall Store's Entire Staff Quits at Once Leaving a Hilarious Note for All to Read (PHOTO)

OMG 123

mall employees quitTalk about dropping the mic and leaving the stage. The entire staff of one mall-based Journey's footwear store reached their breaking point when it came to dealing with their boss. When the boss in question finally went to lunch, they decided the time had come to quit as a group.

Were the employees content with waiting until the end of the day to share their decision? No way. They marched immediately out and locked the store up behind them. But they weren't content with just leaving in the middle of the work day to prove their point. They wanted everyone to know why, exactly, they were quitting in the first place. To do that, they wrote a scathing note and left it in full sight of the entire mall.

While it's hard to say without actually working there, it sounds like employees Jess, Niki, and T.J. were more than justified in their desire to get the heck out of dodge. The note includes complaints against their boss like frequent swearing and treatment so poor that the store couldn't keep a manager for more than a year at a time.

Here's the note in full:

employee note resignation

Obviously everyone has the occasional bad day at the office. It's normal to have the odd fantasy of storming out dramatically. "That'll show 'em," you think ... but you never act on it.

As brave as their sign may be, and however much their boss deserved it, walking out on a job only hurts you. Among other things, it could make unemployment a non-option. If you've got a grievance with your boss, you owe it to yourself and future employees to work through it, even if that means bringing in a higher-up to mediate or as a witness. Keep a record, cover your behind, and you'll come out ahead.

Have you ever walked out of a terrible job and regretted it?


Images via bmills/Flickr and Reddit

economy, in the news


To add a comment, please log in with

Use Your CafeMom Profile

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Comment As a Guest

Guest comments are moderated and will not appear immediately.

nonmember avatar TP

While the rule of thumb is to work out your differences, discuss with you boss, yada yada, the reality is it doesn't work that way. I tried that a couple of times and was told, "If you don't like the way we run things, you can leave." So I did. The bosses in those jobs were constantly berating us with profanity, personal insults, one guy even made racial remarks. Screw that. If companies/bosses hold employees to certain standards, employees should also expect certain standards from their bosses. I have never regretted leaving the jobs I did. But when all avenues of resolve are exhausted and you are met with nonchalance and buck passing, then it's time to leave. Some have called what these workers did as being immature and unprofessional. How do you know what they were going through? Many posting here have been in horrible job situations where their boss things he/she has the subordinates over a barrel and treats them that way. Really? A job is not the end-all, be-all in life. Yes, we need income to survive in today's society, but you don't have to subject yourself to mistreatment and disrespect just because your boss is on a power trip and makes unrealistic demands. Good for these folks for their actions. I'd like to Jamie explain this to the corporate office. In plain English, this Jamie sounds like a complete jerk and deserved what he/she got.

J.T. Murphy

I think when a boss actually says "cancer is not an excuse", the time for "working through it" has been passed by light-years. Nice work, though, attempting to enable sub-human behavior in supervisors.

Michael Scott Dembesky

Id like to hear his side... the truth may be in the middle. Kids these days, I honestly think, are lazy, more ignorant & ultra sensitive than ever. I never had a tough, demanding mall job but I have worked in construction most of my life. You should hear the eay some blue collar boss's speak... not politically correct but you suck it up & do your job... you don't take it to heart & start crying. I may be a bit harsh but I too hire young people now for my business & I see just how sensitive these teens are... as opposed to when my generation was teenagers. Im currently age 36.

121-123 of 123 comments First 910111213