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

by Rebecca Stokes on September 4, 2013 at 5:09 PM

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

Filed Under: economy, in the news


  • Cheri...
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    Cherie Rae Ozio

    September 4, 2013 at 5:13 PM
    they spelled "role" incorrectly.
  • MamaT...


    September 4, 2013 at 5:23 PM
    I think this is awesome. And believe me, it hurts the boss too. What is she going to do with no staff?
  • sweet...


    September 4, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    I bet they all have new jobs within the week. Mall jobs aren't that hard to find. I think what they did was VERY justified.

  • Todd...
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    Todd Vrancic

    September 4, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    And you can get unemployment if you quit for cause.  It sounds like the owner of this store provided ample cause!

  • MamaT...


    September 4, 2013 at 5:38 PM
    I think too many people don't realize that some things are more important than money. Like in this case, it was more important that they stand up for what's right and showing their boss that she can't treat people like that. It's not always about money.
  • Bryce...


    September 4, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    This is awesome!! I'm sorry but some people are on high horses when they are the boss which sounds just like this. Good for those employees, they are standing up for themselves and any one who works there in the future. By this note the boss will realize what an ass they are and hopefully make a few attitude adjustments. 

  • catmomx3


    September 4, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Actually, walking out does not preclude you from qualifying for unemployment benfits.  If you are abused by your employer, you have a right to walk out without notice.  Anyway, giving notice doesn't work anymore in a lot of cases, as most bosses show you the door the moment you resign for fear of theft or other sabatoge by an employee with a greivance. Unemployment laws have changed with the times.

  • keelh...


    September 4, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    This is probably costing the store. Malls charge stores who don't open, or don't open on time. It makes them look bad.

  • blh
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    September 5, 2013 at 9:36 AM
    It's not like they'll never work again, these jobs are easy to get. I think it hurts the boss more than it hurts them.
  • Kristi
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    September 5, 2013 at 10:28 AM
    VERY immature.
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