We've all experienced a less-than-stellar day at the office. Maybe your co-workers were snappy, your boss just a little bit absent-minded or you had that one "quick lunch meeting" that ended up running until 4 p.m.
But there are always people who take that bad day — or week, or month — to the next level. We're talking about those crazy tales of people who had enough bad days, and quit their jobs ... making the biggest splash possible.
We found quitting stories that are almost too much to believe: From sliding out an airplane chute to declaring "I quit!" on the radio, these seven individuals definitely know how to make an exit. While we don't recommend imitating any of these examples, they're definitely fun to read.
Write It In Ink
"Jenny the Assistant" quickly became a <a href="http://weeklyworldnews.com/headlines/20610/jenny-the-assistant/" target="_hplink">viral sensation</a> after quitting her job at a brokering firm by writing out her resignation letter in sentences on a white board and taking pictures of herself holding up each section. The letter chronicled all of the horrible things about her boss--bad breath and Farmville habit included--that she had come to hate. A few hours later, however, sources revealed that <a href="http://www.inquisitr.com/81782/elyse-porterfield/" target="_hplink">the quitting had been a staged hoax</a> by the site theChive.com to increase web traffic. Source: <em><a href="http://weeklyworldnews.com/headlines/20610/jenny-the-assistant/" target="_hplink">Weekly World News</a></em>
Escape Through The Emergency Chute
Steven Slater <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/11/steven-slater-jet-blue-fl_n_676139.html#s125291" target="_hplink">made headlines in 2010</a> when he made a dramatic exit from his job as a JetBlue flight attendant. When a passenger refused to leave her bag in the stowaway compartment--and instead gave Slater some serious attitude--he lost it. Infuriated, he quickly got on the flight intercom and announced he was quitting (not to mention offered some choice words to the passenger). Then, grabbing two beers from the plane cooler, Slater activated the escape chute and slid out of the aircraft. Source: <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/US/steven-slater-jetblue-flight-attendant-bail-emergency-slide/story?id=11367793#.UBbalTFWpD4" target="_hplink"><em>ABCNews.com</em></a>
Announce It On The Air
Inetta Moosetta quit her job at a radio station--which allegedly paid her $6 per hour for six years before offering her a raise--right on the air. After a nearly one-minute rant about how she hated the distrustful office culture, she ended by declaring "If you don't understand what I'm saying listen very closely: I quit!" Source: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/10/7-awesome-ways-people-hav_n_677730.html#s125289&title=Live_On_The" target="_hplink"><em>The Huffington Post</em></a>
Use A Video Game
Talk about tech-savvy ... <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/10/7-awesome-ways-people-hav_n_677730.html#s125176&title=Do_It_With" target="_hplink">The Huffington Post</a> reports that when an anonymous programmer for a company called "2K" decided to quit, he actually designed a video game for his employers to play--each time someone scored, the words "I QUIT!" popped up. Source: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/10/7-awesome-ways-people-hav_n_677730.html#s125176&title=Do_It_With" target="_hplink"><em>The Huffington Post</em></a>
Take It To The Press
Well, they say the pen is mightier than the sword--and one dissatisfied journalist proved just how strong it can be. When asked to put together a profile of the Top 10 Worst CEOs, he included his magazine's own leader in the mix. Needless to say, his editor was fired and so was the unnamed journalist himself. Source: <em><a href="http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2010/08/the-internet-s-best-job-quitting-stories/23388/" target="_hplink">The Atlantic</a></em>
Check Out Months Earlier
Talk about an office surprise: On the day of her retirement party, an anonymous secretary made a shocking confession to the rest of her workplace: "I gave up ages ago," she said. "For months, anything I didn't want to deal with, I've shredded." Source: <em><a href="http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/08/web_explodes_with_best_quittin.html" target="_hplink">New York Magazine</a></em>
Say It Through Commercials
One angry, unnamed television programmer, frustrated with the attitudes of his boss and co-workers, finally decided he'd had enough when he was the only office member required to come into work on July 4th. Alone in the office, he programmed only commercials for the next day's television broadcast--no TV shows. When his infuriated manager called to ask what had happened, he informed him that he was quitting. Source: <em><a href="http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/08/web_explodes_with_best_quittin.html" target="_hplink">New York Magazine</a></em>