I saw this article on the UK Daily
Mirror Rag and it made me wonder if any of you have any good “I quit” stories.
I used to work with a guy who read this blog all the time. We’d discuss how great it was to read Vilmar’s posts and have some great conversations about all the good conservative stuff here. But, over the course of several years, my co-worker began to behave a little strangely. I think it had to do with his brother taking an entire classroom of high school students hostage, raping several of the girls, then killing one and putting a bullet in his head as the SWAT team breached the classroom. But… who am I to know?
That said, I endured a year or two of totally bizarre behavior and finally decided it was time to check out. I told two people at my work, one of my co-workers who would take over my duties and a friend who worked in HR. I didn’t want to stiff my co-worker and the HR friend was (as luck would have it) the retirement specialist who gave me all the inside scoop on forms to complete and everything I needed to do to check out on a moments notice.
I arrived at work on December 30th, 2011, and sent my boss an email. I honestly don’t remember the wording, but it was something like, “Since you haven’t figured out how to deal with my co-worker who suffers from mental problems and has threatened to kill YOU and me, I thought I’d let you know I’m retiring today. Enjoy…”
It was one of the most pleasurable emails I’ve ever sent. Since I was the sysadmin for the network, I hit send, then formatted the disk on my computer, walked over to the desk of the co-worker who knew my plans, and told her I’d be starting the checkout procedures. I was gone about 4 hours later. Of note, my boss was in Seattle, and I was 1300 miles away, so the email was a lot better than giving him a call. I’ve never talked to him since.
Does anybody else have any great Johnny Paycheck “Take This Job and Shove It” stories to tell? They’re always great fun.
Oh, and Crazy Bob, if you still read the blog, hopefully you’re enjoying life, I sure am.
P.S. This was my favorite: