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People Break Down The Fastest They Ever Quit A Job

Reddit user thedamned234 asked: 'What’s the fastest you ever quit a job and why?'

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Anyone who has held more than one job in their work histories can agree that some jobs are better suited for us than others.

But some jobs have turned out to be such a bad match, people have quit at an impressively fast rate.

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I've always dreamed about exiting a crappy job.

I want to do it Angela Bassett 'Waiting to Exhale' style.

There is nothing worse than being undervalued when you know you've given 110%.

But so many bosses and corporations just don't care.

This is why so many places in shock over the loss of personnel thanks to the pandemic.

People refuse to be treated like crap.

Hopefully, a lesson can be learned from this.

Treat people like people, and they'll work hard.

Otherwise, they'll leave... and they all may leave at once.

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I’m not going to lie: working is hard. And I probably didn’t need to lie. We all know this is true.

But I don’t just mean the act of working is hard. I mean the concept of working is hard.

There are some jobs that are a joy. I currently work at a job where the office is beautiful, my managers are understanding, my co-workers are friendly, and my actual daily tasks are enjoyable. There are also some jobs that aren’t as much of a joy, but they help you pay the bills and put food on your table, and they’re not so terrible that you can’t endure it (read: my previous job).

However, there are some jobs that are so ridiculous, or even downright harmful, that you know on your very first day, you can’t ever go back. So you quit on the spot.

We know how tough the job market is and how, sometimes, it takes months for a person to find a job. For a person to quit on their first day, the situation they were put in has to be unbearable.

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