17-year-old Jackson Racicot of Grande Prairie, Alberta, didn't just want to quit his job at Walmart—he wanted to quit it in style.
Some would say he accomplished his goal.
Walmart shoppers were browsing the store, minding their own business, when Racicot's voice suddenly came over the intercom with a few choice words for his store's management team.
Racicot took a video of the entire incident and posted it to Facebook on December 6.
Watch the video here.
Racicot opens his announcement with a strong thesis statement:
"Attention all shoppers, associates, and management, I would like to say to all of you today that nobody should work here — ever."
@washingtonpost Good for you man! Use your voice and stand up for what’s right! Keep a humble attitude and never st… https://t.co/lrvpdPgjLZ— Caleb Rosenberger (@Caleb Rosenberger)1544751815.0
The teen gives a brief account of the management team's offenses, saying, according to INSIDER:
"...he said the store's management lied to employees and insulted them and unfairly cut his pay."
He summed up his entire argument before slamming the intercom back into place.
"F*** management, f*** this job, f*** Walmart."
@washingtonpost https://t.co/oH51yxqIh8— Thomas Muller (@Thomas Muller)1544752774.0
Speaking to the Edmonton Journal, Racicot said he had already filled out all the exit paperwork to leave his job at Walmart and secured employment elsewhere.
"I don't regret what I did. I went into this knowing what will happen."
@washingtonpost He should treasure that act of rebellion for the rest of his life. Kudos to youth.— loretta adams (@loretta adams)1544753450.0
A representative from Walmart expressed displeasure at Racicot's announcement to the Journal and said the issue would be handled internally.
"We are aware of the video circulating online and are disappointed by this incident. Respect for all individuals including our associates and customers is a core value at Walmart. We are looking into this matter and will address it internally as required."
@washingtonpost Now go do Amazon— Sisters of Mercy (@Sisters of Mercy)1544754288.0
In the eyes of Twitter, however, Racicot is a hero.
@washingtonpost “Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has left the building.”— Joe Cesare (@Joe Cesare)1544751735.0
@washingtonpost That is quitting with a bang!— Sharam Kohan (@Sharam Kohan)1544797974.0
@washingtonpost Forget a reference now 😂 kudos to you kiddo 👍🏼— marlene_21 (@marlene_21)1544751775.0
Many claimed Racicot's dramatic exit would never have been necessary if Walmart treated its employees better.
@ericasia Omg this gave me life !! Walmart needs to step up— Caitlin L. Solheim (@Caitlin L. Solheim)1544169684.0
@ericasia @Crackmacs Good for him. Walmart is famously known for treating their employees like garbage. Tons of cla… https://t.co/i4aJjSlJdB— Alicia (@Alicia)1544216664.0
As Jackson finished his announcement, people all around him could be heard cheering.
@ericasia https://t.co/TV9wW1Tq8P— Babydoll 🍓 (@Babydoll 🍓)1544204374.0
@LevineJonathan And the whole store cheered. (They actually did) Absolute savage.— Ian Miles Cheong (@Ian Miles Cheong)1544887847.0
Although not everyone online felt "hero" was the best description for Racicot.
@LevineJonathan @Cernovich Hero? A hero? We’re talking about him being a hero? https://t.co/VFVsP78Z9x— Caleb Box (@Caleb Box)1544940808.0
As a final message to the store's management, after making his announcement, Racicot walked straight out a fire door while the store's customers and employees cheered.
Goodbye, Jackson, you will definitely never be forgotten!