I Quit!

If you are contemplating the moment when you finally light that torch and set every bridge ablaze, here are some sources of inspiration.

An amusing tidbit in today’s newspaper reports on some of the entertaining ways people have walked out on their jobs.

My favourite is probably the marching band story, but the one about the sports journalist who seemed to have a breakdown mid-column is enjoyably weird too.

Me? I’d go for a Barbershop Quartet. “This work is baaaaaaaalls.”

If you’ve got funny quitting stories of your own or even just some quitting fantasies, send them in and we’ll print them somewhere in the next New Escapologist.

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Robert Wringham is the editor of New Escapologist. He also writes books and articles. Read more at www.wringham.co.uk/about.

2 Responses to “I Quit!”

  1. François says:

    It always surprises me to read about people resigning. Being useless at work until made redundant is a better strategy. At least you are away from the office during the notice period.

  2. In practice I’d probably do something like that. But it’s a question of dignity, I suppose. Imagine walking out with your head held high. And getting made redundant could be seriously time-consuming and miserable.

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