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Woman leaves when manager repeatedly reminds her that her employment is “at will”

Some people can become mentally unstable when they have power. We’ve all heard the proverb that says you can tell a lot about a person by giving them ..

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Power can get to some people’s heads.

We’ve all heard the proverb that says you can tell a lot about a person by giving them power over you and seeing how they make the most of it. I’m not claiming that all managers are like this, but it is easy to believe this position given the number of management horror stories. These individuals weren’t initially good before becoming corrupted by power. The reality is that they have always been this way; a small taste of power only revealed their true selves.

Higher-ups typically get what they want with no consequences, but occasionally they do receive a sweet dish of retaliation, and it is always glorious. Although the poster of this story did got to make a dramatic departure when she departed, this isn’t the kind of retaliation where the boss was forced to make a poor choice. Who hasn’t considered leaving their work at some point? I am aware that I have, and a while ago, I actually put that fantasy into action.

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What the boss did to make this employee want to resign is detailed below.

Source: Reddit

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She was going through some hard times which meant that she had to take another job to make ends meet.

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She did make quite a few mistakes when she started out but who hasn’t when they are new?

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But when she heard the good news that her husband had found a job, she quit right on the spot.

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What with her curtsying and then slamming the door in her manager’s face, I can picture the whole thing. My former employers certainly deserved worse from me, so I regret not doing this when I first left. These types of tales serve to reinforce the widespread belief that upper-level management only has their own interests in mind and cares little about the welfare of their staff. Similarly, you should prioritise your own safety and self-interest. All your dedication to the company will lead nowhere.

People in the comments are unsurprisingly loving this story.

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This Redditor has it right in my opinion.

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It is always so satisfying to quit a job without giving them notice and seeing their faces.

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I am glad that so many people know their worth and quit when it gets rough.

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I can only hope that this person also finds a better job soon.

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This Redditor however had a unique perspective on the story that I fully agree with.

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When you look back on your resignations, which one stands out as the most extravagant? Or maybe you haven’t been able to put that dream into motion. Or, to put it another way, how satisfied are you with your current employment? Post your comments below and encourage your friends to do the same by sharing this article.