Tuesday, August 10, 2010

How to quit a job with flair 

I like the beers down the emergency slide move (I have always wanted to leave a plane down one of those things, so I can identify), but this is even better. On the one hand, you have to worry about an employee who quits a job this spectacularly. Something tells me, though, that she will have a much easier time finding another one than Steven Slater.


By Blogger Goldwater's Ghost, at Tue Aug 10, 04:50:00 PM:


Could you please hire her to substitute for you in your cycling travelogue photos?

just sayin'  

By Blogger Georg Felis, at Tue Aug 10, 05:21:00 PM:

Could have been worse, he could have written a hit YouTube hit like Dave Carroll and United Breaks Guitars

Everybody who deals with the public should watch that at least once, and take it to heart that customer service begins with you.  

By Blogger Escort81, at Tue Aug 10, 06:13:00 PM:

The other video to watch in the genre of quitting is of course the classic Johnny Paycheck song.

No matter how senior you are, everybody reports to somebody (even a CEO reports to a board), and there is a certain liberating feeling to the act of departure. However, it is almost always better to leave in a dignified manner, if the situation permits. Jenny's outrage is understandable, and if she really wants to become a broker -- and not file suit with a hostile work environment complaint -- she is probably correct that she will be "just fine."  

By Blogger Bomber Girl, at Tue Aug 10, 06:33:00 PM:

She can always try Hooters.  

By Blogger Escort81, at Tue Aug 10, 08:15:00 PM:

Besides the wings being pretty mediocre, I've always thought that Hooters had its own set of potential workplace issues, in terms of its hiring practices, and the extent to which it could be considered, er, discriminatory. Also, I don't think that Jenny would learn about, say, 12b-1 fees at the Hooter's training program.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Aug 10, 10:44:00 PM:

Re Hooters, don't be so judgmental.

Back in 2006 I was on a sports-related road trip to Atlanta with my then 14-year old son. We managed to get thrown out of one bar and were wandering around when we spotted a Hooters. We walked up to the maitre d and asked if we could come in. She looked at my son, and then back at me saying ... "Why of course honey, we're a fine family restaurant !"  

By Blogger Cassandra, at Wed Aug 11, 08:22:00 AM:

The whole thing was apparently a hoax:


By Blogger Unknown, at Wed Aug 11, 01:13:00 PM:

And I was wondering what would happen when it transpired that HOPA stands for "Highly-Organized Professional Assistant."  

By Blogger MTF, at Wed Aug 11, 04:43:00 PM:

Well, then, it's easy to see she is a HOPA. All those boards, with short, easily understood ideas clearly expressed, means that (in my judgment) she's well organized and professional. Is she a Republican? That would cap it off for me, and make her nigh on perfect.

Too bad it's a hoax; I'd have hired her instanto.  

By Blogger Bomber Girl, at Wed Aug 11, 09:41:00 PM:

Not so sure, MTF. If you can't trust a woman with your Farmville secret, what can you trust her with.  

By Blogger Locomotive Breath, at Thu Aug 12, 07:42:00 AM:

That's a heck of an "audition". I think she could get commercial print ad work almost immediately.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Aug 12, 07:43:00 AM:

So a wannabee actress uses her Hotness to mock a hypothetical boss who's a sexist pig because he only sees her as a "Hot Piece of Ass."

Bad attitude -- She's not good enough for Hooters.  

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