The Internet at the Speed of Thought

People Who Walked Out of a Job in the Middle of the Shift Share What Happened

at5:09 pm | By

So long, farewell

Do you work to live or live to work?

Americans are notorious for having a poor work-life balance, with many of us dedicating all hours of the day and night (and weekends!) to getting our jobs done, regardless of what it’s really worth in the long run.

Of course, that style of indentured servitude simply isn’t for everyone, and when someone hits their breaking point, there’s nothing left to do but watch them leave. Have you ever witnessed anyone walk out in the middle of a shift or right in the middle of a day? Maybe it was even you who called the shots and turned your back on a job that didn’t treat you right.

Redditors shared their stories of the times they marched right out of the workplace, and their accounts are both hysterical and empowering.

quit job shopping cart featured

Credit: Aris Suwanmalee/Shutterstock