If You’re Going to Rage Quit, Do It Right

by Evil HR Lady on October 18, 2018

When your boss is horrible, or customers have unreasonable and rude requests, or you just can’t take it anymore, you may wish to “rage quit” your job–walk out in a dramatic fashion. Quitting without notice makes for some sweet revenge.

Who can blame you? It makes for dramatic movie scenes, like this one from Office Space:

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grannybunny October 18, 2018 at 5:48 pm

Hey, the flight attendant grabbed a couple of cans of beer before making his “emergency evacuation,” too! 🙂 Seriously, though, this is all good advice. And, frankly, those organizations that refuse to allow employees to give 2-weeks notice — by immediately having Security escort resigning employees off the premises — probably deserve all the “rage quits” they get.

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Dorothy October 18, 2018 at 6:56 pm

Good day to you, sir! I said, GOOD DAY!

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Mr Bin There October 19, 2018 at 11:42 am

“Clean out your desk”? No, always have your goods in your BOB: Bug Out Backpack. Ready to go at a moment’s notice!

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Horse Tense October 20, 2018 at 4:24 am

Just wondering if there is any law requiring an employer to actually send your things to you if you leave spur of the moment due to their urging or yours?

Once upon a time I stumbled upon the aftermath of someone being fired. Everyone had been called into a meeting while he was fired and escorted off the property. I was asked in this meeting to print off some documents, so I stepped out just in time to see two senior managers dumping out his desk onto the floor. I pretended not to see their shocked looks and sat down without a word (because what was I going to say?) and opened my email to find the notice of Dumped Employee’s departure with a note to alert Security immediately if he was spotted anywhere on the premises.

While I was getting my paperwork ready, out of the corner of my eye I watched the two of managers shovel all of Dumped Employee’s belongings in a box; like, they literally had a box on its side, into which they pushed and kicked Dumped Employee’s desk contents into. I still said nothing, finished gathering my papers and left.

More than 4 months later I had to go into the closed office/makeshift storage room to look for something and found that box inside. The individual had been banned from the premises, so I don’t think picking up his things was an option.

So my questions: Was the company on a legal time constraint to return his items? Can a company bill a person for return of their items, if they do not let the person return for pick-up? Also what happens if their items are damaged, stolen, or go missing?

My boss was shocked when I quit a few months later, and in the time it took for him to take my letter of resignation to the higher ups, I already had my desk packed, my company authorizations laid out in order of the checklist, and was ready for security to escort me off the property (which did not happen btw). I only gave a day’s notice, because I did not want to be accused of sticking around to sabotage anything, nor did I want my coworkers to be able to pin anything on me in that time (something else I’d witnessed working there).

In the years since I’ve caught a lot guff at other workplaces from coworkers for never “personalizing” my workspace. I have seen people bring in all kinds of homemade kitsch to make their offices and desks “homey.” I have also seen such things get broken and go missing, and have the company tell us if we would miss it don’t bring it to work because they will not be responsible for it.

Are they ever responsible for your possessions?

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