How to Prevent Rage Quitting in Your Business

Rage quitting happens. We love it in movies where the hero does a “you can’t fire me, I quit!” rant and storms out. It’s not so great when one of your employees does it, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers found out on Sunday.

Antonio Brown ripped off his football pads and shirt and left the field shirtless. (Thankfully, he left his pants on.) Coach Bruce Arians said Brown is no longer a member of the team. While NFL players aren’t at-will employees, so a termination or voluntary resignation is more complicated than most employees, it’s safe to say they aren’t planning on having him back any time soon.

It can happen in your business, but it doesn’t have to. Of course, you can’t prevent it one hundred percent, but there is a lot you can do. Here are four things you need to do.

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7 thoughts on “How to Prevent Rage Quitting in Your Business

  1. “Eventually, the client company hired him twice his requested rate to do the project.”

    And billed the former employer for it, per their contract.

    That was epic.

  2. I once said “You can’t fire me, I quit”. It was such a toxic company that would not give employees the tools required to do the job. They hired me as part of a pool of 60 new hires, with the intent to fire 30 of us in six months. Of course we didn’t know about that last part until it started happening…sort of Hunger Games style.

    Before I started I informed them that I had a prepaid vacation seven months away and at that time I got approval/permission in writing to take it. The week before my vacation my boss told me that if I went on my vacation I would be fired. I went anyway. On my first day back my boss said “You’re fired,” and I replied “You can’t fire me, I quit.” I applied for unemployment and was initially declined. I asked for a hearing and did not even need to present the written evidence because the company did not show up or contest it.

    Oh, And the company was listed as one of the best employers by a local magazine. I now place no value on those rankings.

  3. One of the commenters (Roger Rabbit) mentions a key point when you feel the urge to rage quit because of work problems not being addressed, get everything said verbally put into writing so when pushed to walk out the door, you have the proof in case the company tries to play the denial of unemployment claims. Also never rage quit unless you have to.

  4. When the complaining stops, some in management believe all is well. You may also hear people say “Don’t make any waves”. If your big performers stop giving feedback or complaining it could be they already have a new job and are just waiting to give notice.

    Take notice if the problems have really been solved or that the staff just stopped complaining about them.

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