What the soonest you left a job?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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473 posts
Helper bee

Two days. 😛 I was actually interested in the job too, but it was a second job, and my other manager was just unwilling to work with me on scheduling. Ugh. The day I eventually left the original job, and that wretched manager, was such a happy day. 

Post # 4
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931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I left a job after 3 months. My probation period was coming to an end and i wasn’t happy with the position.

I’m now a sole trader/contractor and love it.

Post # 5
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975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

One day.  It was a gas station in a service station.  Tiny with an indoor bathroom with that horrible Aire Master crap, filled the whole building with the fake scented chemical stench.  It made me sick and when I asked if there was anything thing that could be done about it because it was hard for me to breathe it all day they said no, I said I wouldn’t be coming back.

Post # 6
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2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@tynakinnon: I worked my first job at Marble Slab Creamery for a week. I was in high school and they had me working until midnight. My application was a post-it with my name, number, and availability. There was no formal training, just learn as you go. As often as I used the register, I was never trained on how to use it. I was told, in no uncertain terms, that they do not hire men. The owner pocketed our tips.

 

The straw that broke the camel’s back? I was scheduled to work Sunday evening, busiest time of day, busiest day of the week. I still don’t know how to make half the menu. I get there at the end of one girl’s shift and the other girl who’ll be closing with me is supposed to be there soon. She never shows up. So, I’m all alone, line out the door. Trying my best to work quickly, efficiently, and still do a good job. I was at the point where if I stopped moving, I’d start panicking. The customers for the most part were being really understanding and the tip jar was full. Then the phone rings, it’s the owner. So I’m trying to fill orders and talk on the phone. He asks to speak to the other girl, I tell him she’s not there. He asks who is there, I start crying a bit and say that I’m by myself because I finally had my “Oh shit” moment. He says he’ll be right there. He and his daughter, the manager, come and help close up. Then he gives me a speech that bad mouthed my coworkers and proceeded to take all the tips I’d earned working by myself. I was a wreck when I got home. I quit the next day.

 

Post # 7
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1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Six hours.  I did a lot of product demo jobs in school and I was asked to demo a new facial hair removal tool at a trade convention.  It was a diaaster and the women running the booth were basically running a scam, when they outright told me to lie to customers (they were selling a product they didn’t actually have in hopes of raising enough money to go into production) I said thanks but no thanks and ran as fast as I could.

Post # 8
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1101 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

A week. I got a second job at a bank just for some extra spending money but I absolutely hated it and spent all weekend dreading going back so I just called first thing on Monday and said I wouldn’t be coming back. 

Post # 9
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2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

2 months. I’d applied for another job more related to my graduate studies and was offered said other position.

Post # 10
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1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

One day! It was a hostess job and it was AWFUL. They treated me like crap and the boss was a weirdo. They were offended that I took the job just as something to do on the side while I finish college and it was their full time career.

Post # 11
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6505 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

One day. It was at Subway and I hated it. When I interviewed she told new she tried to limit weekend shifts to one full weekend per month for each employee. When I checked my schedule the first day I was scheduled for the next three weekends. I said F that and quit. 

Post # 12
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1018 posts
Bumble bee

In college I quit a hostessing job after 3 days. Everyone who worked there was SO MEAN! And the manager could have cared less. Like so mean I went home crying all 3 nights. My very first shift was a Saturday night (from evening til closing) and it was super busy. They told me usually they have two hostesses, but that night it was just me.

I have worked in retail a lot so I’ve encountered PLENTY of rude customers but even the rest of the staff were rude as hell and not helpful at all!

Post # 14
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9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@tynakinnon:  I have never left a job before a year. Even that is questionable and I’d rather not have a questionable resume and work history. I research companies before I accept roles with them though. 

Post # 15
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7279 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Three months. They were crazy. I had enough, I quit without something else lined up. They were unprofessional and disrespectful, I was done and doner. They increased my hours, while cutting my pay, changed my title. The owners wife was just out of control. I think she was simply threatened by me because I worked closely with her husband. Every single day it was something. Some new policy that didn’t make sense. I saw them do things that IMO violated labor laws. They hired a mostly immigrants from their home country, so they took advantage of them.

The last straw was her wanting to write me up because printed a draft memo on letter head (as opposed to regular copy paper) and she thought I was wasting company resources. Whatever bitch. She got my letter of resignation the next day.

Life is too short. There we signs early on. I say the minute you see its crazy if you can, jump ship. It’s better for all parties. Why wait around to be dragged in further? You can go in with all the best intentions in the world and do your due diligence to find the right fit, but until you are working day to day, you have no idea what you are getting into. I was recommended to the company by a friend. He had no idea of the crap that was going behind the scenes. He didn’t blame me for quitting after he heard all the nonsense. 

Post # 16
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5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@tynakinnon:  When I was in college I worked at Bath & Body Works for 1 day. I was assigned as a greeter which meant that I had to stand at the entrance of the store, keep spraying room spray every few minutes, and hand shopping baskets to people the entire day. “Welcome to Bath & Body Works” (spray spray spray)… “Welcome to Bath & Body Works” (spray spray spray) for 8 hellish hours Ugh!

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