@Mrs_O: I haven’t had a chance to watch the video yet (I don’t have a laptop at home and the player at work doesn’t work half the time and they don’t like us watching videos in the office) but the comments on the Yahoo! article really amused me and half annoyed me.
I’m in the same age group as this girl and I know we’re the entitled, lazy generation and a lot of the older commenters are saying how can she possibly know sacrifice and hard work only having had a professional job for two years and that life is hard, get used to it, etc.
They literally don’t know what transpired in that office that led her to quit, only vague statements, though I know some people (and not just in my generation) have a huge sense of entitlement and think they’re too good to answer phones or do other menial tasks.
It makes me really annoyed because when my husband quit his job after working for a year we didn’t tell any family because we knew they might not take it well, though my dad told him that it sounded like they were abusing him as an employee.
I made a thread about when he quit. Basically his boss shut down his account days after they had a big disagreement without telling him, he also reassigned H’s projects to other people within the office and H sent out an email saying that if not notified otherwise, he was going to take that as him being fired, and he never heard back. He later found out that they told the rest of the company that he quit.
This was a job where they were getting paid monthly and his paycheck bounced the first month. His boss tried to blame someone else but others said it really was his fault. Then his boss would scream at him and even his own superiors in front of the whole office. Countless other things happened as well from being required to work occasional weekends and 24 hour days without overtime pay to the whole office drinking on the job as a social thing to his boss constantly trying to gang up people against each other.
Anyway, the manner in which H severed ties with his company was stressful but he got very good recommendations from his coworkers that he worked closely with and got a better job (at the very least the pay is much better and there’s paid overtime), the people in the new company are overall much older so they have families and don’t stay at work past hours much, and he’s just a lot happier. I have never once thought he was lazy for quitting. When he knew he needed to leave he applied to dozens of jobs to find something better.
The funny thing is that his coworkers still try to update him on what’s going on at the company he left and he just doesn’t care to hear it. The project he had there was the biggest one his company had to date and yes it was his baby, but obviously he doesn’t work there anymore.