2012 has had its ups and downs in the job market, with many people landing new gigs, and others leaving ones they didn’t care for. While many people get hired, fired or quit every day without much fanfare, there were a few moments in 2012 that turned heads when it came to people leaving their current positions.
Here are three great “I Quit!” resignations caught on camera in 2012.
1.) Providence, RI teacher resigns via YouTube
When a second grade teacher wasn’t given his chance to speak at a public meeting a few days before, he took to the popular video sharing site, YouTube. There, he reads his resignation letter addressed to the human resource department and the parents of his students, which picks apart what he believes is quality education versus what he is witnessing happening to the school system he is employed by.
He ends the video with a great matter-of-fact tone, “I quit, I quit, I quit!”
Well, if there’s anyway to really let everyone know you’re leaving, doing so during a live broadcast would probably be toward the top of the list. What makes it better? When an anchor duo quits simultaneously on air, without prior warning to the staff, crew or news director of the station. Talk about a shocker.
For our final moment, we wanted to leave you with something you’ll have stuck in your head all day long. This quitting moment isn’t hostile. In fact, it seems as though Karen, the former Microsoft employee, enjoyed her job. However, creating a song all about your past three years that revolves around Microsoft and Excel, while making it pretty catchy, is no small feat.