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Rage Quitting


Have you ever rage quit your job?


If yes, please share your story in the comments.


I would love to live vicariously through you filthy savages right now. Thanks!

Have you ever rage quit your job?
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IndyKoolAid
Acclaimed Answer
+1
Sales Executive
Oh yeah... One time in my early 20s, I was called into the director's office because I let a big client go to voicemail while I was getting a proposal together for one of their satellite offices.. he snapped because I had the audacity to leave at 530 for a night class the night before and didn't show up until 742am the next morning, when I typically arrived at 7:15 or so... 

It took 3 dudes and an office manager to keep me from jumping over his desk.. 

Walked out and told him to have someone else carry the account. 

Went to a competitor less than 4 minutes away, got an offer, pulled the client as my first logo... 

Never looked back. 
sebs
Politicker
+8
BDR
This is the most inspirational thing I've read
fr
fred
Valued Contributor
+4
salesperson
actual LOL'd
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
I love these stories like simple good management could have prevented this scenario.
Da
DaveFromCollege
Notorious Answer
+7
Account Executive
This is what I dream about half the day, love living vicariously through your story :')
IndyKoolAid
Acclaimed Answer
+1
Sales Executive
Still makes for a pretty good laugh from time to time. This was in the mid 2000s. Was pretty bittersweet a couple years later when that $5+million client started closing locations left and right. 

But I still got this small victory over "the man" haha... 
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Amazing
bigtuna
Good Citizen
Enterprise Account Executive
🔨
Red
Membership sales Manager
#respect! 
wHaTyAgOtCoOkInG
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
You should post this on LinkedIn with the hashtag #WorkHard 
InQ5WeTrust
Politicker
+7
Psst wanna meeting?
This is the energy we all need in our lives. 
SalesSpectre
Opinionated
+5
AE
Savage. 

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HypeWoman
Fire Starter
+1
District Sales Manager
Solid rage quit. Demand👏🏻Pay👏🏻For👏🏻Your👏🏻Work.
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Honestly, I'm not proud despite the pomp but I think it's very telling that I'm way more excited about the job search than I was about the role for almost my entire time there.

My new weekly segment in the War Room can be Job Hunt: Confessional... Confidential? I don't know... Needs work.

I'm going to send @GeneralCorp a calendar invite and pitch him on it. I hope you like unnecessarily lengthy slide decks ;)
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Incognito
WR Officer
+10
Master of Disaster
Like, WTF is wrong with people. Ugh. Hope your next gig is the best ever.
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
@Incognito I actually really appreciate that. Thank you
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Jferg
Fire Starter
+4
Director of Sales
Once, I was on a meeting presentation in a fairly new role and my VP of Sales was present. He hasn’t sat in on any of the previous meetings and didn’t know the players. Towards the end when one of the woman (a key stakeholder) started asking questions he cut me off to answer. He was patronizing and down right rude. When we got off the call, I asked him who he thought that was. He said it didn’t matter there is no way she is a decision maker. I left and never looked back. 
HypeWoman
Fire Starter
+1
District Sales Manager
Takes courage to confront someone after that kind of situation. Proud of you for standing your ground.
SalesGal
Politicker
+6
Account Manager / FSR
Wow...based on this, you did the right thing ! 
Jferg
Fire Starter
+4
Director of Sales
Never had any doubt about that. 
beachNsales
Politicker
+3
Account Executive
Did you instantly quit after he said that?
Jferg
Fire Starter
+4
Director of Sales
I explained why, he of course shouted they were never going to buy. I packed up my stuff and left. 

They asked me to come back the next day to work out the ‘details’. 
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woof
WR Officer
+4
Account Executive
I once got fired/rage quit because me and my colleague came back from our lunch break, no joke, *5 minutes* late and our manager had a stern sit down with us, and berated us for how we were taking advantage of him (We were a team of 4 and I was the first one in the office every morning and she was the last one out). For the life of me, I could not understand how someone could treat their employees this way and I’m sure it was written all over my face. 

 My colleague is super meek and she would never say anything but I couldn’t hold it back. The next morning he brought me in to say it wasn't working out. I left, she stayed and a few months later she quit because things had gotten so bad she had developed an immune response from stress. 

 (Before anyone asks, she was relying on him to get her PR which is why she couldn’t quit right away) 
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
That's beyond
Closingcall
Enterprise Account Executive
A couple of years ago I had a crazy boss and she was someone who had seemingly never been in sales but somehow was qualified to lead the Enterprise AE team for a country.  At one point, during a deal review, she cornered my colleague with questions about a order he was waiting on. The questions were rude, pestering and downright stupid for a leader to be asking. It was embarrassing and hard to watch. Half way through, he said 'fuck this shit, I don't need it', tossed his work cell phone into his cup of coffee and went on to tell her how he had a signed SO in his possession, showed it, ripped it up then walked out. She scrambled for weeks to get the deal back on track but they didn't trust her so refused to sign a new contract if it meant working with her. It was so good. 
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
I'm just getting to this thread but the work cell into a cup of coffee + the sales order rip up...can we give this guy the Congressional Medal of Honor?
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
I love this story hahah, thanks
YoungGoat
Opinionated
+2
Surgical Technology Specialist
I consider rage quitting at least twice a day
HypeWoman
Fire Starter
+1
District Sales Manager
Same🙃
Incognito
WR Officer
+10
Master of Disaster
same, girl, same. 
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
story of my life
NorthernSalesGuru
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Instead of rage quitting, I laid the foundation for the company to dismiss me “without cause” and throw me a fat package. Little did they know my offers were already committed to...
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mahoganyblunder
Influencer
Director
Any suggestions on how to build/do this right?  I feel like this is something I could have managed better as I moved companies.
NorthernSalesGuru
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Get others to start questioning the way things are done within the company. Once management realizes you’ve been creating the skepticism, they’ll throw you a package and let you go. Just be careful how you do and not to give them justification for cause.
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wahmsales
WR Officer
+10
SDR
Smart!
fuzzy
Notable Contributor
+21
CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
One of my first jobs in college was at a dining court for minimum wage. The manager was the absolute worst. She was one of those people that could have invented The Karen. I was never incredibly combative with her, but she made decisions that were so counter-intuitive, so backwards, so angry...

 So, one perk was free meals. The day after a particularly bad episode with her, I got my free meal and just kept sitting there,  eating...waaaayyy after time was up (~2hr.) I was so done with her and the job, so I figured, eh, why not enjoy the last few moments with some pizza and steak. 


She came over to fire me,  "fuzzy, follow me to the back please." 


By the time she turned around, I had my work uniform shirt off (I had a shirt underneath.) and my hat, and I threw it at her face and kept walking. She started yelling at me but I put my headphones in and kept going. 

From what I heard, she wouldn't let it go for like a week and kept ranting about how horrible I was. She threatened me, my education, etc. in voicemails (real smart Karen.) Eventually, she just went away when she realized she couldn't actually do anything. 
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Hahah, that’s insane. Love the hat toss. Thanks for sharing.
do
donnyT
Old School Bravo
SDR Manager
Yep. Walked into work that day with no idea that I'd be walking out that evening without a job. I was the first one in, sipping my coffee before rippin out some D's&E's (you know what I'm talkin about). Before I had the chance to finish my coffee (7:15am in B2C sales), my brand new director walked by. We'll call him Bevis. I said "Hi Bevis!" and he said "Get on the fucking phones."

I thought to myself, you know what, fuck that. I'm not making one damn phone call today. Went into my 1:1 that afternoon and listened to him tell me how I needed to step up my game for a good 25 minutes, at which point I told him that none of his feedback matters and I have little to not respect for him, and told him that today was my last day. Best thing I ever did for my long term career in all honesty
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Unbelievable.
SPT
Fire Starter
+1
AE
Yes. I'm a woman and my male boss was harassing me. Gender harrassment, literally shouting at me, calling me 'a child!' After taking this for 5 months I reported him to HR the next morning. They eventually paid me hush money to leave quietly.
Jferg
Fire Starter
+4
Director of Sales
That’s awful. I have stories of awful bosses. Was reporting to HR effective? Or was reporting to HR how you got the hush money? I’ve taken hush money. Sometimes I regret it, as it comes with the hush paperwork.
ValliantInvestors
Old School Bravo
Founder
Hush money would have been nice, but it was rewarding just getting out of toxic work environments.

CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Jeez. Sorry to hear you had to go through that.
SaaSsy
Politicker
+2
Sales Executive
Such a shame, it happens more than people think unfortunately. I had that happen as well and after I left, he just continued on with that pattern of behavior. 5 years later and still there...
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
Thinking of it right now...
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Serenity now, serenity now!
Jackywaky
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
Once - when the COO decided to buy a new laptop instead of getting new (missing) chairs for the employees. 
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
Now that is dictatorship 
Jackywaky
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
ikr - he was so shocked when we left "out of the blue"
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CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Yikes
Jackywaky
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
Good stuff is that he posted it on social media and then had the bravery to ask why we decided to leave. 
SDMHGWarrior
Tycoon
+13
CEO
yep with a letter to the CEO blasting AF
TheColdestColdCall
Acclaimed Answer
+3
SDR - Enterprise Majors
I can't tell you how many times I've awoken to completely re-evaluate my life but remembered my favorite color is green and homeostasis was achieved. 
SavageCid
Executive
+2
Manager
Absolutely, however more of a nuanced 'rage' quit...

A manager I previously worked with reached out to bring me into the fold. In order to not show favoritism/nepotism, I was assigned to the only other team+manager. 

This manager was the epitome of "good rep, let's see how they run a team"...and was terrible. I'm talking: 

*extremely corny jokes
*lowkey sexist remarks to the female reps
*visible anxiety -> emotions on sleeve/constant leg shaking/fast talking

Due to this, I immediately recognized my mental health would suffer at this company and addressed it directly with the manager on the floor. 

I literally said, "your visible anxiety makes me anxious". I recommended a couple of articles/books for him, but as a new hire, it fell on deaf ears.  

Fast forward a month into my tenure and I quit citing a 'bad manager fit'. 
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
I can relate but not via work experience. My mom is a really anxious person and same thing. Her anxiety makes me anxious.

The worst.

Love you, mom.
ViktorfromSales
Opinionated
+1
Enterprise Account Executive
2 years into my first full time sales job I used to have an annual quota of 1M eur. First half I brought in 800k by working 12-14 hour days while we backfilled the team due to 2 colleagues who left.

Later on the second half quota was adjusted. 830k. I couldn’t believe that they took my 160% attainment and doubled the expectation for next half. Pay wasn’t too good either as I was living month to month with the only savings coming from proper commission above 100%.

I raised this concern with management and asked for help. I was on the road to Team Lead in the next year and asked for a raise in the meantime or at least the career development program to be brought ahead so I could get the Team Lead salary sooner. Deaf ears. One of my managers went so far as to tell me to keep patient and “don’t worry that you won’t have orange juice in the fridge for a while”. 

This made me realize that even if I sucked it up and made it to TL I would never equate to more than a number. I left them 2 months later due to burning out but landed a job that paid me double and with no cap on commission. 

i don’t regret starting there and neither leaving at the right time. 
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Good for you! Love to hear it!
pitchandputt
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
Back in the day, I worked as an event technician on the side, on an hourly basis. I set up events big and small - mostly a manual labor type job but required some creative ways to work around messes that overpromising salespeople got us into. 

After a year at this job, the project managers got to know me as someone who knew what he was doing and sometimes even put me in charge of small teams. Two years into the job, I asked for a raise and they said it's not great timing but that they'd think about it. 

Fast forward a few months later, I haven't had a follow-up chat on the raise and we're working on a big event. They had hired additional manual labour from a staffing agency - people who really knew nothing about event work - and I found out those people were getting paid $4/hr more me, which means the company was paying the staffing agency probably double per hour what I was getting paid.

Yeah, that was a pretty easy rage quit!
Hercules
Regional Sales Manager
Every night in my dreams! 
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
hahah, I hear ya.
SaaSsy
Politicker
+2
Sales Executive
Yes! My new boss couldn't stand me even though I was a top performer at a mostly male company. I was ready to quit and interviewing but he pulled me into his office and tried to get me to sign a discipline form for things I had done 2+ years prior under different management. I had never had a negative performance discussion before so I told him to shove it and walked out. Got 2 job offers that Friday, and wish I had enjoyed it more instead of being stressed about not having a job!
sales7
Politicker
+5
Sales Enablement Manager
I quit once because my boss was completely mental (should be working in a lab with monkeys instead of other humans mental).

One day enough was enough and I just quit, she ended up trying to change my mind, didn't accept the resignation and made me stay another month after which I quit again.
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Sounds about right
WenWest15
Praised Answer
+3
Principal Business Development Manager
No, but I almost rage fired a client yesterday. Super duper counter productive, plus money. 
Dealsonwheels
Opinionated
+1
Technical Sales Executive
I am right there with you - I have a client that pays us a lot of $$$, but just isn't worth the headache anymore.
cshape
Manager, Applied AI
I rage quit a summer painting job in my early 20s. I was on a crew made up of serious A-types, including the boss, a driven young woman just starting her MBA. We worked 10 hour days Monday-Saturday and were all making pretty good bank.

However, I took a long weekend off for a music festival, and when I came back just didn't have the motivation and wanted to enjoy the rest of my summer. I showed up to work 30 minutes late, and when the boss started to berate me, I told her I'd be interested in continuing only if the hours were more chill, maybe 20-25 per week.

She was slightly flabbergasted and continued to rage at me, so I just said goodbye to everyone on the crew, wished them a good summer and went to the beach.
JC10X
Politicker
+8
Senior Sales Manager
One time I felt my soul was in the wrong place.
Corgmander
Tech BD
I don’t have standards for my life and haven’t ever rage quit because of treatment from managers. BUT I did just leave my old team for a new team.

The biggest laugh I had on the way out was when my manager said, “you are doing a whole lot more than I realized! What can you put on paper so we can continue the work?” Lol the bare minimum to make it look like I’m a team player and not leave the coworkers I like in a bad spot.

For those of you with morals and standards, I salute you!
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Yeah, I agree that you really shouldn’t leave good coworkers in the lurch during an exit.
ppg
Praised Answer
+4
VeePee
I'm a little late to the party, maybe 3 months or so? LOL.  I quit my old job 2 months ago, and a few days telling them, they finally hired a new guy.  We had needed one for the last year... yeah tell me about it.  So when I announced I was leaving to the CEO, he kind of put me in charge of the new guy for 2.5 weeks. 

We went into full day training together, selling mode, ramping up meetings, sharing deals, closing deals too.  How I got paid my commissions was only once the clients pay.  The structure is 50% upfront, then 50% in like a year (condo development, sell early in the process).  Sold over 60K in 2 weeks, didn't get paid shit because the finance guy (the CEO's brother) didn't invoice anyone AND they have 30 days to pay.  I should have been collecting for the last 2 weeks, but they kept the books closed to us, so we didn't know who had paid what and when...

2 months later I am still fighting to get paid my commissions from last November... (8 months ago).  I don't regret quitting.  

Funny thing, the guy I trained just quit a month after me, stating this company was bullshit. They were left with only 1 sales guy.  Well they fired him last week, after 4 years of breaking his back for them...

They deserve to burn in hell, really.
ValliantInvestors
Old School Bravo
Founder
I told a masonginist supervisor that I was done with the pathetic comments and when asked to stop multiple times, by multiple women there would be consequences.  I walked out on a busy Friday shift at a fine dining restaurant with choice words and revelation that his persistent stupidity was going to cost him women employees; which it did!  
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Money 💸 was much essential at that point. While I had a worst spat with CEO. in my 20s though while few deals that were good, got stuck badly. Thank god, I didn't take a quick decision, then!
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