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Old Yesterday, 12:32 PM
 
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Not me.


I was fortunate to have had a wonderful career among mostly really good people. The people who were less than stellar as coworkers were too few to matter, and even when they were annoying were mostly at least competent at their jobs. There would have been nothing to be gained by seeking out a tiny number of unpleasant people and stooping to their level.
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Old Yesterday, 12:38 PM
 
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I went out on a total high note. Like others said, karma and tbh I don't like the way I feel when I express anger at someone. If there is an injustice going on ( someone hurting a child, or animal abuse) then the gloves come off , but I just felt great walking out the door and it felt great for many reasons.
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Old Yesterday, 12:40 PM
 
Location: North Alabama
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I did not. I was quite grateful that those who worked with me and had cause to “tell me off” were gracious enough to let me go out without doing so.

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Old Yesterday, 12:42 PM
 
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Glad to read so many POSITIVE responses!!

I must confess that I would not tell off a boss or co-worker -- my personality is much too non-confrontational for that! -- but I would be tempted to be rude to a few customers on my last day -- I now have a part-time retail job which I mostly love -- IF they were rude to me first.

Anyway, there was a radio show many years ago that featured a "Take This Job and Shove It" segment each Friday in which people could call in and "quit" on the air, and it was quite funny -- but if I remember correctly, they were all younger people.
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Old Yesterday, 12:47 PM
 
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For the most part, I enjoyed my career and the folks I worked with, so when it was time to go, I went around the office, shook hands, said goodbyes, and did not look back. A new phase of life just started and I was looking forward to it.
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Old Yesterday, 12:52 PM
 
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I believe burning bridges no matter what may of happened to you as you leave makes you as crappy as the person you are telling off. I find no purpose to do such things - I choose to walk away silently.
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Old Yesterday, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I disagree. People put up with waayyyyy too much poor treatment from employers because they believe in "turning the other cheek" or "not burning bridges." Whatever happened to standing up for yourself and not being weak?

Sometimes not being non-confrontational is a a sign of strength.


I've had my run-ins with bosses over the years. Even, rarely, a patient (worked in the medical profession).


But only in the hope of getting something changed: a procedure, policy, attitude, whatever.

As I'm walking out the door on my last day, too late for any change relevant to me. Gone says as much as anything I could add.
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Old Yesterday, 01:10 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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I did not.
I just fired my customer of 20 years with zero notice.
Sent email on Sunday and went on vacation the next day.
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Old Yesterday, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Glad to read so many POSITIVE responses!!

I must confess that I would not tell off a boss or co-worker -- my personality is much too non-confrontational for that! -- but I would be tempted to be rude to a few customers on my last day -- I now have a part-time retail job which I mostly love -- IF they were rude to me first.

Anyway, there was a radio show many years ago that featured a "Take This Job and Shove It" segment each Friday in which people could call in and "quit" on the air, and it was quite funny -- but if I remember correctly, they were all younger people.



You may not recall a song by C&W singer Johnny Paycheck (pretty sure it's Johnny)..... title of song was "Take This Job and Shove It."



The last person I worked for treated me like an imbecile. She told me she had no idea what my job entailed (medical transcription), but she was always complaining about the "numbers." I did tell her that if she wanted to understand why the numbers were what they were, she needed to learn more about my job.

At times she would special assign a particular job to me. I would do the job, then say I'm going to lunch now. She would yell out of her office "did you get that job done?" I told her yes, I did.

Maybe I had had one too many ignorant bosses, but not long after that incident, I told my boss I was retiring. Now. I was about 66-67. But I also knew eye surgery was in my near future.
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Old Yesterday, 01:56 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I disagree. People put up with waayyyyy too much poor treatment from employers because they believe in "turning the other cheek" or "not burning bridges." Whatever happened to standing up for yourself and not being weak?
This isn't being weak. It's not allowing whatever the other person did to you to rent any space in your head. that's control, not surrender. Some people retaliate, others dismiss. Either way, if it is a deliberate act, it's not weakness.
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