I will quit my perfect job tomorrow

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  1. jmpet

    jmpet New Member

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    I will quit my perfect job tommorow, and here is my letter of resignation:

    You said "clear the back room". And I did. I did everything you asked. Yet I come in on the evening after work and apparently not only did I forget to clear out the overstock totes, I also failed at putting out the stock properly- I failed. And thank you for that.

    I have sought for the past two months for your approval and have given 150% of my own effort in effort to achieve that and yet I have failed. My every accomplishment- your daily pats on the back- was marred by you as night fell only to be exposed as a daily failure. And thank you for that.

    Apparently, Dollar General is seeking people beyond me- people who have capacities that exceed mine; who are able to be at two places at once, three times at once. Apparently I am expected to not only be a see-sayer, I am also supposed to be a perfectionist and a hard worker all at once- all in this little tiny store in Forest City.

    And to think- me giving proper service to the sirs and madams that come into this tiny little store in the middle of nowhere would be enough to prove myself capable of retail sales in this town- - to think I could come in and prove them all wrong- I have been a fool all this time while you whittled me on.

    And so on march the Connies and Eves in the endless storm to appease the mountain goddess that will not be appeased. And so I fall upon the rocks a fallen beast: broken and defeated and worthless. And thank you for that.

    Thank you for everything. Thank you for taking me in out of the cold and showing me exactly how worthless I am exactly in plain words. Thank you for putting me on a pedestal just to take me from it with shame. And thank you for egging me on while all the while proving to you that I am not good enough- Thank You.

    I came out of retirement and into the work field- I gave up my monthly disability payments to prove I was able in my own right. And off I went to prove I was capable only to be put back into my place among the broken- thank you for showing me what I truly am.

    These words have been cast upon the winds and none will remember but for the few. But I tried. I gave it everything I had and it wasn't enough.

    So thank you for that last chance-
     
  2. liberalminority

    liberalminority Well-Known Member

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    these employers like dollar general who pay minimum wage expect too much out of people and don't compensate them worth anything and belittle them etc....its better to get back on the dole than deal with their bs

    good move nice letter of resignation
     
  3. Herkdriver

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    Give a two week notice. On your last day tell your manager you appreciated the opportunity to work there. The less you say, the better. Don't burn bridges.
     
  4. Paris

    Paris Well-Known Member

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    Yea, keep it short. I feel for you, I really do, but there is no need for such a letter, especially if your boss is an ******** (which he probably knows already). Do what Herk said, give him a notice, stay cool, you will thank yourself later.
     
  5. Paris

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    Btw, my boss is a (*)(*)(*)(*)ing idiot, he really is. I have rarely met someone as moronic as himself, he should be fired on the spot. I am ashamed to be associated with such a dolt. So, like you, I'm quitting, too. Only next week, as it was planned, and without making waves.
     
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    Makedde New Member Past Donor

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    You don't want to cause any bad blood between the two of you. Keep it short and sweet. Don't allow your emotions to get into it, it might backfire.
     
  7. jmpet

    jmpet New Member

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    It is done.
     
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    steal as much as you can before you leave. Take only high value easily onsold items and on your last day take a dump in their restroom and miss the toilet .
     
  9. sec

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    good for you. I'm sure doing that gave you a moment of satisfaction.

    Here is what will occur. You will leave

    your hours will be taken over by mgmt until they hire another worker

    people will continue to shop at the store

    the new employee will also feel ill used as do most entry level job employees who do not have perspective of the environment.

    the store will remain, people will shop there, you will be forgotten

    that is the reality. But, you had a moment of good feeling thinking that maybe you would have some affect on the boss; you won't.
     
  10. ian

    ian New Member

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    Make sure you get your boss's home address so you can stalk him later.
     
  11. sec

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    what awesome advice

    in exchange for the posters labor he/she would receive an agreed upon compensation

    i did not see how either party didn't meet their obligation
     
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    Great move, especially in these tough economic times!

    ...is there a park in Forest City you can occupy?
     
  13. ian

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    Looks to me the OP has been treated like crap, regardless of the work contract involved the OP has every moral right to return the treatment. Simply hiring someone does not entitle management to belitlle and demean them.
     
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    lol had some of these days after leaving a few jobs, after awhile its easy to steal or cause trouble without anyone being able to prove it

    remember one job where an old friend broke the windows in their bathrooms and flipped out on every boss on his last day hahahah they couldn't prove he damaged anything it was epic!!! he knew where all the cameras were pointed that day

    some jobs actually bring it on themselves with how they treat their employees
     
  15. jmpet

    jmpet New Member

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    I am tired of being belittled on a daily basis. I called my boss' boss and asked for a transfer to another store- we'll see how that goes. He said he wanted to see the letter. Re-reading it, I still feel strongly about it. There are no screw yous in it- it's slightly poetic and it shows the crap I have been taking.
     
  16. catalinacat

    catalinacat Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Ok - that makes more sense - ask for a transfer before you quit. At least have a job lined up before you quit any job. I wouldn't broadcast the letter over the internet either.

    Now that loser Obama is extending unemployment again just to get re-elected, it makes it quite easy for people just to give up.
     
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    Good advice... Dollar General is already aware of their turn over record. Middle management probably has little say in the matter.
     
  18. liberalminority

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    theres nothing wrong with the letter depending on how he responds to it a lawsuit can be filed for a possible discrimination suit

    bosses can't belittle disabled employees go after him legally if he doesn't help you
     
  19. sec

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    A transfer might be a good idea. Being belittled is subjective. If the supervisor uses colorful metaphors or makes unfounded accusations at you, especially in front of others, then that is a terminable cause agaisnt the supervisor.

    I don't think anyone actually "finds themselves" working at Dollar General. It's a place to get minimum wage and kill a few hours. If you are looking for more, you're in the wrong place.

    Also, one of the hardest things to do is to try and see things through the eyes of others. if in fact your boss is abusive (different than just hurting your feelings) maybe it's due to his/her dealing with other employees who lollygag, don't come in on time, no call/no show etc etc. What happens, whether right or wrong is you just put all workers into the same container and treat them like little kids because they are unreliable. That means that if you are older, rushing out because xxx got hurt at school or your grandchild is in a play and you can't come in, puts you into that container.
     
  20. perdidochas

    perdidochas Well-Known Member

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    And punish your former coworkers, who will be forced to do the cleaning.
     
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    webrockk Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Biting one's nose off to spite their face is always a responsible path to travel.

    As an employer, I've received a number of self righteously indignant resignation letters from disgruntled employee's....to a man, they all called back a few months later contritely asking for a good recommendation if "so and so" called.

    "No problem" I say, and on the few occasions when a prospective employer called, I gave THEM a good recommendation.
     
  22. daisydotell

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    Good luck with your boss's boss.

    I have to agree with Herk, the least said in a situation is the least mended.
     

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