We all heard about the JetBlue flight attendant who quit his job and then got arrested. Then you also may have heard about the girl who used a white board and some cheeky facial expressions to make her point, which included outing her boss’ Facebook Farmville addiction. Ouch. It gets better. These four, great, “I quit” moments are all from TV shows that are well known. I leave you with this, enjoy!
I love a good quitting story. It makes me feel like I have control over my own life. Gives me hope! – Oscar, The Office.
30 Rock: Kenneth Ellen Parcell has spent four seasons of 30 Rock being the perfect TV page, but the one time he tries to screw up on purpose, so he won’t be promoted and forced to move to Los Angeles, he insults a bunch of high-ranking officials and gets fired by Pete. When Kenneth shows up at Grizz’s wedding reception that night, the speech he gives technically isn’t a quitting speech, but it’s so memorable it may as well have been.
Entourage: Ari tried to control his job departure, however his employers got wind of it, forcing him to have his own special Jerry McGuire moment before leaving the office. Remember that one?
The Office: For Toby, the only escape from the awkwardness that resulted in briefly groping Pam’s knee was to quit, announce a move to Costa Rica and then bolt from the building and hop a fence to put as much distance between himself and the awkwardness as possible. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find the video of this gloriously sad moment, so we’ll have to do with Michael giving Toby a proper send-off by singing him a song.
Seinfeld: In the video below, George says what many people wish they had the guts to tell their boss. Then he tries to un-quit by showing up at work and pretending like it never happened.
Do you know of anymore I am forgetting?