We asked Cracked readers on Facebook, “What was the final straw before you quit your job?” The answers were, understandably, bleak examples of exploitative workforces. Here are 17 very understandable responses to ridiculous work situations. 

TELL US NOW. Tamao K. shares, I had a job in sales where I was the top earner. I came in an hour before work to prep for the day and stayed an hour after work to do research. I asked my boss for the smallest of raises, and I was told that I needed to come in earlier than usual and stay later than usual. I was mad that my boss never noticed my ethic and left for a better paying job with less hours. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Rachel L. shares, I went to my boss at a diner where I worked as a waitress. I told him privately that I had been diagnosed with a rare brain tumor and required immediate surgery. His response: You're being very unfair to US, providing absolutely no notice. My reply: Oh, I am so very sorry- I thought telling you I had a brain tumor would have been enough 'notice' for you. Then I walked out. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Chad F. says, Working my dream job and was at the company for longer than I'd ever stayed at one company. Owner was having a temper tantrum about something that I had nothing to do with; but I was in his vicinity, so he spit on me. I gathered my stuff and left before I could beat him to a pulp. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Brad H. tells US, I came in 2 minutes late and worked an 8 hour shift without a break. Then we were busy and the boss asked me to stay until it slowed down which was another 4 hours. So after a 12 hour shift I got written up for being two minutes late after staying to help another 4 hours. CRACKED.COM

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TELL US NOW. AC is x M+ O MU G A v Will H. shares, I got an email from HR saying I was overpaid by $20 and that it would be deducted from my next paycheck. So I spent a whole 8 hour shift auditing my unclaimed overtime and allowances, only to send them a bill for $1000 and my resignation. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Bethany N. says, They said my baby was becoming a distraction after coming back from maternity leave and I needed to choose either work or taking care of my newborn. Guess who won. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Kenn P. says, Being 'transferred' to a new department I have no experience with and without being consulted. All so the director's pet (and former coworker from another job) could have my position. Nepotism is a terrible thing. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Jennifer W. says, I was denied a promotion I rightly deserved, and a different one I was a decent candidate for, because I had missed too many days. My mom was dying. I took a few days off to be with her and my family. She recovered and is doing well now. And I got a much better job. I love my job now! CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Allie C. says, The owner standing over me for like the third time in a week asking me if I had accepted Jesus Christ as my lord and personal savior. I don't deny anyone their religion, but that made me so uncomfortable. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Jon H. says, I worked at a restaurant...I started to get sick while on shift and was starting to throw up and my boss refused to let me leave. After he sat me another table I noped right out of there and never came back CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Jacqueline B. says, Every paycheck, they would come up with an excuse not to pay me for . After a few months, I told my manager straight up, if my next paycheck is short, I'm walking out. It was, and I did. I was the number 3 in sales in CA. 2 months later I got a check in the mail for almost $3K of back pay they owed me. Should've paid me when I was there. I might have stayed. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Heather K. says, I was denied a promotion I absolutely deserved (and many of my coworkers agreed) because I was 25 and deemed ttoo green.' This was in retail grocery. The woman hired was in her 50s but had zero retail experience. She lasted a few months. I went back to my hometown, made more money, and was much happier. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Dara K. quit a job when one of my students accidentally set another child on fire while burning paper in his desk. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Christopher S. tells US, I had been working for over three years at one place as a graphic designer. Little by little, 'perks' like free coffee and holiday bonuses were being taken away. Finally, the company announced an 'Employee Appreciation Day'to reward our hard work and dedication... except the memo about the day gave US permission to have a potluck at our own expense, outside of business hours... which is basically the company telling US, 'Hey, why don't you guys have a party sometime? CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. John L. quit a job when they let a manager work knowing he has tested positive for COVID. Ended up giving it to four people. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Amye G. says, Shortly after undergrad, my supervisor at a temp job asked me to change my top twice because of my breast size. I did it once even though I wasn't showing cleavage. I was definitely office appropriate. I didn't feel like dealing with her body issues. Nope. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. Andy C. says, I was working in HR for a smallish tech company. They decided that not one out of 7k employees did well enough to get an annual bonus except the executives even though it was a normal-to-good sales year. When people rightly complained, they changed the standards for the bonus and published a memo and back dated it prior to the bonus period. Quit right after that. CRACKED.COM
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