Everyone applauded the employee for standing up against mistreatment and expressed respect for her decision.
Securing employment can be challenging, and once employed, it necessitates considerable effort and patience to maintain the position. However, certain unforeseen situations can arise, compelling employees to make difficult choices that prioritize their self-respect over financial compensation. Reddit user u/circesporkroast shared a story that summarised how their former employer at a cafe was pointlessly rude to everyone and kept yelling at the workers for no reason. Until one day, a new recruit responded in an appropriate way to the boss' toxic behavior.
The title of the post read: "A girl quit on her first day of training at my last job and I salute her." They started the post by describing the kind of treatment they got from their boss while working at the particular cafe.
"I worked at a cafe with a boss who treated us all like thieves and slackers and yelled at us about everything. I was warned when I started working there not to take it personally when he yells at me, he’s just like that with everyone," the Reddit user wrote. "This new girl started working and showed up for her first day of training. What does the boss do? He yells at her for no reason, of course. So, she quit on the spot and never came back."
We can understand why they wanted to salute the girl who quit on the first day of her job after getting mistreated for absolutely nothing. "The boss was flabbergasted. I left about a month later and a lot of other coworkers quit before then too. No idea how that place stays open with the turnaround they have there but I have so much respect for that girl who just left. Didn’t stand for mistreatment even for a second. Hope she’s doing well," the post concluded.
Fellow Reddit users lauded the new recruit for standing up against verbally abusive bosses and drawing her boundaries. Some people even shared their experiences of working with rude and misbehaving co-workers and bosses. u/HypnoticCat wrote: "A lot of job hopping going on in the market right now; not that I blame anyone, because of this. A lot of managers, bosses, and owners simply cannot adapt to the labor market and the fact that you actually have to treat people like humans or else you’ll be back to square one with no employees."
u/BotherValuable5327 commented: "That lady's courage to stand up for herself in the face of unjust treatment is commendable. It's a reminder that no job or any situation is worth compromising our self-respect and peace of mind. It's unfortunate that your former boss didn't understand the importance of maintaining a healthy work environment."
The girl might have done the right thing for herself by holding up her strong principles but there are times when people have to survive in poor working conditions with abusive bosses just because they do not have an option to quit their jobs and sustain themselves in any other way. According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's reports, more than 24 million American employees left their jobs between April and September of 2021 due to experiencing toxic work culture.