People showed their support for a Gen Z woman who decided to quit her job at the brink of tears only to get a pathetic response from her employer.
Quitting a job can be a tricky process. If a job is sucking your soul out despite the pay being good enough, then it is better to leave before it takes a toll on your mental health. @potato_munchkin420 on TikTok recently went viral, with one of her videos hitting over 9 million views, where she filmed herself quitting her job. In the 10-second video, the woman can be seen on the brink of tearing up before she reveals her decision to a person off camera who is possibly her employer.
When the young woman walked up to her senior, who was apparently 64 years old, according to her video's caption, the employer did not have a great reaction to the news. "I am sorry, I quit. I am done," the 24-year-old says while filming herself. "Well, that's not very mature," someone responds to her off-camera. The young woman immediately hits back at the other woman by saying, "They are not very mature," either.
The employer or senior, who is 40 years older than her, had no ounce of empathy or concern and it seems in the brief footage that she did not bother enquiring the young woman about anything being wrong. The TikTok crowd supported her actions and some even demanded to elaborate the story in her comment section. @anjukurada wrote, "When I quit my job of 9 years after relentless bullying from upper management, they laughed when I picked up my final check. 5 years later, they have the nerve to ask me to come back and work with them again."
@shayshay_renee noted, "I can tell by her response that you made the right decision." To this comment, the video creator responded that before she started filming herself, the "employer came up to her, freaked out and it was so outta pocket." @jersey_rodriguez666 commented, "Emotional and psychological abuse doesn't only exist in our personal lives. It also exists in our professional lives. Good for you for choosing you." @lahumaralos quipped, "As a boss if someone came to me crying and saying they quit, I'd want to at least offer a hug and wish them the best."
Once she quit her job, she made a follow-up video to brief her audience about what exactly went down. She shared a screenshot of a single text message that read, "Just a reminder that you may not cash your cheque until Friday and I will need my key back before then or I'll issue a stop payment." @dogtraininglady advised in the comments: "I feel like you should get a labor law attorney, they often operate on contingency because there's probably more illegal stuff."
@carmenbalbuena75 supported her and wrote, "It's ok to just lay around you need time to gather your strength. I'm really sorry you're going through this, things will get better." In a third video, the woman appeared with an under-eye mask on and revealed how she was depressed for four days and sat in her bed doing nothing to collect herself. Also, she added that she is taking time for herself and is about to shower for the first time in four days.
Also, she made a fourth and a fifth video sarcastically responding to hate comments, accusing her of "being lazy," "riding someone else's financial coattails" and not "manning up." According to a report from Fortune, in the U.S. alone, a record 47.8 million people quit their jobs in search of "greener pastures." Gen Z workers between 18 and 26 make up about 35% of those wanting to quit, while millennials (aged 27 to 42) make up another 31%.