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People Reveal What Caused Them To Quit Their Job On The Very First Day

Starting a new job can be really stressful. You don't know anyone, you might not be 100% clear on your duties, and it can just feel like everyone is waiting for you to mess up. Not every job starts out like this, but for some reason for every service industry job I've had, that description feels pretty spot on. It can take a while before you see the red flags in your job. You might be exploited for years before you realize, and that's the tea.

Here are some people who just knew day one, "This sh*t ain't for me."

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    Font - r/AskReddit u/redmambo_no6 • 7h 2 37 e 37 3 46 26 1 People who quit their jobs on the first day, what was your "I'm outta here" moment? 全 45.5k 12.8k ,↑, Share
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    It was Reddit user u/redmambo_no6 who asked people to share their "I'm outta here" moment. There has to be a moment for every time someone quit on the first day. Something must have gone down that just made them go, "Nope."


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    Font - 05CR • 5h 11 Awards Worked in a hotel for a day. No one told me where anything was. Got chewed out for it. Guests enjoying their meals told me to pay no mind/l was doing a good job and that my boss is a cunt. I told the manager that I was quitting and wouldn't be doing the next shift. I arrived the next day, returning a work uniform and my supervisor approached me and yelled at me for being late. I told her I already quit but if i was working, technically I was 5 hours early for my shift.
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    Why do people like to treat others so poorly on their first day? It can be so exhausting. It seems that in service industry jobs people just really like to assert their dominance on the first day. Grow up.


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    Font - existentialgoof • 7h It was a petrol station and the manager wanted me to work for free until I had learned their computer systems to what he deemed a satisfactory extent. I agreed to do it, because I needed a job, and he brought me in at 7am on my first day, however he was not present to go through the training with me, so I was just standing around kind of helping out on the forecourt but not really knowing what I should be doing. Not learning anything. After about an hour and a half wi
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    Font - unelune • 5h 1 Award I interviewed for a "professional marketing assistant" and got the job straight away. I was under the impression that I would be an assistant to the man I was interviewed by. When I showed up for my first day, the same waiting room I was in the previous day was FULL of people. I quickly learned that we were all hired, and that I would be a door to door salesperson selling some pretty useless shit. I spent my entire day inside a Starbucks applying for other jobs and we
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    Font - Ismygrayshowing · 6h 3 Awards I was hired at a chain restaurant to be a hostess. I was so excited because my last job was washing dishes and because of my eczema, I had to quit. It was too painful to do that job. So, I arrived at my new job dressed up to be a hostess and those mfers took me back to the kitchen to do dishes because the dishwasher just quit. I noped out of there real fast! G Reply 1 8.8k 3 ...
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    Font - Genocide_Fan • 6h 3 11 Awards I had a job for one day selling home security equipment door to door. The whole idea was basically to make it seem like you're doing them a service and then lock the customer into 5 year contracts. My supervisor and I were in this one home of a family that hardly some English. The father said they had been struggling with finances but my supervisor kept pushing it on them, and the customer seemed like he didn't fully understand what was going on. I couldn't i
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    Font - PoolMermaid · 6h S 1 Award Not me but I was training a new lifeguard. After our shift was mandatory staff training for our entire crew, where we practice rescues. Once she found out we actually had to practice and go in the water, she just...walked out. Not really sure what kind of job she thought she had signed up for. 6 Reply 4 12.0k 3 ...
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    Font - imagisnarf2 · 6h 2 Awards It was a waitress gig for a local restaurant. I finished my first day, then was told that training would continue for six weeks. While I was in training, all of the tips I got had to be given to my trainer. I was being paid less than $2 an hour. I called the next day and said it wasn't gonna work out. G Reply 1 5.1k 3 ...
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    Font - pocketradish • 7h 3 9 Awards I got a job at a Build A Bear knockoff at the end of a mall that wasn't very busy. My interview with the owners was interesting. They were an older couple who said that they had wanted to open a Chick Fil A, but you need about a million dollars to do that. My first day, one other girl was working, and she didn't really talk to me. I had basically no training and she disappeared into the back. I was standing at the register area, which was underneath a giant st
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    Font - yellowchaitea • 6h I was hired to be a waitress, which has a lower hourly wage due to tips. The entire shift they had me wash dishes in the sink, but paid me waitress wages. A few months later the restaurant was investigated for a number of fraud activity. G Reply 4 4.0k 3 ...
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    Font - Shutinneedout · 7h 3 1 Award My very first job was at a buffet restaurant that was popular with senior citizens and known for their desserts. I was asked to get another coconut cream pie from the back and as I was getting it out of the fridge, another employee bumped into me and I dropped it on the floor, pie side down. This employee's (someone who'd worked there for years) solution was to just scrape off all the whipped topping and replace it. I was horrified they served pie that had bee
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    Font - CutCornersNotWrists · 7h I was a cashier at this cafeteria for a large company in my town. The people that worked at the company would put there tips in a bucket and the people made a lot of money so there was like 10s and 20s. The manager of the cafe wouldn't let me have any of tips because she said that cashiers couldn't be trusted so she would ship the tip money to a church in El Paso. I immediately knew that this was a load of bullshit and I just never went back. It's also illegal (I

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    Font - tlr92 · 7h 3 1 Award My very first job was at a little drive in restaurant close to my high school. I showed up to work the first day, they lady said I had to pay her $50 for training. She showed me around the place and said that my pay would be $4.50/hour as a carhop(this was in 2010), and all the tips I made went into a bucket with all the other girls' tips. At the end of the night, she counted up tips, kept 20% for herself and split the rest up evenly among EVERY employee. Also, part o
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