I first suspected that it was time for me to call it quits on graduate school when I pulled into the parking garage at the University of Southern California one blazing hot day in August of 2009, parked my car, and began to weep. More
n last night’s episode of Survivor, two of the remaining players quit the game. The players, Kelly Shinn and NaOnka Mixon (pictured), are being widely scorned in the blogosphere. Since Survivor is a show about dealing with harsh circumstances, it’s usually expected that anyone who comes on the show knows what they will be dealing with: lack of food, harsh weather, and the like. As Reality Blurred’s Andy Dehnart points out, because of the way Survivor‘s contract is worded, Kelly and NaOnka will still be given spots on the show’s jury (the group of finalists who vote for the ultimate winner) despite quitting, and they will still get to to stay at a luxury hotel along with the other recently-voted-off candidates. There have been other Survivor contestants who have quit on previous seasons to face similar scorn and disdain, with a notable exception being Jenna Morasca, who returned for an all-stars season only to leave when her mother’s cancer took a turn for the worse. (Jenna, who had won her season of Survivor, got home just in time to be with her mother when she passed away.) More
I think this is the official cultural saturation point, yes? [Via The Awl]
For months, maybe even years, you’ve complained about your job. You’re underappreciated, overworked, no one respects your opinions, and between your cretin coworkers and your Neanderthal boss, you’re not exactly sure why you should even have to pay back your … More
I’m going to sound like your mother for saying this, but you probably shouldn’t quit your job in a blaze of glory. Blazes of glory don’t buy you groceries two weeks later when radio programs have stopped wanting to have … More
Yesterday, it seemed like the entire internet had unified around the story of “Jenny,” an assistant who decided to quit her job by writing a series of messages on a white board and then sending the photo essay to all … More
Recently, a girl quit her job via a white board and photographed the whole thing. This got us thinking about the other creative ways people have said “I quit”. Don’t just leave your job, leave your job in style.
Kyle MacLachlan says he’s planning to leave “Desperate Housewives” because the commute from home (New York) to Wisteria Lane (L.A.) is too much for him, now that he’s a family man. He and his wife, Desiree Gruber, and their baby … More