Some Workers Have Weak Excuses for Quitting

May 11, 2012 ( – You would think with the weak economy, workers would be doing all they can to hang on to their jobs.

By Rebecca Moore | May 11, 2012
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However, a new survey shows some workers must not be too worried about the job market, because they had weak or weird excuses for quitting.  

A survey from OfficeTeam reveals the wackiest reasons job seekers have given for handing in their notice, including: 

  • "Someone left because her boss lost the dog she had given him." 
  • "Our employee said he was joining the circus."  
  • "One person left because she lost her cell phone too many times at work." 
  • "We had someone quit to participate in a reality show." 
  • "An employee said it was his routine to change jobs every six months." 
  • "A guy said he was making too much money and didn't feel he was worth it." 
  • "One person left because she didn't want to work so hard." 
  • "An individual said he was bored." 
  • "Someone quit because she was going to live off her trust fund." 
  • "An employee said work was getting in the way of having fun." 
  • "A person quit because informal dress was not allowed." 
  • "The worker told us he just couldn't get up in the morning."