Sep. 14, 2012 at 10:09 AM ET
With the unemployment rate at 8.1 percent, most people don’t have the luxury of quitting their jobs at all, let alone in a dramatic fashion.
But we can sure dream about it.
A post this week on the dramatic ways that some people have said “I quit” prompted a lot of readers to confess that they, too, have made a dramatic exit from their workplace – in their imagination, anyway.
Many readers admitted that their fantasy quitting scenario involves winning the lottery.
“My dream has always been to win the lottery, take command of the company intercom and read aloud my (expletive) you list. Ahhh!” one reader wrote.
Other readers admitted that though they’d dreamed of a grand finale, instead they’d settled for a more mundane exit.
“I worked for a church; I should have told the priest that for Lent, I was giving up my job,” one reader wrote.
Instead, the reader submitted a regular letter of resignation.
Another reader was apparently saved from the temptation of quitting dramatically by our story.
“I’m glad I read this. I’m on the brink of telling my boss what a big idiot he is but going to get a better job first then tell him how I feel,” another wrote.
Many readers also told their real stories of actually quitting jobs dramatically, but plenty of others cautioned against burning bridges, no matter how tempting it may be.
“It's possible to leave without losing your professionalism and maturity by sinking to their level. Why give them more leverage?” one reader wrote.