There are moments in everyone’s working lives when management goes too far and everyone knows it. These are the kinds of moments when you look across the room at your coworker and you immediately question if they are thinking what you’re thinking. Perhaps there is a clear look in their eyes or perhaps there is a slight nod, the kind of exchange that signifies, “Are we doing this? Yes, yes we are.”
What happens next is the kind of solidarity among employees people only dream of… if only the circumstances were less bleak. When an entire team quits on their employer, regardless of the industry, you might consider that a wake-up call for the big boss but even that is generous. A wake-up call is close to the last minute but still often gives someone a chance to course-correct. When your entire team quits on you, that’s not a wake-up call. That’s simply too little, too late. There probably was a real wake-up call beforehand, a warning sign that the person in charge should have taken seriously. But their tunnel vision and ego kept them from hearing their employees out, and so the rest is history.
Keep scrolling below for this collection of toxic work stories when everyone quit on the spot, compiled from this r/AskReddit thread. When you’re finished, feel free to check out this list of folks who walked out on the first date.