>America doesn't normally love a quitter...unless they do it in style.
People have been buzzing over the epic departure of JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater, who quit his job in a dramatic fashion often reserved for movies and daydreams; just after his flight landed in New York City, he unleashed an expletive-laden tirade over the plane's public address system. He then deployed the inflatable emergency-exit ramp and left for his home in Queens (where he was promptly arrested—oh well).
Slater isn't the only disgruntled employee to quit with aplomb this week. TheChive.com tells the story of Jenny, an aspiring broker who quit her job through 33 whiteboard messages to her coworkers, distributed via email to her office, lambasting her boss (and revealing his penchant for FarmVille). The entire series of images—accompanied by Jenny's quirky facial expressions—are certainly worth viewing. UPDATE: This quitting story has been revealed to be a fake. Fine. Still worth clicking on, if only as a model for how to leave a job in style.
With economic recovery still stalled, quitting any job requires some serious intestinal fortitude, But the sheer audacity of Slater and Jenny's departures from their jobs might serve as a shining example for those tired of being abused or misused in the workplace. However, simply swearing your way out of the office lacks a certain je ne sais quoi. With the "I Quit" scene a pop culture favorite , here's a general guide to quitting in style.