How many of you have wanted to tell your boss to "take this job and shove it!" Well, Sarah Childers, a nurse in Lakewood, Washington did it the sweetest way possible with the words "I quit" written in frosting atop a Walmart sheet cake. Childers chose to tell her employers at Western State Hospital that she would not be taking their dough anymore.
Childers said the delicious, if unorthodox, resignation notice is her way of giving her employers a piece of her mind, even as she gives them a piece of cake. The cake may have been sweet, but Childers said the seven months she spent working at the hospital left a "sour" taste in her mouth. She told a TV news channel, "It could do so much good, and it's just one of the worst places right now."
Childers said the pay is low, the hours are long and the hospital staff aren't given any training whatsoever. Hmmm.....Sounds like my job! She also went on to say that management spends too much time writing up employees' mistakes and handing out punishments. She told the TV station, "How do we control the population with such little staff and so many patients? You can't have individualized treatment that way."
So, how did the hospital respond to these allegations? Well, with an official statement that some might call sugar-coated, of course! A communications manager from the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services wrote: "This was quite likely the most unique 'letter' of resignation ever submitted to Western State Hospital. Meanwhile, we thank the 2,000 dedicated staff members who do come to work day and night because they find it both challenging and rewarding to help our patients on their journey to recovery." Yeah, but if you can't feed your family because of it, it's not so rewarding! I'm sure that's what Childers was going through and I totally get it!
One thing is definitely for sure! Childers is a contender for the prestigious title of "Person To Quit A Job In The Most Awesome Way Possible!" Some other contenders included Charlo Greene, who left her job as a TV newscaster in Anchorage, Alaska, by announcing on the air, "Fuck it, I quit!" Then there was Marina Shifrin, who quit her gig as an animator by making a video of herself doing an interpretive dance to Kanye West's "Gone." And then there was this guy, who quit his job at an insurance agency by dressing as a banana and hiring a mariachi band to perform in his office: