AFTER handing in her resignation, a working mother was thrilled to make the switch to full-time childcare for her son.
But she was outraged when her boss hit back at the notice with an insensitive comment that infuriated her.
Soon-to-be stay-at-home mom Rachel, 27, doesn’t use her last name on social media, where she posted a video shortly after filing her resignation.
On TikTok, Rachel posted a video that ended up having over 5.6 million views and asked if anyone was ever in the same situation she was in.
Rachel began to explain the situation. “I just handed in my two-week notice with work, and my boss…” she trailed off.
Laughing and sighing, Rachel started again and explained the bizarre situation. She wrote a resignation letter with two weeks’ notice, expressing her intention to leave the company to focus on caring for her child.
After she sent the resignation letter to her manager, the manager asked Rachel to talk about it.
Rachel recalled the disturbing phrase her boss used in response to the announcement.
“‘It’s not like you’re quitting because of a job or anything, so you don’t actually have a hard stop date,'” Rachel said, reportedly quoting her manager.
Rachel sounded frustrated and wondered why her manager didn’t seem to understand that she was leaving.
“I’m submitting my two-week notice period,” she said. “Two weeks from today is my hard stop date.”
In a follow-up video and comments, Rachel told curious viewers what happened next, even saying she understood her boss’ attitude.
“I love her as a person and as a boss,” Rachel clarified. “She’s a wonderful manager and she takes care of me.”
But her reluctance to let Rachel go was for a reasonable reason. “I have a lot of responsibilities that will all fall on her when I leave,” Rachel explained.
She said she spoke to her manager and HR to find a suitable compromise.
The company has maintained a positive working relationship with Rachel and she was glad to hear it.
While Rachel said the company was not offering more money to try and keep her in a full-time position, they presented the ideas for contract or part-time positions.
Rachel said those options might be something that could work with her family’s lifestyle, but she’s still debating it.
As her son gets older and more active, it’s just too difficult to keep a full-time job.
“I work full-time from home with my kid,” she explained. “He’s almost twelve months old.”
“He can climb on the back of the couch. I found it on the kitchen table last week,” Rachel shared.
“It’s not exactly a conducive environment for a corporate nine-to-five.”
Other parents have spoken out in the comments – and other workers who have been in similar positions.
“A contract is a good option if it fits your lifestyle,” one person suggested.
Another warned Rachel before signing up as a contractor.
“Counselors here. If you sign a contract, make sure you negotiate higher pay,” they advised, as their benefits and tax situations would be very different.
“My mom regretted becoming a full-time housewife for many reasons,” shared one viewer. “If you can keep working on your terms I think it’s a win/win! Much luck!”
The overwhelming message from the commenters was to do what suited Rachel’s needs and those of her son.
“My son is like that,” regretted another mother. “It’s going to get wilder, just hold on.”
“Jobs come and go,” wrote one commenter. “Your family needs you now.”
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