The worker decides to quit the job the same day she started work

A woman on TikTok says she decided to quit her job the same day she started because her expectations didn’t match those of her new employer.

User Lysha (@lysha_lysha0722) posted a six-second TikTok on Tuesday revealing her new employment status. In the video, she shows her employee ID card and says, “I started a new job today… and I’m quitting.”


I’m over it 😂

♬ Original sound – Lysha

As of Wednesday, the video went semi-viral with about 16,000 views and viewers asking Lysha for a storytime. On Wednesday afternoon, she complied and posted another video declaring her resignation.

In the update, Lysha explains that she was hired by a staffing company to work for an insurance company. She told the recruiter that she would like to work remotely rather than in an office, but they matched her with a job that’s a hybrid role. The role required Lysha to work at the company’s office two days a week and at home the other three days, she says.

@lysha_lysha0722 I’m replying to @jwhiz484 why I quit this damn job. #iquit #quitting #imleavin ♬ Original sound – Lysha

“It’s not exactly what I wanted, but I was like, fuck it, I’m not going to be picky,” Lysha says in her video.

She said she decided to take the job because she figured it would be two or three weeks in the office before she could work from home. When she started, the company told her she couldn’t work from home for three months. She says the schedule “doesn’t work automatically” for her.

The job would have made her $17.86, which was “eh,” but was enough for Lysha because she lives in Ohio, she says. But the tasks she had to perform earned higher pay than $17.86. She says she should have “just” gotten $24 an hour.

On her first day, Lysha says, she didn’t receive any training. She says she immediately got to work on data entry. Another “red flag” was that the workforce was having a meeting and Lysha overheard managers saying that as she hired more temps like her, the company would be able to give regular employees more paid time off.

“So that means they literally made us do all this damn work for them real quick,” says Lysha. “Mind you, the work is bloody hard.”

She says that although she wanted to quit when she posted her first TikTok about the job, she decided to return to the job the next day. When she arrived at the office, another employee skipped saying “good morning” or “how are you” and instead exclaimed in surprise, “Wow! You came back?”

Five people, including her manager, told Lysha how surprised they were that she came back, she says. At lunchtime, “she was out” and resigned on the spot.

In the comments section, viewers supported Lysha for leaving the toxic environment.

“And they wonder what’s driving the great resignation,” wrote one viewer.

“You gotta go like yesterday lol,” said another.

The Daily Dot reached out to the creator via a TikTok comment.


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*Initial publication: September 21, 2022 at 4:47 p.m. CDT

Cecilia Lenzen

Cecilia Lenzen is a freelance reporter for the Daily Dot.

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