Therapist quits job after being denied zoom option for meeting

Time is money. If anyone knows, it’s a TikToker named Kenzie (@kenzdoestherapy).

She’s a therapist who shared in a viral video that she quit her job after her workplace refused to offer a remote option for a meeting. The Daily Dot reached out to Kenzie via TikTok comment.

“Yeah, I don’t know who needs to hear this today, but fuck this job,” she began in her video, posted Jan. 1. I will dive.”

@kenzdoestherapy Tell them Aunt Kenzie gave you the day off. #leftist #leftisttok #capitalism #lgbtq🏳️‍🌈 #mentalhealth #depressiontok #advocate #antiwork #antiworktiktok ♬ Original sound – kenzie

She explained that she had some meeting scheduling conflicts with her previous employer. “By the way, I can be reached from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. I have children; I am a single mother. I have to take her to school,” she said.

The meeting was an hour away, which says it would cost $20 in gas just to attend. And since she had to drive her kids to school, she would only make about 30 minutes from that meeting, which works out to a meager $8 salary.

Also, she would miss the billable time with her client. “I will not pay to go to a meeting,” she said.

Zoom would have helped as it allows employees to attend meetings from virtually anywhere. But when Kenzie asked her about a zoom option, her company said no.

In response, Kenzie quit. “I say cool, here’s my resignation,” she recalled, holding out her palm.

As a therapist, she gave her 2 cents on why it’s important to always put yourself first.

“People act like I just have the nerve to quit a damn job, but I’m going to do it because they don’t care about me,” she explained, adding, “They don’t care about you. They don’t give a shit about profits.”

She ended her post by giving viewers permission to stand up for themselves. “Aunt Kenzie says it’s okay,” she said. “Fuck this job. Screw your job, little girl.”

In the comments, viewers applauded Kenzie for standing up for herself and knowing her worth. “Needed this today thanks,” wrote one.

“The girls who get it, get it. Thanks for normalizing this,” commented a second. “I tell my friends and they look at me in horror.”

“Gen Z will change the world,” commented a third. “I like to treat a job exactly how it treats me,” wrote a fourth.

Many people expressed in the comments that they have no problem leaving a job that no longer serves them. “When I dive, I dive, we dive,” shared one user.

“I have enough qualifications to change careers at short notice,” seconded another.

However, some believe that you shouldn’t quit a job without a backup. “I agree with you, but don’t do it unless you already have another job or the means to do it,” wrote one user. “No one is responsible for taking care of you as an adult.”

Another person agreed: “Great if you have support, but not an option for everyone. I am a single mom of a toddler and just got out of homelessness. His stability comes first,” commented one mother.

A third argued that quitting shouldn’t always be the first option. “I’m just saying that I can’t attend the meeting and ask my manager to inform me at our 1:1. Quitting spontaneously isn’t always the solution,” wrote this user with a heart emoji.


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*Initial publication: March 8, 2023 1:23 pm CST

Sarah Kester

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