Is there a more dramatic way to leave your job than by swearing and quitting live on national television?
There’s perhaps no more dramatic – or bridge-burning – way to leave your job than by swearing and quitting live on national television.
Earlier this week, Alaskan journalist Charlo Greene quit her job in precisely this sensational, career-ending fashion.
The TV reporter left her job in order to make a stand for the legalisation of medical marijuana.
After delivering a news piece about a medical marijuana club, she told viewers: “I – the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club – will be dedicating all of my energy for fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalising marijuana here in Alaska. And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but… f**k it, I quit.”
The camera quickly turned to a stunned colleague, who apologised and told viewers: “All right we apologise for that… we’ll be right back.”
Her employer later apologised on Twitter, posting: “Viewers, we sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter on the air tonight. The employee has been terminated.”
While Greene’s reporting career may have gone up in smoke, her parting words have since gone viral, which will help raise the issue of medical marijuana legalisation, which Alaskans will vote on in November.
Have you ever had an employee quit their job in spectacular fashion?