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147. another post I wish I could nominate
I posted something very similar not too long ago

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  -Well I quit my job today TwixVoy  Apr-01-09 04:32 PM   #0 
  - Best of luck to you. I've found your insights fascinating.  ogneopasno   Apr-01-09 04:34 PM   # 
  - I'd be very happy to see a 3.5% raise  slackmaster   Apr-01-09 04:34 PM   #1 
  - Yeah, me too. I work for a local government and we're all foregoing raises  ChimpersMcSmirkers   Apr-01-09 06:49 PM   #53 
  - You actually just opened a door...  RiverStone   Apr-02-09 06:59 AM   #118 
  - Hah!  Lucky Luciano   Apr-01-09 08:32 PM   #68 
  - To be honest  Horse with no Name   Apr-01-09 04:34 PM   #2 
  - This shit has beeng going on LONG before this "recession" started  TwixVoy   Apr-01-09 04:35 PM   #3 
  - Exactly  NikolaC   Apr-02-09 05:24 AM   #107 
  - I remember one of my bosses once telling me that they were REQUIRED to have SOMETHING  BrklynLiberal   Apr-02-09 08:06 AM   #131 
  - Same thing here  POR   Apr-02-09 10:15 AM   #142 
     - Yep. i remember tha t "normal bell curve" that everyone had to fall into.  BrklynLiberal   Apr-02-09 11:23 AM   #154 
  - When I worked retail in the eighties and early nineties, the best raise I ever recieved was  1monster   Apr-02-09 03:55 PM   #168 
  - I think he quit to save his soul  tavalon   Apr-01-09 06:42 PM   #51 
  - Good luck. That was a brave thing to do given our current economic situation  WI_DEM   Apr-01-09 04:36 PM   #4 
  - You're a remarkable human being.............  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-01-09 04:36 PM   #5 
  - Not to second-guess the OP's decision, but there's a flip side, too.  MercutioATC   Apr-01-09 04:43 PM   #10 
  - That's true,  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-01-09 04:46 PM   #16 
  - Agreed. Sometimes, making a stand is the only moral option.  MercutioATC   Apr-01-09 04:48 PM   #18 
     - I don't know about that .......  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-01-09 04:52 PM   #20 
        - That's why I put them in quotes.  MercutioATC   Apr-01-09 04:58 PM   #27 
  - True and that what makes it a tough decision.  MindPilot   Apr-01-09 04:59 PM   #28 
  - The employees might quit too, out of loyalty to the OP.  Deja Q   Apr-02-09 05:45 PM   #170 
  - I have to agree, TLB. Best of luck and life to you, Twix. And, please,  Subdivisions   Apr-01-09 04:55 PM   #24 
  - I have been there, you did the right thing.  rwheeler31   Apr-01-09 04:38 PM   #6 
  - Good luck. That took a lot of guts and honesty.  anigbrowl   Apr-01-09 04:40 PM   #7 
  - I understand your frustration and need to cleanse yourself of corporate control. . .  Journeyman   Apr-01-09 04:40 PM   #8 
  - Sometimes ya just gotta take a stand.  Stinky The Clown   Apr-01-09 04:43 PM   #9 
  - Congratulations on making a terribly hard decision.  lpbk2713   Apr-01-09 04:43 PM   #11 
  - I hear ya man.  newscott   Apr-01-09 04:43 PM   #12 
  - Even a beginning laborer gets more from me.  panader0   Apr-01-09 04:43 PM   #13 
  - The CEO probably makes more during lunch than the front-line  Norquist Nemesis   Apr-02-09 01:15 AM   #98 
  - Whatcha complaining about. There is still as yet no law saying that  truedelphi   Apr-01-09 04:43 PM   #14 
  - I fear you speak truth. nt  tbyg52   Apr-01-09 05:54 PM   #44 
  - Your post brings back so many memories for me.  AndyA   Apr-01-09 04:44 PM   #15 
  - I'm losing mine tommorrow  gizmo1979   Apr-01-09 04:47 PM   #17 
  - Good luck, honey ....  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-01-09 04:53 PM   #22 
     - Thanks  gizmo1979   Apr-02-09 06:38 PM   #171 
  - That took shit loads of integrity to yourself and beliefs...  MajPayne2   Apr-01-09 04:48 PM   #19 
  - I wish you the best TwixVoy  Blue Diadem   Apr-01-09 04:53 PM   #21 
  - You did the right and courageous thing. You will not regret it. Life  Raven   Apr-01-09 04:54 PM   #23 
  - I wish you all the best. I quit a job many years ago out of disgust  PA Democrat   Apr-01-09 04:56 PM   #25 
  - This crap has been going on a long time.. it was happening when I was at Kroger in the late 80's  ddeclue   Apr-01-09 04:56 PM   #26 
  - doesnt krogers have a union?  iamthebandfanman   Apr-01-09 08:00 PM   #62 
     - yeah but it seemed pretty toothless  ddeclue   Apr-02-09 12:09 AM   #88 
  - I worked at JCPenney's in the '90s as a visual associate -- my first eye-opening  pacalo   Apr-01-09 05:00 PM   #29 
  - Good for you  MissDeeds   Apr-01-09 05:01 PM   #30 
  - so- is it or isn't it target?  dysfunctional press   Apr-01-09 05:01 PM   #31 
  - that was a gutsy thing to do  barbtries   Apr-01-09 05:01 PM   #32 
  - I am sure that these conditions meet with the full approval of the people  HysteryDiagnosis   Apr-01-09 05:02 PM   #33 
  - The other managers, republican no doubt. The GOP  Fire1   Apr-01-09 05:03 PM   #34 
  - you know the guy from AIG? The one who resigned????  Raine1967   Apr-01-09 05:03 PM   #35 
  - It's not just retail  sui generis   Apr-01-09 05:03 PM   #36 
  - My boss is that way, too--  KatyaR   Apr-01-09 06:37 PM   #49 
  - Good for You!  MindPilot   Apr-01-09 05:04 PM   #37 
  - My company laid-off a bunch of people yesterday - a manager with  Crabby Appleton   Apr-01-09 05:05 PM   #38 
  - i'd rather live under a bridge than work retail management.  KG   Apr-01-09 05:08 PM   #39 
  - You have a conscience. eom  bluesmail   Apr-01-09 05:09 PM   #40 
  - Wow....  Dorian Gray   Apr-01-09 05:11 PM   #41 
  - Millions for the execs, pennies for the workers.  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Apr-01-09 05:25 PM   #42 
  - I suspect the "401K-ing" of retirement packages has a hand in the whole situation...  JHB   Apr-02-09 07:03 AM   #119 
  - Any raise that doesn't meet a COLA is shit. It's NOT a raise.  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Apr-01-09 05:37 PM   #43 
  - Good for you, and good luck.  Berry Cool   Apr-01-09 06:21 PM   #45 
  - I wish you well.  peacefreak   Apr-01-09 06:28 PM   #46 
  - My dear dear TwixVoy...I am so happy you made that decision.  dixiegrrrrl   Apr-01-09 06:35 PM   #47 
  - I learned it does not matter how hard you work...  and-justice-for-all   Apr-01-09 06:35 PM   #48 
  - This country needs a LIVING WAGE law.  New Dawn   Apr-01-09 06:38 PM   #50 
  - "I walked out of two jobs in my life, and I been broke, but I ain't never been sorry."  Sal Minella   Apr-01-09 06:44 PM   #52 
  - "Ya see that road, kid?"  Mopar151   Apr-01-09 07:13 PM   #58 
     - Good advice sticks with us, looks like -- we were lucky.  Sal Minella   Apr-01-09 09:43 PM   #77 
     - damn, I wish I'd heard that 25 years ago  nilram   Apr-02-09 12:48 AM   #92 
  - I got my usual..  sendero   Apr-01-09 06:50 PM   #54 
  - My best to you ...  Myrina   Apr-01-09 06:53 PM   #55 
  - I commend you for your courage and integrity, TwixVoy. And I hope good things  bertman   Apr-01-09 06:55 PM   #56 
  - I walked out of a job more than thirty years ago over very similar issues..  Fumesucker   Apr-01-09 07:03 PM   #57 
  - Good for you. Congratulations on a difficult move.  Catshrink   Apr-01-09 07:19 PM   #59 
  - Good for you. Welcome to class Warfare.  sarcasmo   Apr-01-09 07:25 PM   #60 
  - Leaving a job in respect of ethics is quite liberating.  Grinchie   Apr-01-09 07:31 PM   #61 
  - another post I wish I could nominate  NMDemDist2   Apr-02-09 10:41 AM   #147 
  - Good luck out there.  juno jones   Apr-01-09 08:05 PM   #63 
  - I hope you find something soon. My husband gave up the  Fire1   Apr-01-09 08:13 PM   #64 
  - good for you  varelse   Apr-01-09 08:17 PM   #65 
  - The most expensive thing in life is integrity.  Waiting For Everyman   Apr-01-09 08:28 PM   #66 
  - Excellent post. I think that should become a cliche: The most expensive thing in life is integrity.  sinkingfeeling   Apr-02-09 09:10 AM   #136 
  - Capitalism is harsh...  WestSeattle2   Apr-01-09 08:28 PM   #67 
  - Our friend works at Woodinville Costco  Missy Vixen   Apr-02-09 12:21 AM   #89 
     - Golden Rule Capitalism...  WestSeattle2   Apr-02-09 09:17 AM   #137 
  - Good for you Twix  GiveMeFreedom   Apr-01-09 08:48 PM   #69 
  - Congrats ! Like you my wife works with the Public  SlingBlade   Apr-01-09 08:53 PM   #70 
  - Now you know where the $30 penalty goes  Wednesdays   Apr-01-09 10:10 PM   #79 
     - Don't you love the banks' overdrawn checks scheme?  CubicleGuy   Apr-01-09 11:07 PM   #84 
  - Good luck  high density   Apr-01-09 09:04 PM   #71 
  - Strength and Honor. Blessings.  WheelWalker   Apr-01-09 09:10 PM   #72 
  - Here's what our raises have looked like the past three years:  smoogatz   Apr-01-09 09:12 PM   #73 
  - A big K and R  femrap   Apr-01-09 09:18 PM   #74 
  - "I truly believe we are living The Decline of the American Empire. "  raccoon   Apr-02-09 07:56 AM   #125 
     - Since January of 1980, to be precise. n/t  Occulus   Apr-02-09 11:24 AM   #155 
     - I think it started w/ Raygun....  femrap   Apr-02-09 01:03 PM   #164 
  - An honest man/woman . . .!!!  defendandprotect   Apr-01-09 09:19 PM   #75 
  - I was once management. Once. I was also told that I was too generous  XOKCowboy   Apr-01-09 09:35 PM   #76 
  - Retail is absolute hell.  rosesaylavee   Apr-01-09 09:59 PM   #78 
  - Twixvoy God speed to you.  mackerel   Apr-01-09 10:14 PM   #80 
  - Now that you are not going to be their employee why don't you write  Maraya1969   Apr-01-09 10:28 PM   #81 
  - Best of luck TwixVoy! Freedom is grand isn't it!  lonestarnot   Apr-01-09 10:46 PM   #82 
  - what company were you working for ?  JI7   Apr-01-09 10:49 PM   #83 
  - May you spend your life doing something you love.  roody   Apr-01-09 11:30 PM   #85 
  - How about starting a water catchment system business?  roody   Apr-01-09 11:34 PM   #86 
  - I wish I had that option . . . I just need a job, any job!  DollyM   Apr-02-09 12:06 AM   #87 
  - I hear you.  diamidue   Apr-02-09 01:06 AM   #95 
  - unemployment is at 12 percent here . . .  DollyM   Apr-02-09 10:19 AM   #144 
  - me too.  mnmoderatedem   Apr-02-09 11:35 AM   #156 
     - just a question . . .  DollyM   Apr-03-09 06:02 PM   #173 
  - TwixVoy, I hope you find something you love doing  Missy Vixen   Apr-02-09 12:22 AM   #90 
  - We must work for the same company....  guruoo   Apr-02-09 12:28 AM   #91 
  - Well I was hoping this was just an April Fools joke but I did not see a punch line anywhere  sce56   Apr-02-09 12:56 AM   #93 
  - Double lucky Rec #77  Iwillnevergiveup   Apr-02-09 01:04 AM   #94 
  - If only there were more people with character like yours. K&R  20score   Apr-02-09 01:09 AM   #96 
  - The Ghost of Tom Joad lives  rufus dog   Apr-02-09 01:12 AM   #97 
  - after all is said and done  HCE SuiGeneris   Apr-02-09 01:27 AM   #99 
  - It's a rock and a hard place, Twix  Norquist Nemesis   Apr-02-09 01:28 AM   #100 
  - NASA employees got a 3.5 raise  johncoby2   Apr-02-09 02:34 AM   #101 
  - i don't know, bud. in this economy? your company is not laying off employees? but giving raises?  1   Apr-02-09 02:42 AM   #102 
  - Retail has always seemed to me to be a miserable industry to work in . . .  MrModerate   Apr-02-09 03:16 AM   #103 
  - Why are people of conscience so rare in the corporate environment?  Number23   Apr-02-09 04:07 AM   #104 
  - IMO it's the nature of the beast. Bullies and assholes get ahead.  raccoon   Apr-02-09 07:59 AM   #127 
  - K&R!  Omaha Steve   Apr-02-09 05:21 AM   #105 
  - I Wish You The Best of Luck  NikolaC   Apr-02-09 05:22 AM   #106 
  - My husband's company, once you reach top pay that is where you stay  verdalaven   Apr-02-09 05:32 AM   #108 
  - Those poor workers under you- now they'll NEVER have someone who gives a fuck...  stlsaxman   Apr-02-09 05:44 AM   #109 
  - A noble gesture, and may save your soul, but  JustABozoOnThisBus   Apr-02-09 05:47 AM   #110 
  - No unemployment for you  pnutbutr   Apr-02-09 05:59 AM   #111 
  - Having worked in Retail for 36 years, I understand and applaud your principles  Sherman A1   Apr-02-09 06:20 AM   #112 
  - These are tough times to be looking for a new position.  crim son   Apr-02-09 06:22 AM   #113 
  - choosing integrity over convenience...  whoopingcrone   Apr-02-09 06:30 AM   # 
  - choosing integrity over convenience...  whoopingcrone   Apr-02-09 06:30 AM   #114 
  - What A Stupid, Stupid Reason To Quit A Job.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Apr-02-09 06:34 AM   #115 
  - What a stupid, stupid thing to post.  RandomKoolzip   Apr-02-09 10:51 AM   #152 
     - There Was Not A Thing Stupid About My Post.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Apr-02-09 11:36 AM   #157 
        - Right. You're the only normal one around here, and everyone else on DU is  RandomKoolzip   Apr-02-09 12:27 PM   #159 
           - Settle Down Francis. Your Overreaction Caused You To Misread Context.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Apr-02-09 12:37 PM   #160 
              - Wow, you're really good at math.  RandomKoolzip   Apr-02-09 12:40 PM   #161 
                 - Better Than You I'd Wager; Though I Fail To See What That Has To Do With Any Of This.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Apr-02-09 12:47 PM   #163 
  - While many seem to question your decision, I applaud you.  Vinca   Apr-02-09 06:39 AM   #116 
  - Kudos! ...it's not many who actually walk the walk instead of just talking the talk  Echo In Light   Apr-02-09 06:54 AM   #117 
  - i work on commission  melm00se   Apr-02-09 07:05 AM   #120 
  - Congratulations on 2 fronts - one, sticking to your principles even while  BR_Parkway   Apr-02-09 07:17 AM   #121 
  - You make me appreciate that I took the mfg. path.  4_TN_TITANS   Apr-02-09 07:22 AM   #122 
  - I hope you find employment that is real meaningful to you, Twixvoy.  raccoon   Apr-02-09 07:45 AM   #123 
  - You won't get unemployment if you quit....nt  MADem   Apr-02-09 07:54 AM   #124 
  - Can you tell us, now, who you worked for?  Kalyke   Apr-02-09 07:57 AM   #126 
  - The best of luck to you. Good karma toward you.............nft  freemarketer6   Apr-02-09 08:00 AM   #128 
  - I'll never take another management job ever  graywarrior   Apr-02-09 08:03 AM   #129 
  - Wow. I hope that you arer able to find something more satisfying.  BrklynLiberal   Apr-02-09 08:04 AM   #130 
  - Same thing happened to me years ago  Uben   Apr-02-09 08:14 AM   #132 
  - You're right  EC   Apr-02-09 08:37 AM   #133 
  - I hope you have plans for a new job that will allow you to live your values.  mnhtnbb   Apr-02-09 08:54 AM   #134 
  - I congratulate you. I did the same type of thing back in 1992. Was a 'first-line' manager for a very  sinkingfeeling   Apr-02-09 09:00 AM   #135 
  - a born-again socialist.....welcome  dcsmart   Apr-02-09 09:18 AM   #138 
  - I would have taken a 2% raise  Robyn66   Apr-02-09 09:26 AM   #139 
  - My girlfriend's manager had to downgrade my gf review even though she was basically running the  Evoman   Apr-02-09 09:33 AM   #140 
  - that's great! -nt  nilram   Apr-02-09 01:22 PM   #165 
  - Retail work is a joke. I say it loud and I say it often.  YOY   Apr-02-09 09:41 AM   #141 
  - I Commend you for refusing to buy into this.  sandyj999   Apr-02-09 10:18 AM   #143 
  - Congratulations!  moondust   Apr-02-09 10:27 AM   #145 
  - Good for you to take an ethical stand.  earth mom   Apr-02-09 10:30 AM   #146 
  - Maybe there is one more thing you can do to help those left behind...  MrMickeysMom   Apr-02-09 10:42 AM   #148 
  - Reading all of these stories about CEOs making millions while regular employees suffer  Zodiak   Apr-02-09 10:44 AM   #149 
  - Best wishes finding something that better suits your ethics.  FedUpWithIt All   Apr-02-09 10:45 AM   #150 
  - Man thing usually get just enough of a raise to cover  Epiphany4z   Apr-02-09 10:47 AM   #151 
  - In an interview I was once asked why I quit a job.  Turbineguy   Apr-02-09 10:57 AM   #153 
  - I've followed your many previous posts on your workplace...  RhodaGrits   Apr-02-09 11:49 AM   #158 
  - Oh, And In Addition;  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Apr-02-09 12:43 PM   #162 
  - Keep good notes on your situation here for future reference... You could be the MOST valuable later  cascadiance   Apr-02-09 02:28 PM   #166 
  - Middle management is probably a bad match for you  Alcibiades   Apr-02-09 03:23 PM   #167 
  - That story sounds like Sears Fuckstik Roebuck to me.  TWiley   Apr-02-09 03:56 PM   #169 
  - My boyfriend, who works for a restaurant chain, says the same thing you do.  Kat45   Apr-02-09 11:14 PM   #172 
 

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