This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

5 Most Outrageous Employee Resignations In 2012

The station's vice president and general manager, Mike Palmer, denied intervening in daily news production, but back in 2006, he'd reportedly warned staff against coverage of global warming, equating the subject with the Y2K and "killer bee" scares -- meaning much hysteria over nothing. But no big payday awaited the anchors on the other side of the exit; Michaels announced plans to work on a novel and his painting.

Scribbling A Resignation On A Price Tag

When a Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. employee decided he no longer wanted to work for his "P****K" of a boss, he chose a rather quiet way to announce his decision: He wrote a message on a price tag of a store item, the Nuwave Pro Infrared Oven. (The kitchen item is a multi-purpose cooker with the ability to broil, roast, bake, barbecue, steam and dehydrate food, for the cost of $119.99.)

It was on that price tag that he scribbled the putdown of his manager. He also slammed the oven itself, or at least its users, saying "THIS IS FOR FAT F***S." And then the final pronouncement: "I'M QUITTING TODAY." So the worker probably was a bit surprised when a photo of the price tag was posted on the anonymous online forum, Reddit. Since having been posted on Dec. 6, the post has generated some 45,000 votes of approval or disapproval.

Telling People In the Workplace, "You're Going To Hell"

It's not clear Dorothy Bond, principal of Haywood High School, in western Tenn., set out to resign amid a homophobic tirade. But during a school assembly in February, she allegedly told students "if you're gay, you're going to hell" and gay students are "not on God's path" and are "ruining their lives."

Outraged, some students immediately contacted the American Civil Liberties Union, which in turn wrote a letter warning the school system to let lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students know they have a constitutional right to identify as gay. The Human Rights Campaign, the country's largest LGBT civil rights organization, also launched a petition against Bond's remarks, which garnered 5,000 signatures in four hours. In short order, Bond soon resigned.

2 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 16,493.37 -69.93 -0.42%
S&P 500 1,925.15 -5.52 -0.29%
NASDAQ 4,352.6390 -17.1340 -0.39%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs