Hotel Worker Quits Job Accompanied By A Marching Band

It can be difficult to muster the strength to leave a downbeat job in a rough economy. But if you do, you might as well quit in style. One hotel worker in Providence, R.I., handed his boss a resignation slip, as a 19-piece marching band commemorated the moment.

Joey had worked at the Providence Renaissance hotel for 3½ years, what TripAdvisor calls the best hotel in the city. "They treat us like s*** here," he tells the camera, before guiding his bandmates through the employee entrance.

The air is thick with anticipation, as the band finds its spot, and Joey paces. A co-worker strolls by, and spotting all the brass, asks "What the hell is this?" before Joey quickly shushes him. Then the boss walks up.

"Guys what is this? he says. "Guys, all of you, out right now!" He points to the door.

"Jared, I'm here to tell you that I'm quitting," Joey says with the cool confidence of someone with all his friends by his side.

On perfect cue, someone counts off from off-camera, and the room erupts with a triumphant cacophony. Joey, a grin plastered on his face, leaves the building for the last time, with a winning-touchdown glow.

In the background, a friend goes to a sign hanging on a wall that reads "This department has worked 3 days without a lost time accident." Presumably, she rubs out the 3 and scribbles in a 0.

The clips, which has already racked up 376,000 views on YouTube, ends with the gang leaving into the night, chanting "Joey quit. Joey quit." The videos that go viral tend to hint at our collective desires, fears, and fantasies. "Joey Quits," it seems, is cathartic to watch, even for those who would never dare quit their job in such a spectacular fashion. Or who don't happen to have 19 band members as buddies.

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I used to work at a gas station and my boss was cool at first then she turned into a b*****. So one day I came to work in my bikini at the time I was supposed to report for work. I told her I'm not going to be able to work today. She said why? I said because I quit and now I'm going swimming. All the while with a big grin on my face. She looked pissed. I got in my car and went swimming. I don't know what she did. Ha Ha.

December 13 2012 at 10:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That is hilarious. I'd hire the guy in a second.

December 13 2012 at 5:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

And tomorrow he wakes up and says, "oh, ****, how am I going to pay the rent?" No, really, this was great. You could tell the manager was a dick as soon as he walked up and opened his mouth. I especially liked the tune the band played. It would have been better if he did it in the hotel lobby.

October 20 2011 at 2:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

go BIG or go home... or in this case do both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 20 2011 at 2:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Very creative way to quit. lol This guy does think outside the box and it wouldn't surprise me if he had something already lined up.

October 20 2011 at 1:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Pretty lucky they didnt get arrested since they broke about 12 laws lol Might have been fun but definately won't get a glowing refferal for next job.

October 20 2011 at 1:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I hear Rick Perry and Herman Cain are looking for an economic advisor Joey.

October 20 2011 at 1:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

i wish i would have done that everytime i got fired from a maintenace job.

October 20 2011 at 12:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hahahahahahahah Good for him ! My hat is off to him .. Show they Oligarchs what it is all about ...

October 20 2011 at 12:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Take this job and shove it! HAHAHA

October 20 2011 at 12:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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