Woman Quits Her Job, Becomes A Hero

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After enduring her crappy boss for too long, Jenny quit. But rather than give two weeks notice, she went big. Is she for real, or just a meme? Not sure, but either way she's an inspiration to us all.

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Yesterday "Jenny" sent 34 photos to her entire office. One of the roughly 20 employees forwarded the email to TheChive.com, which has the entire series.

Basically, Jenny's boss Spencer was never a delight:

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But for two years she put up with his temper and "bad breath" because she wanted to be a broker. Then while transferring a call last week, she heard him call her a "HOPA."

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Lest you think that Spencer's slimy behavior is confined to sexually harassing the ladies, Jenny reveals that he's reviled by all of her co-workers, particularly since he started monitoring their online time. As his assistant, she has access to this information and thought everyone might like to know,

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In addition to spending four hours per week on Scottrade and five hours per week on TechCrunch (which doesn't seem so bad) he logs,

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Jenny concludes, "Although I don't have another job… Something tells me I'll be just fine :)" And something tells us that the name "Spencer" will live forever in the annals of asshole bosses.

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Girl Quits Her Job On Dry Erase Board, Emails Entire Office [The Chive]

DISCUSSION

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Margaret, what exactly is 'inspiring' about this? How is she a 'hero' here? Inspiring...revenge on bosses? Using Internet Fame to create a new career? Douchebaggy bosses should be called out on their shit like an adult - calling HR, quitting, working together as a group, without taking to the Internet, all of it. I can appreciate she probably didn't have an HR department, and the guy sounds like a putz, and yes, we all harbor revenge fantasies on those who hurt us, but acting it out? Really? Why is this on Jezebel without any context than 'OMG, awesome revenge'?

Some people are jerks - bosses especially. I didn't appreciate one boss yelling at another boss in front of my desk a while back at an old job - in front of me, without closing the door or anything - but that's a reflection on them and their lack of professionalism. Taking to the Internet for 'revenge' is a reflection on the person doing the revenge, and what's laudable about that? That's not burning your bridges, that's taking off your panties and peeing on the bridge and making sure there's a camera to capture a close up of the pee. You're doing the equivalent of holding the camera here and saying, "OMG, PEE! WHEE!". I don't want to read about it here or elsewhere. I like memes - it's what's helpful about the Internet, as a collective group, to understand life, but c'mon guys - this is just... lame.

The JetBlue flight attendant story yesterday is something to cover because it highlights real issues other than 'OMG, Bad Boss, Internet Revenge'. If you wanted to bundle that with THIS story and talk about an insightful post that addresses culture and gender and workplace relationships, I'd love it - because that's the Jezebel I love as a reader and that I turn to because that approach is unique. But if this site is now just random Internet Memes, LOL BOSSES and the journalistic equivalent of Cheetos, well, let's just say I'll move my eyeballs to the sites online that do that, and frankly, do it better. Cheetos are tasty - love them, but they're empty, bad for you and in the end, the residue from the fake cheese stains your hands, and reminds you why you regretted buying them the in first place. And Jezebel is now Cheetos, and I used to stomach it - but not anymore. Not a steady diet of this.

Pick your demographic - women who want intelligent, interesting but worth stories, or Crap Cheetos. Seriously. Stop toying with me and giving me hope that you'll be the former, if you're committed to being the Later. You used to do that balance between Journalism and Pop Culture, but where is that now? At least have the decency to take an editorial stance and post a note that says, "sorry guys, circulation is suffering, so we have to do the crap posts for a while". I'd respect that more. If I felt like this site was anything more than just a grab for eyeballs, then I'd stick around. The question is, are you Cheetos all the time now, and if so, well, I'll miss ya, Jezzie, but I think I'll get my cheese from a cow instead.