A TikToker went viral after posting about a new job that she “hated” so much she immediately quit and went back to her old position.
Cristina Georgia (@chrisssyxg) said the co-workers at her initial job even pooled together some money to hand over to her as a parting gift, which she says she gave back upon her return.
@chrisssyxg Don’t worry I gave everybody the money back. 🤣🤣🤣 #itrynottokmyself #quityourjob #embarrassing #onlyme #jobless #momsoftiktok ♬ WHY YALL USING THIS SOUND OML – CYRUS
Georgia writes in a text overlay for the TikTok: “Thinking about the time I gave my job 2 weeks notice & they gave me a card and collected $$$. I hated the new job & came back 2 days later.”
Other users who viewed Georgia’s post commented that they had similar employment experiences. User @vanessaalejandro3 wrote, “I did this, they threw me a party and I went back 7 weeks later. Sometimes the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.”
Another said, “I came back 3 years later so I don’t feel AS bad but still feel bad for the farewell fiesta they threw me,” while user @lemoneelime penned, “Monday and Tuesday at the new job….Wednesday called in sick but called my former job….quit new job later on Wednesday back at old job on Thursday.”
The Daily Dot has reached out to Georgia via TikTok comment for further information.
There have been a number of mass layoffs from major companies, especially Big Tech firms, at the onset of 2023.
Different employment analysts have varying opinions on whether it would be prudent for folks to quit their jobs in 2023. Fast Company is advising folks that they may regret resigning from their current roles in 2023, stating that surveys from new job seekers indicated many found it difficult to find a new position. However, The Motley Fool said individuals may be in a better position to get another gig depending on the industry that they work in.
“The Great Resignation” of 2022 saw a number of employees quitting their position in search of greener pastures: higher salaries, better benefits, and remote work options being the top asks of folks who were dissatisfied with their current roles.
Update 10:47am CT, Jan. 29, 2023: In an email to the Daily Dot, Cristina said she quit her job that involved doing medical records where her co-workers gave her a card and a monetary gift as a goodbye. She said she started her new job the next day doing merchandising at grocery stores.
“The girl trained me while talking to her friend on the phone the entire time,” Cristina said. “They were having full-on conversations about nothing work related. I couldn’t even ask questions because she was on the phone chatting.”
Cristina said she was so mad about it and felt like the job wasn’t for her, leading her to text the HR at her old job.
“She said I could come back. When I returned about 2 days later, I returned the money to everyone and apologized saying it didn’t work out,” Cristina said. “My HR said ‘We will just pretend it never happened.’ Some people were shocked I was back, a few people were happy to have me back so that was nice.”