Pot-Shot Calling The Coworker Slack

| Working | October 9, 2012

(I’ve recently decided to re-start the social club of my department, which means having to organize the Christmas party and the activities to finance it such as lotteries. After two weeks I resign, as it is too time-consuming and not compatible with my call center job. I send a mass e-mail saying that I have resigned because I want to concentrate on my work.)

Coworker: “You’re quitting! Why? How will we have Christmas now?”

Me: “Because I found that this function was not compatible with my position as a call-center agent. We are tethered to our phones, so we don’t have the mobility it requires to do party-planning and fund-raising during work hours. And as a new hire, I think I need to focus on my work.”

Coworker: “But it’s not right to quit! You took over the responsibilities, and one should always finish what they started. Who will plan our Christmas party?”

Me: “The position is available. If you want to take over you are welcome to do so. Just see our manager.”

Coworker: “Oh, no! I don’t have the time! I am chained to my phone, and learning a new job is so demanding!”


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