Person Asks if They’re Wrong for Quitting Their Job After They Were Given a Bad Evaluation After Only Working 15 Hours

This story reminds me of something that happened to me when I first moved to Chicago when I was a young man.

A friend helped me get a job at a really cool independent movie theater/video store (yes, this was a while ago) and I was pretty psyched because I love movies.

So, on my first day, I spent about 30 minutes learning how to use the computer and then the guy in charge had me stuff envelopes for the next four hours at a table by myself.

At the end of the day, he came up to me and said “you know what, this isn’t going to work out…”.

And I was totally blindsided! It was just bizarre!

But I guess he had his reasons…

And now it’s time to read this story from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page to see if you think this person was wrong for quitting a job after being given a bad evaluation after only 15 hours on the job.

Let’s see what happened.

AITA for quitting a job on the spot when they gave me a bad evaluation after only working 15 hours?

“I was talking about this with my sister the other day and she thinks it was a bit of an a**hole/drama move on my part.

When I was 23, I started working at a clothing store in the mall for some extra money. I was there for about a week, though I only worked some short training shifts. I worked a total of 15 hours.

The managers pulled me aside and said they gave me an evaluation. It would have been fine, I am open to criticism and improving. However, they gave me a really low score (5 out of 45) saying I was not “living up to expectations” and it was going to go in my file. They promised it would be amended when I improved.

I pointed out that this was unfair, as I had not been trained on 3/4ths of the things on that list. So why was I getting a low permanent score before my training period was up? I asked for the paper and they said I could not have it, but they would give me a copy.

I told them never mind, this was not a job I saw myself thriving at, and they should find someone else to finish my shift. It was my first long shift. I was supposed to work 7am to 5pm but said I didn’t care if they had to stay late and left.

They tried to get me to not leave, by saying they would give me a copy of the paper. But I said I wasn’t gonna work here any longer and went home. I found a new job babysitting until I finished my degree. I have never been into that store again.


And here’s how Reddit users reacted.

This person said that they are NTA and that this place was full of red flags.

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Another Reddit user also said they’re NTA and thinks they dodged a bullet.

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And this reader said this person got out while the getting was good.


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