5 Most Outlandish Resignations in 2012
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

(Image: Thinkstock)

Most people give their written two-weeks notice when they quit, with the most dramatic (or out-of-the-ordinary) option being just walking off the job without any transitioning of a new hire or warning. Well, these people took it to another level, going out with a major bang, AOL Jobs reports. One guy even made his sign-off international news:

A Public Kiss-Off In The New York Times

One of the year’s most high-profile resignations was when investment banker Greg Smith penned a devastating op-ed in The New York Times, headlined, “Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs,” Dan Fastenberg writes.

Smith used the piece, published in March, to describe his disgust over the work culture at the Goldman Sachs, where he had worked for a dozen years, including the height of the financial crisis. “The interests of the client continue to be sidelined in the way the firm operates and thinks about making money,” he wrote. The company’s stock price dropped 3.4% on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Financials Index immediately after the op-ed appeared.

Read more at AOL Jobs…

Join the Conversation

Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

MORE ON BlackEnterprise.com