The Most Shocking Resignations of 2012 — Including Quitting on Live TV!

We often dole out advice such as not burning your bridges when you resign but we suppose a few people haven’t gotten the memo.

AOL Jobs outlined the most shocking resignations of 2012 — including a Bed, Bath & Beyond employee who typed a new price tag with a product description in all caps that read, “I’M QUITTING TODAY.”  

In addition to other kiss-offs such as an op-ed in The New York Times and a song to an employer (complete with back-up singers), this one caught our eye.

Two news anchors from Bangor, Maine quit on live TV in November. They didn’t even warn their bosses ahead of time! Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio announced their resignation on air.

As pointed out in the piece, after the fact, Michaels explained, “It’s a little complicated but we were expected to do somewhat unbalanced news, politically, in general.”

Although Mike Palmer, the station’s general manager and vice president denied interfering with the news production, apparently in 2006 he told staff to stay away from global warning and put the topic in the same category of Y2K and killer bee scares.

Publish date: December 27, 2012 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT