After four years, a woman quit her job when she allegedly overheard her manager talking about her in a video that had over a million views.
“I quit my job of 4 years today,” Samantha Garcia wrote in the caption of her video, which was posted on her TikTok account @samantharaegarc. “I’m done with these disrespecters, I haven’t had manager training in 50 years. BYE”
An article published by Forbes explained why employees may choose to leave their jobs based on how they are treated by their bosses.
Some of these reasons may include an environment of control and micromanagement, not providing resources to employees, and not asking staff for input.
“When you don’t feel appreciated and valued, you’re less likely to perform at your best at work and you’re less likely to thrive in your endeavors,” the article states.
A conversation can be heard in the background of Garcia’s video.
“My boss didn’t know I was here while she was talking about me,” the video reads.
At one point, the woman speaking in the background is heard saying she’s tired of “babbling” people.
Garcia said Newsweek the staff had their daily meeting where they were told what they were doing wrong, which helped her decide that she would quit her job.
“After Snapchat stopped auto-saving, I spoke up and told her I was listening to everything she said,” Garcia said.
She said that after she got out, she contacted the owner to let him know she had quit and why she had done so.
Garcia said it’s not the first time she’s had a problem with her manager.
“I’ve had private meetings with the owner and herself about her attitude and her micromanagement,” she said. “I was told that I was too ‘sensitive'”.
She explained that she had already tried to tell her manager and the owner that she wanted more respect, but nothing changed.
Since that meeting, Garcia said the micromanagement at work has gotten worse.
The video she recorded and shared on TikTok was not shared with any of the other employees. She posted it on TikTok to show her friends that she quit her job.
“Obviously the owner had done nothing with her behavior in the last four years I worked there, so I knew it wasn’t going to make a difference in getting her fired or punishing her in any way. whatever,” Garcia said. .
And, although she said she liked the job, she was unwilling to put up with the treatment she was receiving.
A few commentators criticized Garcia.
“What’s the matter,” wrote @bethnelson1075. “The boss was right in everything she said. She didn’t say anything vulgar. You didn’t do a good job. BYE.”
“I bet you probably call all the time and make it difficult for the rest of the team,” @kristyll78 said.
Garcia said she’s heard from others who say it will affect her in the future, but she believes employees who don’t feel safe in their work environment have a right to speak up.
Although there were some criticisms, most commentators supported Garcia.
“People don’t quit their job, they quit their boss,” @the_mrs_steele wrote.
“She’s sick of giving people babies!? That’s 100% a MANAGER’s job,” @Mclovin0131 commented. “Ugh, I’m sorry you had to listen to that. That’s unprofessional.”
“Wow to stand there and talk about your workers like that,” @britneyanel wrote. “The disrespect is unreal.”
Since leaving, Garcia has said she will be starting a new job in the coming weeks.
“Things are looking up, honestly,” she said.
Although Garcia said she loved her job and would miss it, she said she had to put her mental health first.
“The best decision I made for myself was leaving a manager who refused to improve and educate himself on the right way to manage people in 2022,” she said.