‘Always remember that your job posting will be posted before your obituary’: Manager records last team meeting before resigning

'Always remember that your job posting will be posted before


The Great Resignation shows no signs of stopping, with more people in 2022 quitting their jobs in favor of non-toxic working conditions, better mental health or simply because they want a career switch. Many have documented their quitting journey on TikTok, joining the mass of newly unemployed Americans who wanted to spread awareness about de-prioritising toxic jobs. In fact, according to a report by McKinsey published in July this year, 40% of workers are considering leaving their job in the next three to six months.

The latest to join the fold is a manager who decided to quit his job to spend more time with his family. User @navyveteran39 filmed himself talking to his team one last time via a pre-recorded call on Slack, sharing his reasons for his dismissal with them.


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“Take it from someone who has lost a brother, a wife, a child,” he says in the clip. “You can make all the money in the world, but you can’t use that money to buy back the time you waste on money.”

He encourages his team to include their vacations and free time whenever possible, in addition to prioritizing their loved ones.

“Always remember that your job posting will be posted before your obituary,” he continues. “Your job can replace you – not your family.”

The creator’s video has been viewed more than 837,000 times and more than 1,000 commenters responded to the message.

“My husband worked 70 hours a week and there would be time for the family when he retired, he said. He died last August. Retirement never came. Enjoy your family,” one user shared.

“6 days a week since high school 55-65 hours a week. Now that I’m in my 40s, I’m starting to understand this more and more,” wrote another.

However, others pointed out that it is a privilege to be able to take time off.

“We don’t make enough money to take time off,” one comment read.

“VERY true, but unfortunately still have bills,” said another viewer.

The creator replied that he also had bills, but “was lucky enough to find a job that pays the bills and gives me time with my kids.”


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