On Tuesday, the hashtag #QuitYourJobin5Words started to surface on Twitter. But by Wednesday it had taken over social media. Overnight, tens of thousands of people began tweeting five word phrases they wish they could say before quitting or losing their job. Several people took this as a chance to have some fun and came up with some hilariously creative tweets. Behold:
I found a sugar daddy#quityourjobin5words— Just Sharon (@SharonCancio) August 10, 2016
The trend was adopted from another hashtag, #First7Jobs, that led to people revealing the first job they ever had on Twitter. Though some were the usual—babysitting, working at a coffee shop, bartending—others were inspirational. Lin-Manuel Miranda, for instance, tweeted that he was once the guy behind a slushie machine and had worked behind a McDonald's register.
#first7jobs— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) August 7, 2016
Slushee machine at my aunt's store
Intern for WNET
Drawing 1 model
Community paper writer
While Stephen Colbert said he was a bus boy and a futon frame salesman before the start of his entertainment career.
#firstsevenjobs construction, bus boy, cafeteria server, library data entry, futon frame maker, futon salesman, waiter— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) August 7, 2016
That said, most of us aren't going to become breakout Broadway stars or get the chance to host our own late night TV show. Which makes it easy to understand why #QuitYourJobin5Words speaks to the average person who is stuck in the 9 to 5 grind and is absolutely sick of it.
On a more serious note, if you're really tired of what you're doing and are ready for something new, make sure you leave your place of employment on a good note. The last thing you want is to ruin your chances of getting a letter of reccomendation for the job of your dreams.