9 great 'I quit' moments in history

A departing Goldman Sachs exec's broadside in The New York Times has made him the talk of Wall Street. From Richard Nixon to Rosie O'Donnell, here are some of the best bridge-burning moments ever.

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Mar 19, 2012 9:30AM
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There is nothing great about Rosie O'Donnell except her "I quit" moment. It was great for all viewers.
Apr 13, 2012 6:31PM
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Please Rosie..."tried" huh? Elizabeth H., was EVERYTHING that Rosie couldn't be, and Rosie hated that.  LOOK at the tapes...SEE who was the TRASH in those discussions.  Rosie constantly attacked, interrupted, ridiculed EH.  To Rosie "getting along" must mean that the other person just lets Rosie run her mouth and dominate the storyline.  EH was always above board with Rosie the tramp...Oh well...just goes to show how nasty Rosie really is.
Mar 22, 2012 6:54AM
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Its funny how we've turned into a nation that takes pride in things like moments we quit. Used to be the opposite. We used to pride ourselves in moments we DIDNT quit. We kept going. Got through hard times.

 

Now we covert things like Snooky, Kardashians & avoid obvious solutions to problems like I.D. theft because our beloved government hasn't figured out a way to make the most money with it.

 

We've become something really neat.

Apr 13, 2012 6:41PM
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Without reading any of the above articles, My comment is that Rosie O'Donnell is a loser.  She is totally disgusting, nasty, rude, cries for attention, has to be better than anyone else, THINKS she is better than anyone else, but guess what Rosie, 

YOU STINK....

Mar 19, 2012 11:28AM
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I couldn't care less if I ever set eyes  on Rosie again.  She can't sing, dance, or even interview anyone worth a crap.  She didn't get along with Elizabeth and has now been canceled from her show on the OWN Network.  Proof she evidently can't get along with a lot of people including her small audience.
Mar 19, 2012 10:57AM
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The best "I Quit" ... or rather...."I Got Fired" moment will be when the voters of the US cast their ballots for the electors who will elect another President and Barry and his "hope and change" will be out of a job. 
Apr 13, 2012 7:29PM
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Rosie O'Donnell is self centered, ignorant B!TCH!!!!!!!!!! Never could understand how she got on tv to begin with. Hopefully she'll never return to tv or have another movie. She should just go away for good.
Mar 29, 2012 11:49AM
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I can't stand MSN "news" or the commenters anymore.

I've never seen so many people just brimming over with HATE who are just waiting to unleash it on the world!  If you think everything in the country sucks, work to fix it.  But you won't be able to start with a heart so full of HATE.

I've got to find a better place to read news!

Apr 13, 2012 6:05PM
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What a boring list of 'I quits.' Nixon was the only historic important one, who cares about the rest especially O'Donnell. Why did I waste my time reading this or even doing this? I quit.
Mar 19, 2012 10:43AM
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Once again CNN and Bloomberg prove they can only hire incompetent, lazy hacks.  The "9 greatest moments in history" amount to a bunch of farts in the wind from recent history.  Are all of CNN's writers lazy twelve year olds who can't be bothered to do enough research to come up with something that wasn't tweeted in the past two years?  Those 9 "greatest" moments are all from within the past two years, with two exceptions:  Rosie O'Donnell quitting The View, which happened in 2007, and Nixon's "kick around anymore" speech from 1962, which is apparently of less significance to the article's twelve year old author than Rosie O'Donnell quitting The View.  What a stunningly worthless article.
Mar 28, 2012 7:47PM
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I'm not an Obama lover or anything like it but I wanna see you try running the US and see how hard of a job it is. Definitely not a job for the faint of heart.
Mar 22, 2012 9:07AM
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Rosie wont be missed shes a looser. Nixondidn't do any more than the other politians except get caught. He did take us out of Viet Nam and I am greatful for that. Although I hate liers but Politians are like car salesmen you have to read between the lines.
Mar 19, 2012 12:40PM
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Ummm, hello??? Conan's "People of Earth" and Charlie Sheen's "Winning" certainly belong in this list over 80% of the others. Who cares about the guy from Olympus???
Mar 22, 2012 11:39AM
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George Costanza is and shall always remain the king of quitting jobs. 
Mar 22, 2012 4:21AM
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They all lie so much that how can you tell when they are telling the truth.  I don't trust anyone in Washington, on Wall street or the upper echelon in any corporation.   In fact there isn't much of anyone I do trust these days.   The lack or morals and the all out greed of most people these days is sickening.  I imagine that Sodom and Gomorra were much like this before the Lord destroyed them.
Mar 19, 2012 11:27AM
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Neil-0311 you sound like a real snob!  EVERYONE in a organization is responsible for making a company successful, including the janitor!  You seem to forget that and act as though no one else is important except the CEO and those with an education/degree.  And that is the failure most companies have now days.  They fail to acknowledge that everyone in the company has value, has worth, and everyone's job is important to the functioning of the organization and each is responsible for the success or failure of said organization.  It is this lack of acknowledgment and ungratefulness that creates the golden parachutes and the holier than thou mentality in this country.  Remember the CEO wouldn't have a job if there weren't anyone else there to support him/her!
 
Apr 13, 2012 6:31PM
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Wait doesnt Rosie O Blabbo have at least 9 of these on her own?
Mar 22, 2012 8:35AM
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Reading crap here and listening to the talking head left (good another repug gone) and right ( good by don't let the door hit you in the rear) I believe that we are loosing one the few people in government that has the right kind of thinking.

" we don't look at America as a whole. We look at it through the red and blue prism. . ."

LADY YOU SAID IT ALL!

Mar 19, 2012 12:16PM
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Neil-0311

 

I will agree with a portion of your post - I got an education and continue to learn and work hard so I don't work as a janitor again (I was a janitor to pay my way through school).

 

BUT - a truly good leader will know and understand what each position in the company entails.  A leader should value every employee for their contribution to the company.  A CEO without a base understanding of how a job functions cannot make the best decision for that department and the company. 

 

I just started working for a company that specializes in office furniture - particularly ergonomic set-ups.  We sponsor regular studies on how to improve employee satisfaction simply with the office environment.  Guess what?  Our overhead company has celebrated it's 100th year in business and our employees stay an average of 8 years, with some being here 20 years.  It really pays to learn how people work best and aim to provide it.  My pay isn't any better than my last job, but I am much happier here than I've ever been at a company before.

Mar 22, 2012 12:14PM
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My husband always says-you screw up,you move up-that does seem to be the way it is in some corporations.

 

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