“Now everything you’ve heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska”
As someone who recently quit my full-time job (I gave ample notice though) I more than understand the sentiment of wanting to throw up both your hands, cuss everybody out on some ‘I quit b*tch’, and never look back. This is a dream for too many folks who have to deal with nosy co-workers and overreaching managers. Well, one woman, KTVA-TV reporter Charlo Greene, fulfilled the dream and quit her job, but she did it live on television.
According to Raw Story, Greene was reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club during Sunday night’s broadcast, when she revealed that she was not only a member, but the Alaska Cannabis Club president.
“Now everything you’ve heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska,” Greene nonchalantly. “And as for this job, well—not that I have a choice—but f–k it, I quit.”
Greene walked off the set and left a very stunned and stuttering news anchor trying to figure out what to do next.
“I wanted to draw attention to this issue, and the issue is medical marijuana,” Greene said. “Ballot Measure 2 is a way to make medical marijuana real … most patients didn’t know the state didn’t set up the framework to get patients their medicine.”
Alaska voters will have the chance to legalize recreational marijuana in the upcoming November election.
Bert Rudman, KTVA’s news director issued an apology on Facebook.
“We sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter during her live presentation on the air tonight,” Rudman wrote on the station’s page. “The employee has been terminated.”
“If I offended anyone, I apologize, but I’m not sorry for the choice that I made,” Greene stated. Seriously, girl? You cursed, dropped the mic, and quit your job on live television. Offensive is just the tip of the iceberg. Let’s also throw in uncouth and unprofessional.
You never know when you’re going to need someone to vouch for you, provide a reference for you, or just open a door of opportunity for you as you go through this thing called life – so it’s best to maintain positive relationships with former employers even if you’re annoyed or frustrated with them and you choose to walk away.
I’m pretty sure Green’s actions have now left a bad taste and opinion of her in everyone’s mouth – from the station manager, to fellow employees, to the viewers – and it might be difficult for her to recover from this. Sure, she’s entitled to quit her job and do what she wants in life, but what about doing it with some class? There are a dozen different ways that Greene could have left the job to go on and work on this marijuana legalization effort. This was not the best or the smartest one. Hope it was worth it or at the very least that she walked away with some bomb severance pay.
Check the video below.