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Watch the Many Ways Movie and TV Characters Dramatically Quit Their Jobs

We've noted before that Matt Damon's character in We Bought a Zoo quits his job by walking backwards out of his office — a scene not unlike Zoo director Cameron Crowe's infamous Jerry Maguire "Who's coming with me?" storm-out moment. But it's not just a Crowe trope: If a character's resignation is a pivotal plot point, then the exit must be, in at least some way, spectacular. As a tribute to such dramatic good-byes, we present to you a video compilation of some of the most outrageous ways to quit your job from film and TV. When a simple letter of resignation won't do, a middle finger placed squarely between your boss's eyes will probably do the trick.