Case Of The Mondays: Workplace Meltdowns
Article by Aaron Haughton
Whether you're working a job you despise or not, we all have those days where we'd rather throw in the towel than work another second. There are even those boiling point moments when we wanna scream at the top of our lungs, "I FUCKING QUIT!" Maybe flip a desk or two over and tell someone how you really feel, like that fucker Randy who breaths through his goddamn mouth all day and eats his smelly ass tunafish sandwiches at his fucking des--
Whoops. Sorry, was getting a little too heated there...
Anyways, here are some scenes of workplace meltdown to help get you through your week, so, you know, you don't have to lose your shit, or your shit job.
This clip doesn't come to the from the best film, but you do have to admit, it makes you feel pretty good. We've all got that boss we wanna tell to shove it, and McAvoy delivers his dialogue with all the pent up rage lurking inside of us.
Ugh. A boss who always wants you to do more. Fuck you and your flair, too!
If you work away day after day at a job you don't like, you're apt to feel like your losing your soul day by day. Everything about Tom Hanks' rant is spot on, from the soul-sucking of the daily grind to the sharp florescence of the lights sucking out our eyeballs. Granted, he is dying, which leads to his meltdown, but, hey, he gets a date of it. So, there is that. Skip to 3:40 for the good bits.
No one likes working a menial restaurant gig, and no one likes being the new guy either. Mitch's outburst has been built up throughout this entire Clerks-esque restaurant comedy. The best part is the callback to the game the cooks play with their testicles. Got 'em with the goat, you bastard. This one goes to show you that there's a posibility of freaking out and earning respect.
This last clip is a classic. It's the culmination build up stemming from an fellow co-worker (and frequent Chapelle collaborator, Neil Brennan) who just won't listen. All Scarface wants is for for you turn around and ask him for a heifer with cheese. I mean, after all, you're only a foot away, b. The thumbs up from the old man is clutch.
What are some of your favorite workplace meltdowns? We want to know. Share your thoughts and feelings in the comments section below, and, remember: