We love New Zealand! It’s land of Peter Jackson, Flight of the Conchords, Crowded House, and Steinlager beer. It’s also the land of being able to tell your boss where to stick your job and getting away with it.
According to the New Zealand Employment Relations Authority, a man did not resign his employment when he told his boss to "stick his job up his arse." According to the Authority, a fair and reasonable employer would not have interpreted that comment as a resignation, but rather as an emotional outburst as part of a heated exchange. You can read the full story here.
Of course, that’s New Zealand; here in America, if telling the boss to take his job and shove it isn’t a resignation, it’s probably insubordination and enough to get fired over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have a rich tradition of telling off the boss in this country. If you need a reminder, here’s the classic song from Johnny Paycheck:
If Johnny Paycheck isn’t your cup of tea, or if you want to hear the entire song in only one minute and twenty-four seconds, here’s the Dead Kennedys version: