Most employees give their two-weeks' notice, tie up all of their outstanding projects, have some kind of debrief meeting with their supervisor and make the rounds to exchange hugs and handshakes before heading out the door on their last day of work.
Others choose a more unconventional course of action, from storming out in a fury to throwing food at people to cutting off President Donald Trump's primary communication channel.
You can go out gracefully or defiantly. You can announce your departure in advance or do something to get yourself fired. Either way, it’s on to a new beginning, which sometimes might mean new responsibilities within the same organization, if you’re lucky. Or it might mean working for yourself or achieving fame and success. Or it might mean probation, fines or court dates, if you left a not-so-legal lasting impression.
Click through the slideshow for some of the most memorable last days of CEOs, pop stars and regular folks who did more than just run out the clock.