Stassi Schroeder shocked us all when she revealed that she had quit SUR (and most likely Vanderpump Rules) and packed up her life to move to New York City in order to be with new boyfriend Patrick Meagher. It was a lot to process. But would Stassi have quit even if she didn’t have a boyfriend across the country? The answer may shock you!

“I would have left regardless — I couldn’t take it,” Stassi told The Right Reasons on March 7. “Even while we were filming, I wasn’t working that much because it’s overwhelming at the restaurant. You’re like a caged animal. People are coming in and expecting to take a photo with you, and it’s like, ‘No, I’m working.’ I need to serve food. I need to do my job.”

Stassi went on to say that still-BFF Katie Maloney continues to tell her horror stories about patrons that come to the restaurant to just be mean to the servers.

“It’s not a good atmosphere,” Stassi said, referring to both her co-workers as well as dealing with demanding patrons.

At the Season 2 reunion, it was evident that boss lady Lisa Vanderpump wasn’t too pleased with how Stassi had just randomly quit and moved to NYC. Is Lisa still upset with her former employee?

“She’s just hard on me, she’s hard on everyone,” Stassi said about her seemingly destroyed relationship with Lisa at the reunion. “She doesn’t mean anything by it.”

Are you still shocked that Stassi quit SUR? Hit the comments and let us know!

Carson Blackwelder is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!