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No one was surprised when Josh Duggar resigned from the Family Research Council in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal that continues to rock his life and family.

It is surprising, however, to learn that the consequences of the revelation that Josh molested his sisters are so far-reaching that they’ve apparently impacted the careers of his in-laws.

Just three months after declaring on Instagram that he’s "grateful to work for a company with such a culture and value for people," Derick Dillard has left Wal-Mart under mysterious circumstances. 

He worked in the retail giant’s accounting department for just over a year, and has yet to publicly reveal that he is no longer employed there.

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Radar Online made the discovery when they attempted to contact Derick via his corporate email account and received an auto-response that reads, "I have recently accepted a position outside of Wal-Mart and am no longer working for the company."

While the form email makes it sound as though Derick quit, it seems to be the same auto-response that Wal-Mart uses for all of its employees who are no longer with the company.

If Derick did quit, his timing is certainly suspect. After all, his wife, Jill Dillard, just gave birth to the couple’s first child in April.

Additionally, the Dillards are such fans of world’s largest retail chain that they registered at Wal-Mart when they got married last year.

Fans on Derick’s Instagram page have speculated that he may be headed for more missionary work abroad, but again, that seems unlikely, given that he became a father just over two months ago.

We may have to wait a while to find out what exactly happened, as like the rest of the family, Derick has refused to grant interviews and is being much more guarded on social media these days.