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'Boss doesn't like my new email address': Newly-fired remote worker creates petty email address to taunt ex-boss

'Boss doesn't like my new email address': Newly-fired remote worker creates petty email address to taunt ex-boss

This person unlocked a whole new level of taunting---and the person they're taunting is their ex-boss. No matter the circumstances, being fired from a job always stings. For the boss, it's as easy as letting an employee go, and never seeing them again. There are no consequences to deal with for higher-ups! But for an employee, it means suddenly not knowing if you can pay rent this month or afford to buy groceries. It sends an employee's life into a tailspin, and no one else is held accountable…
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'Sorry honey... blocked': Entitled mother expects to still be friends with the nanny after firing her for taking 6 days off for a medical emergency

Entitled mother expects to 'still be friends' with the nanny after firing her on the spot for taking 6 days off for a medical emergency: 'Sorry honey... Blocked'

“Sorry honey. You don't get to fire someone during one of the most traumatic moments of their lives and expect them to stay friends with you. Nor will I come running back when you realize you now have no childcare.”
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Teenager fired before even finishing training gets sage advice on confidence and entering the workforce: 'Don’t take it too hard'

Teenager fired before even finishing training gets sage advice on confidence and entering the workforce: 'Don’t take it too hard'

Do you remember your first job? How nervous you were at the interview? And how nerve-racking the end of that job was? Whether you quit or got fired, it's so stressful.
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'I feel mortified': 28-year-old panic-quits dental assistant job after getting nearly 0 training, then gets rejected to work at a cafe for being “too old”

'I feel mortified': 28-year-old panic-quits dental assistant job after getting nearly 0 training, then gets rejected to work at a cafe for being “too old”

“At the same time, I probably dodged a bullet because what a weird requirement! Do they just fire anyone who turns 25??”
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'They want to paint me out to be the bad guy': Coffee shop "hyped up" new barista, then fires them via text

'They want to paint me out to be the bad guy': Coffee shop "hyped up" new barista, then fires them via text

This (former) coffee shop worker has had a confusing week as they switch jobs. It really shouldn't have been that difficult for them, but as they described it, their new bosses suddenly decided they “don't need you anymore.”
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Guy gets fired after six weeks, charges company hundreds to get their equipment back: 'It was very liberating for me'

Guy gets fired after six weeks, charges company hundreds to get their equipment back: 'It was very liberating for me'

This former employee refused to go quietly. Unfortunately, he was let go after just six weeks at the company due to sudden mid-quarter layoffs. That meant with such little time at the company, he would not be able to put this on his resume as such a brief stint there most certainly would raise eyebrows rather than help him find work elsewhere. This, along with poor management and a toxic work environment, led him to ensure that his final acts would be petty. When he was asked to return his work…
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23 Fire Memes for the Recently Fired Funemployed

23 Fire Memes for the Recently Fired Entering Their Funemployed Era

We're giving “funemployment” a whole new MEMEing! Hahaha Yeah…. Anyways, do people still use LinkedIn?
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Hotel worker fired for using multiple guests' credit card information: '[His] manager just exploded in anger'

Hotel worker fired for using multiple guests' credit card information: '[His] manager just exploded in anger'

This employee's extracurricular activities were not a good look for the hotel's reputation. What's particularly funny about this story of an unprofessional employee getting justly fired is that it wasn't a coworker or manager who figured out what he was doing. In fact, it was another front desk agent at a totally different hotel. This agent was contacted by the bad employee, who was trying to book a 20-day stay using someone else's credit card information. The agent started to sense that someth…
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Web developer gets former client fired after she spread lies: ‘This director [had] been slandering me to MY OWN FAMILY’

Web developer gets former client fired after she spread lies: ‘This director [had] been slandering me to MY OWN FAMILY’

There is a reason why kids are taught not to talk about people behind their backs. Of course, we do it anyway, but in professional settings, it almost always comes back to bite you in the behind. So when this director of a nonprofit decided to spread rumors about the web developer she worked with and to blame him for various problems she had, of course karma came back to rear its head. Not only was this woman slandering the web developer’s name, but he ended up finding out through family member…
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'[He] has been fired for stealing pancakes': 30 Foolish reasons workers got fired

'[He] has been fired for stealing pancakes': 30 Foolish reasons workers got fired

You can push the limits all you want, but you'd better be prepared for the consequences. Some people work at the same place for so long that they get a little too comfortable. They start to feel immune to workplace rules and regulations. If you catch them bending the rules, they'll probably just give you a wink and a nudge because they think the higher-ups will have their back. Having friends in high places does help, certainly. But some people get fired for the silliest reasons anyway. For one…
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'You won't be needed in the future:' Restaurant manager fires dishwasher after first shift for 'red flags' he deemed wholeheartedly fireable

'You won't be needed in the future:' Restaurant manager fires dishwasher after first shift for 'red flags' he deemed wholeheartedly fireable

It's not easy landing a job these days, the workforce is all kinds of crazy currently. So if and when you do manage to land a job, you should probably hold onto it the best you can, right? If it is a horrible work environment, the, by all means, quit. But if everything is going along just fine and you're getting paid and enjoy your coworkers, then why would you mess that up?
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'You must be on camera 100% of the time': Guy gets fired two hours into new job, gets roasted online

'You must be on camera 100% of the time': Guy gets fired two hours into new job, gets roasted online

Getting fired on Day One is almost admirable. You have to be spectacularly ill-suited and woefully unfit to the position to mess things up that quickly and that obviously. Perhaps it's not your fault. Perhaps the recruiters did not make themselves clear from the get-go about what the expectations were. Perhaps both parties misread signals about one another's skills and preferences. Or perhaps it actually was your fault all along and you were fired for a reason. The lattermost scenario may be ra…
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'We are going to part ways effective immediately': Employee fired for scheduling emergency appointment with oncologist

'We are going to part ways effective immediately': Employee fired for scheduling emergency appointment with oncologist

It's remarkable what some bosses think they can get away with in this day and age. There are numerous ways in which employers have tried to cover their real reasons for firing someone. They might say it's budget cuts or some sort of company restructuring. Sometimes, that may actually be the case. However, there are times when someone higher up simply does not enjoy working with you or having to deal with you in some capacity. These coworkers, bosses, HR representatives, etc. will grasp at straw…
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'[He] cost the company over $220k': Catalog designer lets boss sign off on un-mailable catalogs

'[He] cost the company over $220k': Catalog designer lets boss sign off on un-mailable catalogs

This is what happens when you don't pay attention . It was an expensive (and probably humiliating) lesson for one boss to learn. This person had a really cool job back in the 1980s . It was a whole different world back then. In the era before the internet was widely available, advertisements would often come in the mail. Sometimes, they would take the form of catalogs. Toy catalogs were a staple of many kids' childhoods---it was fun to grab a marker and start circling all the toys you wanted as…
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‘She's going [to] the hospital to be induced 12 hours from now’: Woman gets fired the day before she has a baby, internet reacts

‘She's going [to] the hospital to be induced 12 hours from now’: Woman gets fired the day before she has a baby, internet reacts

Does anyone else smell a lawsuit coming? It’s pretty hard to imagine sillier circumstances to fire someone than to fire a pregnant employee mere hours before they are going to give birth. Perhaps this boss has some extremely backward sense of right and wrong, but you would think someone else at this company would inform him that pregnant women are a protected class. What’s even crazier is that this woman’s husband also works at the same company, so now there is just bad blood all around that to…
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'You can't just tell a customer [to] Google it': Worker records himself getting fired, gets split reaction

'You can't just tell a customer [to] Google it': Worker records himself getting fired, gets split reaction

One would think that if an employee were to go so far as to record themselves getting fired, they would very much be in the right. In fact, one would think that the purpose of recording the meeting at all would be to gather evidence proving that there was no wrongdoing on the park of the employee. However, every so often here at FAIL Blog, we come across a dramatic workplace situation like this one , in which an employee may think they are in the right, but upon looking at the evidence, it beco…
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