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'Knock ‘em down a peg!’: Estimator for a niche construction manufacturing company puts his micromanaging managers in place with one ‘car-less’ mistake

'Knock ‘em down a peg!’: Estimator for a niche construction manufacturing company puts his micromanaging managers in place with one ‘car-less’ mistake

If you're going to be a micromanaging kind of manager, then you should at least do it with correct grammar…
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'[They] pushed the photocopier down the stairs': 25+ Workers who got fired expeditiously

'[They] pushed the photocopier down the stairs': 25+ Workers who got fired expeditiously

People tend to have some patience for the new person, but there are a few things they can do that will get them fired ASAP. In fact, if you were looking for ways to get out of a job the fastest, this is a great list of ideas. When a coworker gets fired, word spreads like wildfire. It quickly becomes the water cooler gossip of the day. The crazier the offense, the better the story is! After all, you have to be doing something majorly wrong if you're fired within hours of signing your onboarding…
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‘He looked up at my boss tearfully’: Employees Share Fastest Ways Coworkers Got Fired on the Spot

‘He looked up at my boss tearfully’: Employees Share Fastest Ways Coworkers Got Fired on the Spot

I was fired before, and let me tell you, it is not a good feeling. The knot that forms in your stomach makes you want to bend over a toilet, and you dread the moment your boss invites you into their office for a ‘discussion’. In my case, it happened via a phone call. I was waitressing at a tiny restaurant in my hometown, and granted, I wasn't very good at it. The reason I got fired was because 2 days in I had failed to inform the kitchen that one customer's steak was ‘too well done’. The custom…
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34 Working Hard or Hardly Working Memes for Exhausted Employees

Trying to beat that eepy feeling at work should count as overtime.
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'I left pool noodles outside on accident': 20+ Confounding reasons people got fired

'I left pool noodles outside on accident': 20+ Confounding reasons people got fired

These people couldn't believe what they were hearing when their bosses told them they were fired . That's because these workers were let go for some pretty off-the-wall reasons. The usual reasons people are fired are things like repeated latenesses, complaints from customers, talking back to management, or being put on a PIP (performance improvement plan) without improving. Most companies try to avoid firing people if possible, but sometimes it's avoidable. At least you're not the person who go…
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Employee gets fired for taking recycled computer mouse nobody was using: 'It’s against company policy to take things from the electronics bin'

Employee gets fired for taking recycled computer mouse nobody was using: 'It’s against company policy to take things from the electronics bin'

There is absolutely no reason why this employee actually needed to be fired over this. First of all, the company policy about taking recycled supplies from the electronics bin was simply unclear and unenforced. Why suddenly enforce it now? This employee took his sister to the office and was showing her around when they came across the electronics bin. The Redditor acknowledged that most employees take leftover supplies from the bin all the time, so when his sister inquired about an unused compu…
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'It's too late now!': Mega-Kevin gets himself fired over a cup of free coffee

Have you ever been jonesing for a coffee so much that you lash out against hotel staff, risking your reputation, well-being, and your livelihood? Yeah, me neither. While coffee beans are delicious and revitalizing, they can also turn hotel guests into bitter Betty's, keen on taking their frustrations out on the staff.
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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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Employer contacts employee 6 months after firing them asking for their password: 'This just makes me giggle'

Being fired from a job has a certain finality to it… Never again will you have to step foot in that place or have boring conversations with your droning boss. Still, despite your employer giving you complete decisiveness that they no longer want to pay you to hang around, there's no guarantee that they won't contact you out of the blue months or years later asking for your help with something that no one was able to handle after you left. It's almost as if your role actually was important and t…
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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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$11,000 machine gets destroyed after the operator is fired for exposing executive's embezzlement scheme: ' [The books were] $20,000 out'

Growing up, we're taught that it's important to always tell the truth and that we should, further, point out and draw attention to any wrongdoing that we witness in the world around us. These points are even beaten into our heads in the US in the form of various folktales about historical United States presidents and other prominent figures doing “the right thing” when the chance was presented for them to do otherwise. Of course, while stories like “Honest Abe and the Six Pennies” serve as grea…
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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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'Within 15 minutes, I lost access to everything': Company celebrates employee's work anniversary only to fire him the very next day

As much as companies love to say that the workplace is just like a family, we all know that these people are not your family, sometimes they are not even your friends. Your boss doesn't see you as a family member, and they do not hesitate to toss you aside the moment you do not profit the company the way they expect you to. I don't know about your family, but it is definitely not how mine works. The employee on this Reddit story learned these facts the hard way. A mere day after the company cel…
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