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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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'Ummm you fired me?': Teenager gets fired for missing a shift to attend a funeral, then their desperate ex-manager begs them to return a month later

Your first job creates a lasting impression on your work life. You learn valuable lessons like how to clock in, be on time, and deal with customers, and although we whittled away our first few paychecks on useless purchases, these worthwhile grains of wisdom stuck with us. What you never expect to learn at your first job, however, is how to garner the expectations of a compassionless, soulless manager.
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'I got fired over [false] TikTok allegations': Unfair termination of young night shift nurse sparks others to share their stories of unjustly being let go

The job market is not so easy these days. Long gone are the times when you could just march into some big boss' office with optimism and a hard work ethic and land a job. Wouldn't it be nice If that were still a thing? Unfortunately, it has gotten a lot more complicated and competitive. Now, you need experience in order to get the experience and be willing to work deathly shifts. Take, for instance, this young nurs e. Only 23 years old, she has been working the night shift at a youth psych hosp…
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'All I did was settle the score': IT employee gets manager fired after finding a bug in code that allows entire company to access clientele

'All I did was settle the score': IT employee gets manager fired after finding a bug in code that allows entire company to access clientele

Finding work is harder than it looks. We don't even begin to consider all the little details that go into our future careers when we apply for a job. like, off the top of my mind, a mandatory background check? In the story below, OP runs the risk of losing his job because his background check does not match the information he provided on his resume or in his interviews. However because he was forced to sign a confidentiality agreement with his prior employers, OP failed to disclose some of the…
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‘Uno reverse card played’: New woodwork shop president fires employee for discovering insider theft, employee then tricks company out of $11,000 and wins $400

Want to have a good laugh about a shady company getting its comeuppance? Then, boy, did we find the story for you! There's no laugh quite as hearty as one you have reading about a nefarious upper management getting what they deserve. This upper management team started going downhill when a new president was hired . A members-funded woodwork shop in Australia had a very expensive piece of machinery that nobody knew how to use. A couple of employees took it upon themselves to learn and fix up thi…
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'The store is in violation': Store employee protects themself from new bosses who tried to make them quit

'The store is in violation': Store employee protects themself from new bosses who tried to make them quit

This person realized their job wanted them gone, and they decided not to go out without a fight. That's partially thanks to their union, which had their back through the entire debacle. One worker found themselves at an uncomfortable crossroads. They really enjoyed the work they did, and found that they were learning so much from the varied types of work. But then a new company bought them out, and the OP realized, “They didn't have a ready-made place for me to fit into.” The company tried to b…
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'Hope you don't need all of these supplies': Photographer gets fired over three-strike policy

'Hope you don't need all of these supplies': Photographer gets fired over petty three-strike policy, spends final two weeks sabotaging business

This photographer was doing the work of several people, and their company punished them for it instead. It all happened when this person was working in a photography studio. Photography studios seem to be having a renaissance lately---lots of people began following the “awkward family photo” trend for their holiday pictures. They realized you can go and get pictures taken professionally with your friends or family, and the photographers will help you pose in the silliest positions you can dream…
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'I didn't see a day off request': Worker gets fired after being scheduled when they weren't available

In shift work, particularly in locations that rely on staffing part-time workers to handle annual increases in foot traffic and trade, it's pretty common to have workers list their availability, determining when they're available to work and be scheduled. This allows for part-timers to keep a second job, attend class, look after their kids, or whatever other life obligations they might have. Usually, some indication of your availability will be given and negotiated upon during the interview pro…
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'You're going to fire him or I walk': Top salesman gets a worrisome trainee fired on his first day after the guy reveals he's a creepy degenerate

First impressions are important in the workplace. If you come off as a quirky weirdo on your first day, it's a tough trope to live down, but innocent awkwardness is to be expected. But sometimes coworkers can sense when someone is more than just a little 'quirky'. In fact, for some new hires, it's pretty clear right off the bat that you're never going to get along… fundamentally. Especially if that dicey, new hire acts like a total creep from the moment they first shake your hand.
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'I got my dirty roommate fired': Woman gets back at messy roommate by getting him fired from his job

Seldom will your attitude and deeds in your personal life have any effect on your professional one. You can be the worst friend, the worst family member, and the worst roommate , and—barring any sort of criminal convictions, massive scandals, or anything personal affecting your performance at work—no one is going to fire you for it. While this may be the case, how you conduct yourself matters; call it Karma, if you will, but sooner or later, your actions are going to have consequences down the…
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'Out of spite... I decided to take a leave for a whole month': Manager in training told for 6 months she would not be hired, HR steps in with a sweet deal

Welcome to the confusing world of job searching. If you have never been here before, better buckle up, buddy. Even if you're hired to get trained doesn't always guarantee that you're going to be brought on full-time. Or does it? I guess this is where you have to read the fine print. One Redditor said she was brought on to a company as a manager in training (MIT) with nothing in writing stating she would be hired afterwards. However, things were going swimmingly, her coworkers seemed to like her…
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'They proceeded to fire me': Server cards belligerent underaged kid in her section and kicks him out, is fired after he leaves 1-star review

You know that stereotype of restaurant owners being grimy and shady? Well, unfortunately, it's not unwarranted. More often than not restaurant owners will toy with their employees' lives just to save face. That might mean getting fired for no just reason because someone left an entitled 1-star review. That is where this Reddit story goes. This server covered a shift for a coworker in mourning. When she got there, her section already had a belligerent guy who obviously had way too much to drink.…
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'I asked 37 times for a promotion': Employee follows his supervisor's advice to get a promotion, ends up irking the CEO and getting fired instead

Who can you trust at work?
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'1 month later I'm getting phone calls asking for help': Worker gets laid off by employer who panics after things go sideways

It turns out they were essential to the business after all… Traditionally, layoffs were considered to be a point of shame in business, only used as a last resort as it was a sure sign that your business was failing—usually as a direct result of failures in leadership's decision-making and mismanagement. Really, this—along with the hit that was sure to follow the stock pricing of publically traded companies—was all that kept companies from considering using layoffs as a cost-saving measure. Nowa…
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'They fired me for not showing up to a shift they didn't schedule': New employee blamed for company's online training malfunction, fired before starting

'They fired me for not showing up to a shift they didn't schedule': New employee blamed for company's online training malfunction, fired before starting

Who wants to work at a company that can't even get their training program to work? Let's go a step further. Who wants to work at a company that blames new employees for their total dysfunction and lack of organization? Although the circumstances of this employee's dismissal were certainly not ideal, it's fair to say that they dodged a bullet early and that it's better this way. This thread was posted to Reddit's r/antiwork subreddit, and folks in the comments section were quick to add suggestio…
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'I was fired [...] right before Christmas for sticking up for myself': Office manager instantly fired for reporting workplace harassment

Being a target of workplace bullying or harassment is almost always a no-win situation, particularly in a small organization. If the offending party is a long-time member of the organization or otherwise well-connected to the organization's decision-makers, reporting them for their behavior isn't going to do much of anything; in fact, it may cause them to turn on you instead in order to relieve themselves of “the problem.” Large corporations will have no tolerance for this type of behavior and…
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