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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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'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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‘I’m not proving my value, bye': Tenured team member told by boss he needs to become a manager to get a raise, despite being paid $40,000 under market value

‘I’m not proving my value, bye': Tenured team member told by boss he needs to become a manager to get a raise, despite being paid $40,000 under market value

What will it take for managers to wake up? Do all their most experienced employees need to walk out the door for them to agree to a raise? Getting ahead with inflation today is hard, but companies are making it so much harder by underpaying you and expecting you to just take it. Well, let's collectively say ‘no more’ to silence, because this is getting ridiculous. One employee was working at a manufacturing company, making way less than his coworkers. He was frustrated after he saw other people…
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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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First-time homebuyer and single mom shares foreboding story about purchasing on one-income: ‘I do not regret buying… [But] please think about worst-case scenario’

First-time homebuyer and single mom shares foreboding story about purchasing on one-income: ‘I do not regret buying… [But] please think about worst-case scenario’

You never think the worst case scenario could happen to you, until it does…
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‘Please come back': Programmer laid off in favor of new college grad hire, management desperately attempts to rehire him after finding out all their files are deleted

‘Please come back': Programmer laid off in favor of new college grad hire, management desperately attempts to rehire him after finding out all their files are deleted

People get laid off all the time. Especially when you're over 40. See, companies like to hire new kids, fresh out of college, ones who will conform easily to policies, and accept jobs for way less pay. Then, the companies realize their mistake, and they pay dearly for it. Because these new hires have no idea what they're doing. They can't code, build prototypes, and make the customer happy. This senior programmer was laid off after new management swooped in and hired a new kid. The programmer k…
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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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'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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'Billionaires aren't innovators, WE ARE, they just get to swoop in and take the credit': Employee laid off after finishing a major project for his company

The OP of the story raises a really interesting point. He dedicated countless hours to developing a new app for his company, a project that was supposed to bring in millions of dollars in revenue. So, how was he repaid? He was promptly let go. Shockingly, this isn't uncommon, as several other employees in the comment section shared similar experiences and offered advice. One worker responded, "I, too, was laid off immediately after finishing a project. Just sitting in my car with a...
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'[I] was immediately laid off when the app was complete': Development team gets gutted by new owner as soon as they deliver new app

What do you do when your company, nay—industry—regards employment not as an ongoing arrangement but as a mere rental of skilled labor? Sending you packing as soon as your position has served its most immediate purpose. In truth, it seems short-sighted since, when it comes to programming and development, there will always be a need for ongoing troubleshooting, updates, and improvements—who better to do that than the person who wrote the original program?
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'I was laid off right before raises and bonuses were due': Worker promised raise and bonus, gets fired instead

Some unfortunate situations in life arise out of mere happenstance or coincidence—but when something unfortunate happens to you that seems just a little too conveniently inconvenient, it can be hard to dismiss it as such. Of course, such thinking gives rise to all sorts of ridiculous conspiracy, but when your employer suddenly fires you just before you're set to receive a huge payout—one that they've been dangling on a stick all year like you're some kind of cartoon donkey—it just seems like th…
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'If you hire her, I'll quit': Employee terminates job candidate's offer after finding out the candidate is her old boss

'If you hire her, I'll quit': Employee terminates job candidate's offer after finding out the candidate is her old boss

One thought consistently haunts my brain, and that is you never know who might end up being your boss in the future… Karen from accounting who you suspect has taken your lunch at least seven times? You never know. It's not like upper management consists of the brightest crayons in the box… The proof is in the pudding with that one. This employee shared her own micromanager horror story on Reddit and explained the various ways in which her manager would make her feel like NOTHING she did was rig…
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'They backtracked real fast': Data analyst laid off without notice, offered reinstatement at reduced pay when things began falling apart

'They backtracked real fast': Data analyst laid off without notice, offered reinstatement 'at reduced pay' when things began falling apart

When given the opportunity, companies will always do what is best for them, and not for their employees. Every. Single. Time. It's 'just business', they say. 'Nothing personal', they say… And you are left picking up the pieces. Getting laid off sucks, no matter how long you've been working at the company, but if there is one thing worse than simply getting laid off, it's getting laid off without notice. As shared by u/Lotus2016, they were fired, without notice, effective immediately. OP had bee…
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'I couldn't train them': New hires don't take printing job seriously, printer room shuts down, company loses over $20,000

'I couldn't train them': New hires don't take printing job seriously, printer room shuts down, company loses over $20,000

Training new employees, teaching them the terrain, and getting them used to their new work habitat is often like taking toddlers to a playground and explaining how a slide works, or monkey bars. New hires are either energetic, upbeat, and willing to learn, or they are lazy, entitled, and demanding. Let's assume the latter, and let's imagine you report your new hires' lack of care to upper management. Let's go one step further and say that upper management couldn't care less. What would you do?…
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'My old boss asked if I might have a copy of their entire company's directory': Employee laid off then asked to recover important documents a year later

'My old boss asked if I might have a copy of their entire company's directory': Employee laid off then asked to recover important documents a year later

Can you imagine having this much leverage and not using it to your advantage? It's almost as crazy as a company not keeping any records of important documentation like their entire directory before laying off most of the company. Oh, wait… both of those scenarios are happening here. This Redditor was laid off about a year ago in a very unceremonious fashion. Essentially, most of the company was laid off at once with 30 minutes' notice at the end of a work day. It doesn't get much more savage th…
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'I was laid off from my job three months ago': Employee gets laid off, asked to come back three months later

Getting laid off from work is hard. It's a huge blow to your confidence and leaves you wondering where you're going and what your future prospects are. Maybe you're just not good enough to move forward on this career path—where can you get next? Who would possibly hire you after this failure? It's important to remember that being selected for layoffs doesn't necessarily say anything about you or your abilities; who knows if it even says anything at all. What's important is to get that CV togeth…
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