Mon. Mar 4th, 2024


1.”I used to be fired from a fast-food restaurant on the primary day. I used to be about 10 minutes into my first shift and was on the register. My boyfriend and his finest buddy got here in to get some lunch and say hello. I didn’t discuss to them apart from to say hello and take their order, but it surely was clear to my supervisor that I knew them. My supervisor requested in the event that they have been my associates and I mentioned one was my boyfriend and the opposite was a buddy. She fired me as a result of the buddy, who was the son of the franchise proprietor in our space, had labored there and stole a ton of meals and cash from them. I didn’t know this, however clearly, my bf and his buddy knew and thought it was hilarious to see the supervisor get extraordinarily indignant to even see them there. She kicked us all out. I broke up with my bf the subsequent day as a result of he wasn’t sorry. They value me my job.”

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2.”I work in a small workplace. A few years in the past we employed a temp employee to assist out whereas the traditional secretary was out on medical depart for a month or two. The temp was total doing nicely — however made some bizarre errors, and talked lots. Nonetheless, we chalked it as much as her being new and nervous. Everybody appreciated her so the HR supervisor instructed her that we might be joyful to rent her full-time in an entry-level place as soon as her temp time period was up. Two hours later, one other coworker got here flying in to seek out me in a panic. The temp apparently ‘celebrated’ this excellent news a bit too laborious and was fall-down wasted on the entrance desk.”

“Seems she had a consuming drawback. The rationale she made some bizarre errors was she drank a lot ‘espresso’ and was actually quiet within the morning then tremendous chipper on the finish of the day. Seems she was consuming EVERY DAY. We discovered an unfinished bottle of tequila within the desk drawer. For sure, she did not even see out the temp time period.”


3.”I needed to practice a lady as a cocktail waitress. She was miffed that she hadn’t been employed as a bartender at a high-volume prime 40 meat market. Half an hour in, she requested me what went right into a gin and tonic. That was solely the start. It was apparent she was extra taken with discovering a boyfriend than working.”

“I talked to the boss. The subsequent day he instructed me I may fireplace her the primary time she tousled. One other time he employed an everyday and she or he instructed me she was solely doing the job till she obtained sufficient cash for a deliberate journey. I shared that and he referred to as her the subsequent day saying it wasn’t going to work out.”


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4.”My first job was as a hostess at a pleasant restaurant. One of many different hostesses got here in together with her associates on her night time off and tried to order drinks with a faux I.D., apparently not realizing that her employer knew she was underneath 21. We by no means noticed her once more.”


5.”My summer time job in faculty was working at a printing press in a mill. We made cereal containers. It was laborious handbook labor: 12-hour shifts, six days per week, and extremely soiled. On my first day, there was a gaggle of 5 of us beginning. One lady had lengthy hair, completely manicured French-tip nails, and a face filled with make-up. I solely observed her as a result of she stood out in opposition to the remainder of us in our outdated denims and work boots (guys and ladies). They paired every of us with somebody on the ground to ‘see the way it was completed’ earlier than our official orientation. We hit the ground at 7 a.m. We went on break at 9 a.m. and the lady instructed everybody she was going exterior to smoke. She by no means got here again. She apparently instructed her coach it was ‘too laborious’. She lasted two hours.”


6.”I obtained a job once I was 17 as a hostess for a brunch place as a result of my buddy was the opposite host they usually have been principally giving the job away. I labored perhaps three or 4 shifts whole.”

“On the final day, it was Sunday morning and I had been up since 3 a.m. with meals poisoning. I referred to as in sick, and the supervisor fired me over the cellphone after which hung up on me. I’m nonetheless afraid to name in sick to this present day.”


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7.”At my final job — a restaurant — my supervisor employed two guys who interviewed nicely. They have been actually gradual when it got here to studying issues on the job, nonetheless. My supervisor wished to fireplace them each of their first-month evaluate however I talked her out of it to provide them an opportunity to enhance and {that a} month of solely working a mean of two shifts per week was hardly sufficient time to be taught the job nicely.”

“By the two-month evaluate, considered one of them had managed to be sexist to his skilled espresso coach throughout a particular coaching session, had given up on most well being and security issues as a result of he claimed it was too troublesome to recollect and his outdated job did not observe them, and he managed to set fireplace to a microwave. He was fired throughout that evaluate, not due to all of the issues he had completed, however as a result of he refused to take the blame for any of it.

Fortunately the opposite man picked issues up somewhat higher so I may at the least show I used to be proper to not simply fireplace folks after barely coaching them.”


8.”After I was in faculty, I labored part-time for my older cousin, who was a household regulation legal professional. My job title was ‘courtroom runner’ that means I took paperwork to courtroom for submitting, however she had me do the whole lot else underneath the solar for her like going looking for birthday items for her personal grandkids. I labored there for two.5 years, continually having my hours modified, barely getting a $1 elevate after virtually begging, doing menial chores for her, after which she fired me as a result of one of many different attorneys ‘caught’ me engaged on homework — whereas I used to be on a break. For sure, she was reduce out of the household.”

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9.”A girl who by no means actually labored (however wished extra hours — she’d all the time say sure to extra hours however then say, ‘Oh I can not work it’) requested somebody to cowl her shift. The candy worker mentioned okay since no one else may, despite the fact that her husband was off they usually wished to spend the day collectively. Effectively, the girl CAME INTO THE STORE THAT VERY DAY SHE ASKED OFF. She browsed round like nothing mattered. The opposite worker working for her was clearly upset and she or he’s not one for confrontation (truthfully, me both, however this was a snap) so I mentioned, ‘I assumed you could not work at the moment? So why are you right here?’ That was the large examine on ‘She will probably be fired inside the month.'”


10.”I work in a child’s space at a health club — precise health club courses for teenagers to advertise bodily exercise. The supervisor instructed me a lady was coming in to be taught the ropes. She confirmed up late with no different cause than ‘it is not an enormous deal,’ didn’t go close to the children or converse to us, was not in uniform, and left after half an hour (shift is 4 hours) as a result of ‘She had locations to be.’ She was fired half an hour after she left.”


11.”My dad employed a store supervisor as soon as and suspended him lower than ten minutes later when he refused to do any of the menial work. He thought that as a supervisor he simply obtained to sit down round and provides orders all day.”

“His dismissal was confirmed a couple of week later, as a result of, you realize, legal guidelines in opposition to unfair dismissal and all that. You’ll be able to’t simply fireplace somebody. You must show you had a authentic cause for it.”


12.”I am going to always remember this one co-worker I had once I labored retail. Her first shift was a Friday, referred to as and mentioned she was sick, and I instructed her to attempt to get protection and gave her choices. By no means referred to as me again and by no means answered the cellphone. I attempted her once more Saturday simply to see if she was coming in. No response and no voicemail. A coworker referred to as her from her cell and she or he picked up the cellphone — at a celebration. She did not present up on Sunday. She FINALLY got here in on Monday and did okay. Wednesday, she was late, however she made it. Friday rolls round once more. I lastly get to fulfill this individual, and she or he’s a no-show/no-call. For sure, my boss needed to fireplace her.”

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13.”I work at a restaurant. They already had a man working, most likely round 18 years outdated. He solely labored as soon as per week for a couple of hours, he was simply beginning out. He was late each time and did not do something actually. We would be in the course of a lunch rush and all of us are operating round like loopy, making meals, serving, taking orders, and many others. and he is simply standing there on his cellphone or staring out the window. He all the time needed to be instructed to do one thing. After I stopped seeing him after two or 3 times I did not even must ask why.”


14.”I used to be the top lifeguard at a small city public pool for a number of summers. We had one highschool child on our sub listing to fill in after we have been short-staffed — and he lasted one shift. He did a number of dumb issues, however the worst was he simply left the pool. I used to be guarding the shallow finish, he was watching a few children within the deep finish. Swiftly I search for and he is gone. His reasoning: we instructed him we rotated each hour, and when his alternative did not relieve him precisely on time, he thought he deserved a break anyway. If he had simply mentioned one thing it might have been high-quality.”


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15.”I work at a college with college students with particular wants. The brand new man left for lunch, and got here again smelling of weed. He was politely instructed to go dwelling and by no means come again.”


16.”I noticed a brand new colleague introducing himself across the workplace at roughly 8 a.m. Somebody observed his absence at round 4 p.m. and requested the place he was. It wasn’t lengthy earlier than we came upon he’d been sacked. Other than our bosses and their PAs, no one knew what he did to warrant the sacking.”


17.”I labored in retail and a brand new lady on her first day instructed a lady together with her little one that she could not hear her over ‘her annoying whiny brat’ after which refused to honor a coupon for a buyer and instructed the woman it wasn’t her drawback. She was escorted out inside three hours.”


18.”I as soon as noticed any individual get fired as a result of she got here into work smelling like booze after which handed out drunk within the lavatory after lunch.”


19.”I witnessed this at a retail job. A part of the closing duties have been to place the shop again so as by folding garments and vacuuming. A brand new rent was actually enthusiastic till she was requested to brush the ground with a Swiffer mop. She broke down crying saying she by no means had to try this earlier than and stop. The bizarre factor was that she was from a quick meals retailer in the identical mall — she by no means needed to mop the flooring?”


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