Workers Could Be Fired for This
Sometimes, work can be a fun place, but the next people might disagree with this statement. Sheer unprofessionalism, bad luck, or over-the-top employers, you simply won’t believe that these workers would be fired in the following situations. Some people managed to get themselves fired on the spot. If you have a troublesome job position, here are 24 things you should try doing and get yourself out of your work contract immediately! If you think you already have a good guess, hold on, and you will surely be surprised.
Below, click Next and check out these situations, and you won’t believe that these workers would be fired for doing this!
How Snapchat Gets You Fired
Snapchat is a great mobile phone app to let your friends know what you are up to. Unfortunately, there are either some things that we shouldn’t do at all or simply do not post them on social media. This girl posted a Snapchat story in which she recorded herself taking money from the cash draw right behind her manager’s back when they were talking to another employee. In her story, you could clearly see how she lifted the bill, and then she walked away with it like it’s no big deal!
How Not To Make Shifts Bearable
This employee used to work at a large print facility in the pre-press dept, a room in which files come in and are ready for print. The employee was already understood as quite an odd one by their team, but things got even worse. They would often go for a nap on their lunch break, right on top of the conference table. Other employees working other shifts complained that there is an odd smell in there, something like a nasty locker room. One day, when it was absolutely unbearable, the management team decided to review the security camera footage. It turned out that the employee was working naked.
Betrayed By The Snores
This employee was somewhat innocent – if we believe that they were exhausted because of the long working hours. We’ve all heard about people falling asleep at work, and, sometimes, we might have witnessed it ourselves. This situation is a bit extreme as the employee fell asleep nowhere other than the… toilet! The nap took two hours before they were discovered and fired on the spot.
Being Too Successful
Working as a high school coach comes with lots of challenges, including having to train teenagers that might or might not listen to you. This coach, however, was right on the opposite side – fired for their excellent performance! In fact, the school’s basketball team won the game with a score of 100-0, and the principal fired the Coach stating that this is not “Christ-like”. The school might have won, but Coach lost one day that. Sorry, Coach!
Going to KFC Spa
The next story is related to three KFC employees. If you are wondering what “KFC spa” is, rest assured – there’s no such thing. This is why the employees decided to go on a break together and take a bath in the restaurant’s sinks! Their fabulous idea, of course, backfired pretty soon as they were discovered. We must ask – isn’t this the most bizarre idea you’ve ever heard of? Well, maybe KFC should take this as a warning and cut down on working hours.
Fired for Being Way Too Sexy
We’ve all heard of so many discrimination issues in the workplace. Sometimes, attractive women score higher job positions because of their looks. Well, this one went backward as she was fired by her boss, reasoning that she is too sexy. Melissa, who was an experienced dental assistant, might have actually been kicked out by her boss’s wife, as some could argue. Regardless, it is unbelievable how he got away with this since it is wrong on every level!
Catching The Thief
You might think that catching the thief in the workplace is a good thing – well, think again, as it can get you fired. This person was the victim of having their food stolen from the fridge repeatedly, so they decided to put a stop to it. The employer did not resonate with the employee’s switch of the milk with white paint, so they were fired on the spot. It might be a bit too much to try to poison someone, but, thankfully, no harm was done in the end.
This time, there is not one, not three, but 14 employees that were fired immediately! Fourteen lifeguards from California, and pretty good ones, decided to record a mocking video of Gangnam Style. The managing team regretted their decision, though, as they were re-hired shortly after that. After all, why sack all these fun-loving lifeguards for having some fun-filled time? If anything, they should be appreciated for their humor.
Being a Hero
This next employee did something truly unbelievable – he saved a woman from a carjacking and, perhaps, even saved her life. His employers thought this was bad publicity, so they decided to sack him. They were totally unimpressed with his heroic actions, but we cannot say if this was a good decision. In the end, he only proved what he is capable of, and he deserves a raise and a bonus, not being fired!
A legal firm in Florida revealed new levels of paranoia. Several loyal employees were fired on the spot for wearing orange on their payday. Orange clothes was a tradition that started in the previous year, but, meanwhile, the executive team changed. They believed that the orange color, especially as all of them wore it, as an act of defiance that must be punished.
Fitting in With the Team
If you watched the series “Friends”, perhaps you remember the one episode in which Rachel picked up smoking so she can fit in with her team at work. This is pretty similar to this case, but the employee decided against smoking. In other words, the culprit was sacked for not being able to fit in with the team and work. Well, that’s an example of management that we should not follow!
Have you ever noticed that a person types very slowly, and that gets annoying? What about someone who actually writes everything in CAPITAL LETTERS? Well, try to combine the annoyance of the two and then add some more. This employee was fired because she was typing up all her emails in a red font and capital letters. To be honest, we can see how that can lead to quick frustration, but perhaps, a warning should have been enough!
This is surely on the bizarre side. The elevator in the workplace was found with… urine inside. Of course, the main question was, why? Just like any other sane person would ask. Michael replied that he repeatedly urinated in the elevator simply because he could do it, and he never got caught. Well, until now!
Too Many Quotes
Saying quotes from different movies and cartoons is quite the trend now. Also, most of us know how it feels to take a joke just a bit too far, so this sacking might be arguable. The employee was immediately sacked for repeating a Seinfeld quote one too many times. We must also add to this that the punchline was “You’re so good looking”, and the annoyed victim was one of his female work colleagues.
This is perhaps one of the funniest stories you will ever hear. The employee was sacked after jumping out of the boss’s wardrobe and scaring his business partners. Of course, when he jumped out of the closet, he did say the famous “Boo!”. Do you think this is enough ground for sacking someone? Well, perhaps the boss and the business partners do not enjoy Halloween too much, so that might be a reason.
Social Media Chaos
Never post too much personal insight on social media. This is a well-known fact and people repeat it over and over – however, some never learn. This employee was immediately sacked for posting a Facebook status claiming that she is bored at work. Although it is a bit silly, she kind of managed to sabotage her own workplace, although many businesses do allow Facebook use during breaks. Perhaps you could leave in style for a better, more interesting job instead?
This is perhaps the most unbelievable sacking on our entire list. This McDonald’s employee was sacked after she added a slice of cheese on their colleague’s hamburger. If you think that counts as stealing, here’s the rest of the story: the slice of cheese was a freebie, so free-of-charge anyway! Fortunately, the employee sued McDonald’s, and the court ruled in her favor, so the company had to pay her 4,200 euros.
This employee was fired after her boss discovered her secret stash of donuts in the freezer. She argued that she used to place the donuts there so she could eat while she had to clean the freezer. There is no information on the type of business she worked for, but if that was a donut shop and she did not pay for the donuts, that still counts as stealing. If not… well, perhaps the boss wanted a donut, too!
How many times did you actually see famous actors and actresses? Chances are, the favorite ones might never come along or, if they do, it is nearly impossible to approach them. The following employee got sacked after they approached a famous actor and asked for an autograph. The actor was eating at the restaurant she worked in. This seems a bit too much, doesn’t it?
The Standard of Stapling
Some people are incredible perfectionists, and we all understand that. However, when this affects your life and career, you might want to check it out. Otherwise, you turn into this boss who immediately fired their employee for not stapling papers according to their high standards. There might be a standard of stapling, but we are sure that this is a bit too much. Perhaps establishing some training courses on stapling papers might have been the right choice.
Not Following Job Requirements
We all receive this document with job requirements and duties, and we must follow up on our chores in order to keep our jobs. This employee got sacked for yawning! Apparently, as a security guard, they were supposed to simply stand there, not yawn while on duty. Someone should definitely clear up with the employee about sackable offenses, and yawning is surely not one of them.
Sports Is A Sensitive Topic
We all know the hurdles of choosing the best clothes for the first day at an interview or the first day at work. However, somewhere down the line, it is completely okay to feel like you need to add a bit of your personality into your outfits. This employee was fired because he wore a tie with the colors of his favorite football team. All we can guess from this is that the boss was perhaps a fan of another team!
The holiday season can be quite stressful for everyone. This is not only true at home, where we need to store the perfect gifts, decorate, and get ready for an expensive time, but also at work. However, this overstressing can sometimes turn into not-so-festive cheer whatsoever. The employee got sacked for saying “Ho-ho-ho” while being dressed as Santa Claus. Apparently, they got it wrong; it was supposed to be “Ha-Ha-Ha”. Such a great way of enforcing Christmas cheer, right?
Closing off this list, this situation is perhaps the most justifiable of them all. We all go through rough dating moments in our life, and we simply need some good old dating advice. However, there’s another piece of information: do not ask 8-9 years old kids about dating advice for yourself! This teacher was immediately fired for this, but one can easily see why this is not acceptable workplace conduct.