Everybody’s lost a job at some point. Almost everyone’s been fired at least once for one reason or another. My only time was a bit strange since I wasn’t technically working there – they brought me on on a trial basis and my first day there was a discrepancy with the cash count that made it appear as though I’d maybe taken $100. Unsurprisingly, they weren’t eager to hear my explanation or to bring me back in. They were also closed down like three months later, so, no big loss I guess.
Here are some more intriguing firing stories from people on Twitter using the hashtag #AndThenIWasFired:
15. Ugly sweater party
Now that’s what I call a fashion statement.
I was the computer operator for a big company in the 1980's. For a couple months the ugliest plaid fleece coat imaginable was hanging on the coat rack. Finally, I was so fed up with it I took it home and threw it in our garbage. Found it was my bosses. #andtheniwasfired #yep ??
— CatManDude?? (@johnszim) November 11, 2019
14. It really sticks
As well you should be, Satan.
I cooked fish in the microwave #AndThenIWasFired
— Melissa is still staying at home (@euflorium) November 11, 2019
13. The spirits within
Have a little class, man.
[arriving at work]
My boss: Tim, is that whiskey on your breath?
Me: What? No.
MB: I smell whiskey on you
Me: It's vodka, you uncultured swine
— Tim* (@timhasissues) November 11, 2019
12. Night night
Be careful what you green light.
— "Mad Cat" Cattis (@GeneralCattis) November 11, 2019
11. Spacing out
So what I’m reading here is “I was doing a lot of drugs back then.”
My dumbass once took 14 days off to see Phish and completely forgot. I saw my schedule and thought they were "firing me" passive aggressively. I texted my boss and "quit" then she replied "You took these two weeks off for Phish…"#AndThenIWasFired
— Hanpua (@hangwiththebees) November 11, 2019
10. Office intrigue
Hope it was worth it.
— Bere Vega (@berevega19) November 11, 2019
9. Cutting the cheese
Wax on, job off.
— Stephen C. (@MrMammalz) November 11, 2019
8. Picking favorites
Maybe don’t work so much your nanny raises your kid.
I was on vacation with a family I nannied for. The kid wanted to play with me instead of his mom… #AndThenIWasFired
— Stephani (@Steph_A_Nanny) November 11, 2019
7. Calmly and politely
Well I can’t imagine why they’d object to that.
— Andree Cates (@andecate) November 11, 2019
6. Throwing up, throwing out
Good for you, dude.
One of the guys on my team was throwing up at his desk. The CEO pulled me into his office and told me "Do not send him home. I'm not paying for another sick day". I walked out of his office and sent my guy home. #AndThenIWasFired
— Plain Ol' Johnny Graz says #NeverBumpNeverTriden (@jvgraz) November 11, 2019
5. Public profile
Careful what you post.
They saw my Twitter account #AndThenIWasFired
— Ms. Dreamer ? (@MsJadeDreamer) November 11, 2019
4. Your dog is sick
Are you literally Mother of Dragons?
I brought my Komodo dragon to work on bring your dog to work day #AndThenIWasFired
— Scott Williams (@jswilliams1962) November 11, 2019
3. Eye see you
Seriously, that was enough to do it?
— Ann Koontz (@AnnKoontz4) November 11, 2019
2. License to kill
How dare you not do my job.
Wrote an email saying we needed to buy more software licenses that went unnoticed for two weeks until errors began occurring #AndThenIWasFired for not updating the licenses. pic.twitter.com/RJsEU2myit
— ?Michael (???…?) (@quickbear) November 11, 2019
1. Time after time
Wait…was this tweet written by the cat?
— Missy.Every.Kat (@kat_every) November 11, 2019
Jobs come and jobs go. The important thing is to try to find some fulfilling work – and stay away from jerks.
What’s your #AndThenIGotFired story?
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