Top ten weird ways to get fired

There is no nice way to lose your job, especially during a recession. But, not every “you’re fired” is created equal. Here, courtesy of Oddee, are some of the worst—and weirdest—job-loss stories out there:

  • Waitress canned for cancer cut: After losing her father to cancer, a Canadian woman raised $2700 by shaving her head for the cause. Her employer wasn’t moved and she, sadly, was sacked.
  • Teen fired for Facebook update: OK, so changing your status to “bored at work” isn’t so smart. But what exactly was the boss doing on Facebook? Perhaps, Murano writes, he was also a tad “bored.”
  • Accountant let go for ‘confrontational’ caps: Next time you have the urge to write an ANGRY EMAIL to your BOSS, twink twice. A woman from New Zealand lost her job for sending emails that used not-so-friendly capital letters and colors.
  • Man axed for heroic arrest: A waiter from Florida was hailed a hero when he spotted a woman being car-jacked and ran from a restaurant to help. He saved her, but couldn’t save his job. His boss wasn’t impressed.

Click here for the rest of the list. (To find out the real reason HP’s CEO was fired, click here)


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3 Responses to Top ten weird ways to get fired

  1. A Michael J. Scott

    August 22, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Some of these “for cause” excuses are terrible.

  2. Holte Ender

    August 22, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    I got canned for taking a photograph one time, they were looking any excuse to cut the payroll, sounds like some of the above had the same thing in mind.

  3. fourdinners

    August 22, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Managers/bosses are pieces of shit on a good day.

    So speaks a former union rep.

    If you’re a boss/manager you are probably shit.

    Humanity eh?

    What a bunch of tossers.