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Who on here has been fired ? If so, why?

 

I once sent my boss an email because the Senior VP cost me a big deal ie a big commission check. I said to my boss something like "if I had handled the deal as he did I would expect to be fired." Somehow the VP saw my email and suddenly, yes, I was fired. I am EXTREMELY careful in what I say in emails now.

 

Who's next?

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I was fired once because I wore the lab jacket my Grandmother made me, which looked good with a turtleneck. I was told by my department head I was dismissed for not wearing a tie. I

went to the personel manager and told him I needed to speak to him. To disarm my apparent anger, he said, "You look sharp today". I won my case......

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I was fired once in high school. I was 16 working at a pizza place. I got into it with the manager, he just didn't care for me, he was in probably his late 40's early 50's and really didn't care for alot of the guys and was a creep to the girls but they didn't care much because it meant they could get away with just about any thing. Needless to say one day he got really snotty and just out of line acting like I was lucky to even have a job. He said something about how he'd whip my "butt" if I were his kid because I told him that everyone thought the way he treated people was out of line. Well it escelated and I said if he ever thought about trying that I'd hope he got in a first good shot because he wouldn't be doing much for a while after that. I wasn't a punk kid and never would've talked to an adult like that when I was a teen but this guy was just awful. He's the kind of guy that I bet probably was a punk when he was young and never grew out of it. Well I got written up for insubodination and people said they'd talk to the General Manager because the guy was way out of line.

 

So fast forward a couple of weeks, the guy got fired within two weeks of when I did for getting into a physical alternation with another male employee. I talked to the other managers and they said I could have my job back if I wanted, and they apologized for how every thing happened but I was over it and just chose to seek out other opportunities of employment.

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Been fired twice. Once the supervisor was just a complete idiot, unprofessional, etc. Once because there were about 20 investors in a business I was running and 2 of them (that collectively owned about 2.5%) were SO meddlesome that I didn't even care that they "wanted to go in a different direction" (The company was growing, but not fast enough for them). The vindication came when the person that replaced me completely ran the company into the ground, losing all of their investment!

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I worked at a hardware store in high school and early college. The store owner (who was never actually at the store) had a daughter my age. The daughter was a cheerleader at a rival high school, and had quite the.....ummm....."reputation". Not only did she have a reputation that preceded her, but she also had quite the spoiled-little-rich-girl attitude to go along with it.

 

Anyway, after I'd been working at the store for a few years, the owner gave the daughter a summer position at the store, and surprise-surprise, we were stuck on virtually identical work schedules. Well after a month or so of dealing with my new and extraordinarily obnoxious co-worker, I decided to play a little joke. I happened to know a useful little shortcut for programming items into the computer, wherein you could fix it so when you type in a specific word, a desired item would ring up without having to pick up and scan the barcode on that item This was very useful for large items and items things like mulch, topsoil, and bales of straw that weren't regularly stored indoors. So for example: We'd type in "top50" and it would ring up a 50lb bag of topsoil, "playsand" would ring up a bag of sanitized playsand, etc. etc.

 

Well I fixed it so if you typed in the daughter's name, the computer system would bring up this product. :D

 

So long story short, dad came across my little shortcut, and for some reason or another, I suddenly was no longer selling hardware :idunno:

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I worked at a hardware store in high school and early college. The store owner (who was never actually at the store) had a daughter my age. The daughter was a cheerleader at a rival high school, and had quite the.....ummm....."reputation". Not only did she have a reputation that preceded her, but she also had quite the spoiled-little-rich-girl attitude to go along with it.

 

Anyway, after I'd been working at the store for a few years, the owner gave the daughter a summer position at the store, and surprise-surprise, we were stuck on virtually identical work schedules. Well after a month or so of dealing with my new and extraordinarily obnoxious co-worker, I decided to play a little joke. I happened to know a useful little shortcut for programming items into the computer, wherein you could fix it so when you type in a specific word, a desired item would ring up without having to pick up and scan the barcode on that item This was very useful for large items and items things like mulch, topsoil, and bales of straw that weren't regularly stored indoors. So for example: We'd type in "top50" and it would ring up a 50lb bag of topsoil, "playsand" would ring up a bag of sanitized playsand, etc. etc.

 

Well I fixed it so if you typed in the daughter's name, the computer system would bring up this product. :D

 

So long story short, dad came across my little shortcut, and for some reason or another, I suddenly was no longer selling hardware :idunno:

That is a riot my friend. Too funny.
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If I get fired, it's probably because I'm posting in this thread rather than something else I could be doing.

 

That's awesome!

 

I worked at a hardware store in high school and early college. The store owner (who was never actually at the store) had a daughter my age. The daughter was a cheerleader at a rival high school, and had quite the.....ummm....."reputation". Not only did she have a reputation that preceded her, but she also had quite the spoiled-little-rich-girl attitude to go along with it.

 

Anyway, after I'd been working at the store for a few years, the owner gave the daughter a summer position at the store, and surprise-surprise, we were stuck on virtually identical work schedules. Well after a month or so of dealing with my new and extraordinarily obnoxious co-worker, I decided to play a little joke. I happened to know a useful little shortcut for programming items into the computer, wherein you could fix it so when you type in a specific word, a desired item would ring up without having to pick up and scan the barcode on that item This was very useful for large items and items things like mulch, topsoil, and bales of straw that weren't regularly stored indoors. So for example: We'd type in "top50" and it would ring up a 50lb bag of topsoil, "playsand" would ring up a bag of sanitized playsand, etc. etc.

 

Well I fixed it so if you typed in the daughter's name, the computer system would bring up this product. :D

 

So long story short, dad came across my little shortcut, and for some reason or another, I suddenly was no longer selling hardware :idunno:

 

That's awesomer!

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