Finding a dream job that you thoroughly love is one thing, but keeping it… keeping it is a whole other challenge entirely. Just because you’ve passed all the interviews, signed the contract, and already introduced yourself to all the guys and gals at the watercooler doesn’t mean that you’ll necessarily be around for long. Sometimes, people do the most gosh darn stupid things and end up getting fired at the drop of a hat.

Redditor r/njaana asked their fellow r/AskReddit users to open up about the fastest that they’ve ever seen a new coworker get fired and, wow, did they deliver! Their stories are candid, hilarious, and will make you consider the wonderful fact that the global economy is still intact when there are so many ‘employees’ like this moving from job to job.

When you’re done scrolling down and reading the stories, don’t forget to give the ones that caught your attention the most an upvote. Be sure to let everyone know which ones had you laughing and cringing the hardest and share your own experiences about fresh-faced but inadequate colleagues in the comments.

Redditor u/njaana, the author of the thread, shared with Bored Panda the inspiration behind their question and also went into detail about the reality of the job industry in India and how unfair things can be. Scroll down to read what they had to say.

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People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones I worked at a bill collection firm in the early '90s (don't judge me). A guy started working there, went through the two days of training, and then started working. After about an hour, he got up and left. Didn't say, 'I quit.' Didn't say, 'this job isn't for me.' He just got up to go to the bathroom, went through the front door, and drove away. It took the managers a few hours to figure out that this guy had gotten the job with a fake name, and erased his own debt on the computer.

M_Looka , pixabay Report

Cactus McCoy
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3 months ago

Nice one. That's dedication.

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People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones He slept with the boss's daughters — yes, daughters — the night he got hired. The real twist was that one of those daughters is now his wife, and his former boss is his mother-in-law. So, I guess he got the last laugh, and a lot of awkward family dinners.

ZombifiedVegan , Jose Losada Report

Nadine Bamberger
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3 months ago

There must be a cloud of cringe hovering over the Thanksgiving table.

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#3

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones I worked at a fast-food restaurant. The new guy came in for his first shift, which was an evening shift in the drive-thru. He literally posted where he was and what he was doing on social media, and told all of his buddies to come through for free food. He then started screwing up orders on purpose, and handed his friends free stuff. The manager called the police and he got arrested.

october_rust_ , Erik Mclean Report

jenjie.newt
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3 months ago

According to this thread, corporate misbehavior is merely fire-able while fast food misdeeds require police

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The author of the viral thread, u/njaana, said that they'd seen a lot of TV shows where people got fired for doing stupid things. Naturally, they wanted to check if there's some truth to that or if it was all made up for entertainment purposes. We'd say they got their answer! Sometimes, fact is stranger than fiction. According to the redditor, the core reason why people act this way and get immediately fired is their lack of maturity. Meanwhile, they shared that the very worst thing they've seen their coworkers doing is sleeping on the job.

The redditor explained that in India, the locals really value their jobs because getting them is a challenge. They also mentioned that the system is very unfair, with people ruthlessly vying for government jobs that offer job stability. "I am not from the U.S or a developed nation, I am from India. Here, people really value a job as it's hard to get even if you have the required qualification due to the large population, so people are more inclined towards government jobs because it has job security and other benefits and the chances of getting fired from it are very low," they told Bored Panda.

#4

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones We had a new IT hire. It was his first full-time job, he had good qualifications, and seemed okay. His first night, staff called me. He was spamming women with messages on their private phones. One woman's husband called me, saying her phone's camera was on nonstop and wouldn't turn off. He also installed software to switch on their cameras remotely. On day one. He wasn't allowed back on the premises.

maxil_za , ThisIsEngineering Report

Andy Acceber
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3 months ago

Not allowed back on the premises? That's the minimum. This guy should have been reported and criminal charges pressed.

BlackestDawn
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3 months ago

In fairness that might be the extent of knowledge submitter has in the matter.

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Mihai Mara
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3 months ago

I hope he was handed over to the police.

Anne
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3 months ago

I hope the computer he worked from was wiped.. you never know where he linked the powers to..

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
3 months ago

In a way it was a good thing that he came out swinging, could've been worse if he'd been "smart" about his creepiness.

Caro Caro
Community Member
3 months ago

Call the cops.

Thomas Stead
Community Member
3 months ago

creep

Random Anon
Community Member
3 months ago

This is one problem with internal IT generally. There are too many technically capable people, minus the accountability. If I did that with my clients, I will be facing lawsuits and very likely jail time.

Yvette Desmarais
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3 months ago

That's changing as companies realize the threat from internal IT. See Edward Snowden.

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jammer
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3 months ago

Can’t get kicked out of the federal sex offenders list.

SuperChicken
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3 months ago

Hope there was a warrant for his arrest.

PeachPossum
Community Member
3 months ago

He was engaging in domestic espionage and stalking and all the boss did was fire him? Cripes.

AndersM
Community Member
3 months ago

Creep

Id row
Community Member
3 months ago

Fast food worker gets arrested for giving out some burgers and fries, but this? He's just not allowed back? wtf? This is a legit crime.

deanna woods
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3 months ago

He should have been turned over to the police.

Dre Mosley
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3 months ago

The worst we had was a guy busted for watching porn at work on his work computer.

mcborge1
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3 months ago

Ugh! some people.

*me*
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3 months ago

Dude…

Lyone Fein
Community Member
3 months ago

Ewwww

AnnaBanana
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3 months ago

Woah! Mega creep alert!

humdrum
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3 months ago

What is that monitor? I want it.

Ryan Michael
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3 months ago

Creep

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#5

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones Boss hired a vegan to work in the cafe were we do coffee and mainly breakfast food. So lots of eggs, cheese and meats and you know, milk. She refused to touch anything with animal products and lasted about 15 minutes. Not sure how she survived the interview process and didn't pick up on the use of milk in coffee drinks or what breakfast food had in it.

spytez , jeffreyw Report

Jo Johannsen
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3 months ago

Seriously, how did she think that was going to work?

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#6

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones We had a guy start in London on a Monday, and he left for a a conference in Seattle later that week. I met him at Heathrow with his badge and laptop on his first morning, and boarded the flight with him. Longish story, but he ended up slapping a member of the flight crew because she wouldn’t let him sit in business class. I called HR when we landed and fired him in baggage claim. We paid for him to fly back to the UK next day.

Ok-Zookeepergame-698 , Ian BrownFollow Report

Jo Johannsen
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3 months ago

Surprised he wasn't taken off the plane in cuffs.

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The author of the thread, u/njaana, explained to Bored Panda that government employees have far too much power compared to everyone else. "Government employees can do whatever they want and most of them treat tax-paying citizens [badly]. We, the people of India, don't have any idea of our rights, we fear police who are supposed to protect us, the police are corrupt here, they often take bribes and break laws, and use their position for personal vendetta," they went into detail about the harsh reality of everyday life in India.

"It's true in the case of most government employees, they are rude and don't do any work properly. In my country, only people with power and money are treated as citizens and it's horrible, so I wanted to know how was the situation in other countries, that's why I really made the post to know if what was portrayed in the TV shows was true."

#7

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones I used to train new hires at a warehouse. We have a floor for robots to zoom around on, full of merchandise, and cold spite. Only certified technicians could set foot on that floor. The rest of us? Instant termination if we did it. We stressed this frequently throughout orientation. I was training a group of new hires at a work station on their first night. One of our managers came over to introduce himself. One guy, who had already been copping an attitude, asked him about stepping on the floor. The manager reiterated what we told everyone: Do it, and you're fired. The guy said, 'You mean don't do this?' And put one foot on the floor. Away he went. I heard the rest of the new trainees laughing over how stupid he was. He was even whining about it the whole time his termination was being processed.

TigerInMyVENUS , GreyOrange Report

Caro Caro
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3 months ago

Why? Just why would you do that?

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#8

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones On her first morning, she wrote an email to her manager about how grateful she was to be with the company, how she looked forward to working for us, etc. She also wrote an email to her friend about how she'd got a cushy gig, and would scam them for as much training as possible for the first couple of months, and then leave. Apart from the general lack of wisdom of saying this on the company email system, when writing such contradictory emails, it's vitally important to put the right addressee on the right email. She walked out the door after two-and-a-half hours.

pmc666 , Andrew Neel Report

Jo Johannsen
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3 months ago

Wow, bright as a potato.

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#9

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones Many years ago, we hired a line cook that had a decent amount of experience. He started on steak night. The first steak was undercooked. Re-fire, undercooked. On his third try, undercooked. Fourth try, the cow was still mooing when it came off the grill. The front of house manager goes to head chef and tells him to kick the cook off the line, so he does. His new job was to replace me on the sauté station. The first order he got there was for a side of asparagus, so he put the asparagus into the hot pan and added enough oil to deep-fry them. He turned on the stove. Oil escaped and hit the flame, and started a fire. He went to grab water, and if not for my head chef stealing the cup, we might've had a bigger fire. Just like that, gone. It turned out, all of his previous jobs were real places, but his supervisors were just friends who lied. Total time of employment: three hours.

NuclearEyedSquirrel , Michael Browning Report

Caro Caro
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3 months ago

That nitwit could have burned the place down. Why not let the new chef cook something before hiring?

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This isn’t the first time that Bored Panda has written about new co-workers getting fired: it’s a popular topic on Reddit. Here’s an article that we put together on the topic earlier in case this list hasn’t fully sated your hunger for workplace drama.

It’s fairly obvious that you shouldn’t come to work drunk, hungover, or worse for wear. However, some people think that such obvious rules don’t apply to them, hence all the stories on Reddit about new co-workers getting fired quicker than the ink on their hiring paperwork had the time to dry.

A large part of a new colleague’s initial success comes from finding a balance between being ambitious and energetic, as well as humble and keen to learn. Starting a new job means learning how all the processes work, who your coworkers are, what’s expected of you, and what the greatest challenges you’ll face are.

#10

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones On the first day of a new daycare hire, she spanked a child.

maid-for-hire , Gautam Arora Report

Kat Olmstead
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3 months ago

I hope charges were filed.

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#11

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones A new employee showed up to work early on her first day to eat. We worked at sub restaurant, and she came in with a competitor's stub and started eating in the lobby while in uniform. The boss nicely asked her to eat in the back so customers wouldn't see. She started screaming and throwing a fit, so the boss told her to leave and not come back. I'm not sure if you can really even say she got fired...she never clocked in once.

eatMYcookieCRUMBS , MIKI Yoshihito Report

Cip IESAN
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3 months ago

Early '90's, in my hometown, big event, the inauguration of the Coca-Cola factory (during the communist regime we had no coke). Special guest, a big guy from Atlanta, John I Don't Remember His Name. Me, at that time a 25 yo journalist, with some colleagues from other newspapers, drinking Pepsi in a corner. Not on purpose. I still remember the way he started laughing when he saw us...

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#12

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones guy drove a forklift into a fire hydrant, in front of a safety rep for the company. His supervisor was called over, and he immediately tells the supervisor that he won’t pass a piss test, as he used his only bottle of clean piss earlier that day when he hired in.

Everybody standing there immediately burst into laughter, which continued as security (also laughing) escorted him off site. Even the supervisor was all smiles...just gave him a pat on the back and wished him the best of luck. It was wild.

Hollywood899 , Mike Mozart Report

Vorknkx
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3 months ago

Well, at least he was honest about it... if that's any consolation.

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That’s why it’s so important to put your ego aside and absorb all the knowledge that you can. Ask questions. Heck, ask a lot of questions. Double-check things if you’re unsure even if you feel like you’re repeating yourself: it’s always best to be sure than to make a mistake later on just because you didn’t want to ‘inconvenience’ someone. And if you do make a mistake? It’s no big deal, as long as you learn from it. Your attitude and willingness to adapt are vital if you want to make a good first impression. Meanwhile, a penchant for breaking rules will most likely not.

The Leadership Lab suggests avoiding comparing your old workplace to your new one. It’s something that you should completely avoid doing in your first days and weeks at your new job, according to them.

“Your job is not to criticize what you see. You don’t want to step on anyone’s toes or offend your co-workers right when you’re starting a new job. Being positive and giving constructive criticism after learning more about your new company is a much better way of creating positive change in your current workplace,” they explain that we should opt for learning instead of criticism and for positive change instead of poking at all the various flaws that we see.

#13

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones There was a new guy hired as quality control inspector after a lot of vetting. The job site was an aluminum extrusions factory — lots of hot, sharp, and heavy things that could crush your hands and slice you up, not to mention all the moving parts. He showed up first day on the job reeking of beer. He said, 'I was just celebrating my new job with my friends before work!' He refused the booze blow test at a nearby hospital. Paperwork was completed and he was fired after 90 minutes by the supervisor and HR.

atomicsnarl , Alexander Popov Report

Cip IESAN
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3 months ago

Maybe they saved his life / health.

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People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones I worked in maintenance at a beach resort. One of the housekeepers managed to get her son a job as a 'runner', someone who would collect the dirty laundry after the housekeepers stripped the beds. She was actually worried when he started working, because I guess he'd a bad track record with other jobs. About three days after he started working, his mother confronted him about his new, expensive-looking athletic shoes and a gold chain around his neck. He just shot back something about having a job now, which didn't make sense because he hadn't even been paid yet. About the same time, there were a couple of reports at the front desk from guests who were missing large sums of money. A police report was made, and people were questioned. So after only about four days, this kid was fired and went to jail for stealing from guest rooms.

BaconReceptacle , Vishnu Prasad Report

Caro Caro
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3 months ago

Poor mum.

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#15

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones Several years ago, working as a lifeguard at the town pool, we get a new guy named Tim. Tim showed up to his first shift 30 minutes late, gets into the chair, and spends the entire rotation turned away from the pool. We were all very confused. The chair rotated on the stands, and he was actively facing away from the pool.

Turns out he was really hungry, and was enjoying the smells coming from the snack bar. This was the actual explanation he gave his new boss. He was fired in the first 15 minutes of his first rotation.

A true legend of stupidity.

squeakycleaned , Malaya Sadler Report

Katie Lutesinger
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3 months ago

Hopefully no-one in the pool got into difficulties while this jagoff was sniffing the hot chips with vinegar.

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Whether you’re extroverted, introverted, or an ambivert (like most of us), you really ought to put in the effort to get to know your department, as well as the colleagues you’ll be closely working together with daily. If you come together as a team, your job will be far easier. You’ll end up learning a lot about the hidden ins and outs of the position while the relationships you foster will mean that you’ll end up receiving support when you need it.

So take the time to get to know your coworkers. Go and grab a cup of coffee together. Join them for lunch or even for a drink after work. Don’t feel like you’re forced to do these things, however, keep in mind that these are the people you’ll be spending a third of your waking workday with.

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People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones It was his second week. The guy came to work very drunk, picked up the emergency axe, and trashed the place with it. He was instantly fired and processed in court shortly after.

Bonguri , Gianluca Report

Kat Olmstead
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3 months ago

This is terrifying. This is a serial killer in the making.

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#17

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones I worked in construction for eight years. Guys would quit all the time but the fastest was this kid named Austin. Austin was rail thin and wouldn't stop looking at his phone. Our boss told him to run a wheelbarrow full of dirt to a pile and he sighed before trudging over to it. The kid moved that wheelbarrow maybe fifteen feet, set it down and started looking at his phone again. Boss asked him what he was doing and he said it was "too hard" and he was calling his girlfriend to pick him up. Austin lasted a grand total of five minutes.

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Kat Olmstead
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3 months ago

I feel sorry for his future wife.

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#18

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones Girl wouldnt stop texting during orientation, despite being asked to stop.

She was escorted out in an hour.

Nateosis , DuoNguyen Report

Roxy Eastland
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3 months ago

She didn't even want to be there

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Meanwhile, Forbes points out that new employees should avoid giving unsolicited advice to their coworkers. You should also avoid announcing all the changes you plan on introducing without first getting to know all about why the things that are done are done the way they are.

Forbes also suggests avoiding boasting to your coworkers (nobody likes a braggart) or bossing them around like you know much better than them. You should also avoid showing your frustration if your coworkers can’t meet your high standards. Be humble at the start. Be willing to learn. First, adapt… then consider making improvements.

#19

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones Worked in an office where the manager was a bit on the curvy side.

They hired some new guy who was also a rotound man. Whenever the manager walked by he would visibly stare at her butt and go "MM!"

When I got back from lunch all his stuff was gone.

iScoopPoop , Eduardo Alexandre Report

Caro Caro
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3 months ago

So he MMoved on I guess?

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#20

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones I was working in a small grocery store and we had a new butcher start. He showed up and asked the boss to pay for his taxi because he didn’t have any money until payday. He worked for a few hours and then left for lunch and never returned. We find out why when we went to close the cash register and it was off by about $1,000. So we checked the cameras and watched him shove the cash into his big rain boots. The kicker though? He went to play poker and that’s exactly where the cops found him hours later, with some money still in his boot.

madamsyntax , Max Delsid Report

Nadine Bamberger
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3 months ago

Why was there so much money in a small shop's register after only half a day?

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#21

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones 3 1/2 hours. She started the same day as me. Part way through the morning I told a couple of jokes to break the ice. She said she had a couple of good ones and started off with "What do you call a n****r who...." She went for lunch and never returned.

UnfinishedThings , Mehrpouya H Report

Caro Caro
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3 months ago

Someone drowned her I hope.

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#22

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones First day at a CPA firm, guy gets a talking to from management because he followed a group of female coworkers to a restaurant at lunch, sat at a nearby table, and stared creepily at them for the entire meal.

He got fired a couple of days later for logging into and using a coworker's computer without permission. Never heard what he was doing on that computer, but I think it's pretty safe to say it was something that he didn't want to use his own computer for.

cleo_wafflesmack , Glenn Carstens-Peters Report

Caro Caro
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3 months ago

Bloody creep.

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#23

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones Worked delivering beer for a few years. We ran through a lot of employees really quickly to the point where we would hire 3 at a time and hope one would stick. Fastest I ever saw was a guy came in for his first day at 7 am, got assigned to drive with a manager (because we were short staffed and the manager was driving routes), and was handed the keys and told to pull the truck into the dock. Never came to the dock. Manager goes looking for him ten minutes later, finds him finishing a beer in our repacking room. Is immediately let go. Twenty minutes on the job.

impossiblejams , elevate Report

Cip IESAN
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3 months ago

But he was innocent! He just tested the stuff before delivery, to be sure it's good quality!

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#24

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones Worked on a logging crew 15 years ago. They hired a guy that “grew up on the farm working hard”… fired by noon day 1 because he literally looked like he was going to pass out and die after a few hours of “light duty” labor.

Independent_Ad_9373 , Gene Gallin Report

Valisbourne Spiritforge
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3 months ago

My first job out of high school was working in a lumber mill. I was turning the logs onto the saw carriage, then turning them after cutting. I finished my first day on my knees with my shoulders looking like bubble wrap from sun burn. It got better and I grew accustomed to the job, but I started looking for different work as soon as possible. (I did NOT 'grow up on the farm' either)

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#25

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones Some cocktail waitress on her first day walked out with the main bar's tip jar. No one even noticed because we were so busy and thought she was getting ice or something. She got arrested, we never got paid.

I still wonder wtf happened to all that money.

iBelieveInSpace , Sam Dan Truong Report

Caro Caro
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3 months ago

What a rotten thing to do. They never got paid???? because of this?

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#26

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones My brother's friend got a job at a car dealership in our town. Within a couple days of working there, he somehow was allowed to 'test drive' one of the brand new models. My brother and I lived a few miles out of town on 40 acres of land. His friend drove that brand new car out to our property to test the four-wheel drive. Well, it being a wet Pacific Northwest winter that year, he swiftly managed to get the car stuck in almost a foot of mud halfway up a good-sized hill. It took a tow truck three hours to get there and an over and hour to pull him out. All the while, the dealership was calling him asking what happened. The thing was DRENCHED in mud from him spinning the tires. He was fired that night.

yeehawk85 , Kbaydoun123 Report

A B C
Community Member
3 months ago

That's the first one I'd say it's not entirely the new employee's fault. I mean, it still is, but if they give him a 4x4 to test drive, it's somewhat legitimate to, well, test drive it in my opinion.

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#27

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones I worked at a fast food restaurant and one of the guys who’d been there a while was training a new guy. Halfway through the shift we had a rush and the new guy was trying to do the grill by himself while the other guy training him went on break. The manager started yelling that we needed burgers off the grill faster, and the new guy hurled a block of cheese right at him. I guess he didn’t realize who was yelling, but needless to say I didn’t see him again after that.

city18train , SteFou! Report

Andy Acceber
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3 months ago

Ugh, sounds bad all around. Why would you leave the untrained new guy on the grill solo during a rush then yell at him?

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#28

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones A new hire nurse on my floor was fired after 2 weeks when my manager found out her previous manager lied about her being a reliable worker to get rid of her. Also several nurses refused to train her anymore after one day because she had such a snotty difficult attitude.

Oss251817 , Kristine Wook Report

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
3 months ago

Seriously, that's a big problem especially in the medical field, not just with "attitude " problems but with instances where patients got seriously harmed. The hospitals don't want to draw attention to that and risk lawsuits so the employees get stellar resumes and get pawned off to the next hospital. That's That's one reason why "angels of death" are able to kill so many people before they get actually stopped.

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#29

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones It was a family-owned business, and she said something insensitive about the owner's recently deceased daughter.

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Debbie Barnes
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3 months ago

If you're joining a family run business, you don't insult any of them.. Not if you don't want to lose your job or work in a horrible atmosphere.

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#30

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones I work as a Valet in a 5* hotel in Canada and this dude started like 1 week before. He was told that someone with 2 boxes of pretty expensive champagne (Crystal for those interested) that he was going to offer to his employees during a seminar was coming and his job was to put the boxes in his room.

He did just that, except he took one for him and just left.

Police had to come by the hotel to report the theft and the client was pretty pissed (I can see why) but the valet never admitted the theft, even when we showed him the security camera footage.

OriginalPastas , Couleur Report

Caro Caro
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3 months ago

For a bottle of booze!

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#31

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones A number of years back I worked at an inbound call center that also had an upsell side to it. A new guy fresh out of training was bragging about how he did over 10 x the monthly goal in his first week alone. Didn't see him the following week and heard he was laid off because he was upgrading everyone's plans who called in to the highest costing plan without their consent or informing them.

About a week or two later I got a text from him asking if I could be his reference for a new call center job he got. He somehow got a hold of a bunch of our numbers and just spammed everyone asking for a reference.

MrCoolizade , tima-miroshnichenko Report

Lyone Fein
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3 months ago

Sounds like management material.

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#32

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones We had a company holiday party, and the girl who used to be the receptionist had just gotten hired as an account person. She got super drunk that night and started grabbing male employees' crotches. A member of HR took a car service home with her since they lived near each other. She threw up on the HR person on the way home. When they dropped her off at her parents' home. they said not to come back. I think she'd the job for maybe two days.

rubensinclair , chris-f-38966 Report

Susie Elle
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3 months ago

Hope someone filed for sexual harrassment.

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#33

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones Chain Pizza restaurant early 2000s. The new guy interviewed well and was fairly likeable. He was there for about a week until the restaurant caught fire overnight. (Nothing to do with him, just a weird accident.) So, all the employees had to be transferred to one of the 2 other restaurants in the area while the fire damage was repaired and we both ended up at the same one. His very first shift at the new restaurant, he decided to clock in and leave before anyone saw him or could say anything to him. Unbeknownst to him, the RGM was sitting in his car in the parking lot on break and saw him come in and leave. Employee came back about 5 hours later and clocked out without anyone noticing. RGM checked payroll at the end of the night and saw the 5 hours that employee "worked" and terminated him over the phone the next morning. Weird scenario overall.

Bignasty197 , roman-odintsov Report

Demongrrrrl
Community Member
3 months ago

I worked in IT with a guy like that. He would come in early, leave for the day, then come back late in the day and do a little bit of work until a while after everyone lad left for the day to make it look like he was pulling overtime. I caught him because I came in early to work on a major proposal.

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#34

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones Guy at a fish factory lasted half a shift before he was fired for refusing to adhere to any health and safety rules.

Later got told it wasn't uncommon for people like that, they had to be seen to be applying for jobs to keep their benefits, would lose them if they quit, but could get them back immediately if fired.

Jonny2284 , Paul Einerhand Report

Andy Acceber
Community Member
3 months ago

Maybe the guy was fired for not following standards, but the rest of this just sounds like nonsense fearmongering against people who get government assistance. (If they just need to apply for jobs to get benefits, any scheming person would simply apply for jobs they have no shot of actually getting.)

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#35

People Are Sharing Stories About Their Coworkers Getting Fired Almost Immediately, And Here Are 35 Of The Most Interesting Ones When I worked at Babies 'R' Us many years ago, an employee wrote on the break room white board, 'F**k b******, hire dimes.' For some reason, it escaped him that there are cameras pretty much everywhere. He was done after maybe three days on the job.

westcoastpizzarat , JJBers Report

Nadine Bamberger
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3 months ago

What's that even supposed to mean?

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