12 Strange Reasons People Were Fired From Their Jobs

Being let go from a job for whatever reason is a horrible feeling.

And usually, we know if we deserve it.

Some of the reasons are definitely valid, but can you imagine being let go for not being able to staple paper in a certain way?

I definitely can’t!

Are these reasons warranted? 🤔

I’ll let you decide. 🤓

1. “Do-nut” do that!

“I used to hide boxes of donuts in the freezer so I could eat them when I had to go in there to clean it out.”

I’m guessing they worked in a doughnut shop? Stealing products is probably not the smartest way to impress management.

2. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity…

“I asked a famous actor for an autograph whilst they were eating at the restaurant I worked in.”

This seems a bit harsh. We all do silly things when we’re a little starstruck.

 3. Get a grip…

“I couldn’t staple papers to my boss’s satisfaction, so I lost my job.”

Wow. Just wow.

 4. Nobody likes a food thief.

“I got fired because I stole people’s food from the fridge.”

Read this blog if you would like to see my feelings on the office food thieves (habit 35).

 5. They should have just stood their ground…

“I was a security guard and got fired for yawning because I was supposed to ‘just stand there’.”

Yawning is surely not a sackable offense?

 6. It cost them their job…

“I charged people 20p instead of £20 on my first day working in a noodle bar.”

And no one fessed up? Seems a little unfair.

 7. Be good, but not too good.

“I coached a basketball team and I got fired because we won 100-0; apparently that was too much to beat a team by.”

But… I’m sure that’s what you’re supposed to do if you’re a coach.

 8. Not all publicity is good publicity…

“I stopped a car being robbed whilst on shift – I got fired for bringing too much publicity to my workplace.”

Sacking a hero? Doesn’t seem quite right.

 9. Orange you glad you wore blue that day?

“14 of us wore orange to work due to a work tradition and we all got fired by our new managers.”

Note to self: don’t coordinate clothes with colleagues.

 10. Sports and the workplace don’t do well together.

“I was fired for wearing a tie that sported the colours of my favourite football team.”

Depends what team it was, I guess…

 11. Strange really…

“I got fired for saying ‘Ho-ho-ho’ whilst dressed as Santa… Apparently it had to be ‘Ha-ha-ha’.”

Great way to spread cheer during the festive season.

 12. When you need to know, you need to know.

“I was fired for asking my students for dating advice. They were 8-9 years of age.”

Ok. That one seems a bit more justified.


So… is your situation looking a bit better now?

This blog post is meant to be lighthearted and fun – but getting sacked is no laughing matter. I wouldn’t wish it on anybody.

However, it really isn’t the end of the world.

Check out this post if you need a little bit of advice: 10 Things You Should Do If You Get Sacked

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Enjoy! 😊

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