Getting fired can be a devastating experience, especially when the reason is something trivial or out of your control. In this listicle, we’ll explore some of the stupidest reasons people got fired from their jobs.
Redundancy After 9/11
After the 9/11 attacks, a multinational bank fired the last two people hired in every department as a precautionary measure against a potential financial collapse. One employee who had been with the company for nine years was fired simply because he was the last person hired in his department.
Refusing to Work at Another Store
An employee at Footlocker was fired for refusing to work at another location on the weekend. Despite telling his manager that he had other plans, the manager assumed he would show up and help out. When he didn’t, he was fired.
Surfing the Internet
One employee was fired for surfing the internet, even though it was part of his job to find content for the company’s social media platforms. Despite being given this task, he was fired for doing exactly what he was supposed to do.
Refusing to Falsify Reports
An employee was asked by their CFO to falsify historical reports to show that the company’s metrics had improved. When the employee refused, they were fired. The CFO was eventually let go a month later.
Accused of Following a Coworker Home
One employee was accused of following a coworker home on a regular basis, even though they lived in the same neighborhood and were regularly scheduled to work together. Despite explaining the situation, the employee was fired.
Taking Time Off for a Funeral
An employee was fired for taking time off to attend their grandfather’s funeral, which was out of town. Despite having a legitimate reason for taking time off, the employee was let go when they returned to work.
Refusing to Date the Owner’s Niece
One employee was fired for refusing to date the owner’s niece.
Standing Up for Integrity
An employee was fired for refusing to endorse a paper that was missing key data and methods.
Refusing to Falsify Data
A medical director was fired for refusing to sign off on falsified data. The employee’s friend, who worked in a different department, was also forced out a few months later because they knew about the falsified data.
One employee was fired for not coming to work after finding their father’s two-day-old corpse in his apartment.
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10 Ways Lifestyle Inflation Is Creeping Up On You Without Your Knowledge
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