Firings

5 Things You Should Do Right After You're Fired

5 Things You Should Do Right After You're Fired

Know that you will be OK.

Breaking down the things do in the days following your firing to get back on track, including maintaining your schedule and handling expenses. Read More »

UPS Un-Fires 250 Workers It Axed For Participating In Walkout

UPS Un-Fires 250 Workers It Axed For Participating In Walkout

Employees will still serve a 10-day suspension

UPS has re-hired the 250 drivers it fired for participating in a walkout. After receiving criticism, the company made a deal with the local Teamsters union. Read More »

Bouncing Back From a Bad Career Exit

Bouncing Back From a Bad Career Exit

How to answer the question 'Why were you let go?'

No one likes the experience of being fired, but there are ways to get back out there and find a job that's a better fit. Read More »

Steve Jobs' Brutal Reaction To News He'd Gotten a Google Employee Fired

Steve Jobs' Brutal Reaction To News He'd Gotten a Google Employee Fired

This emoticon has never looked so evil

New documents show that Steve Jobs, angry over a violation of a non-compete deal, reacted to news that he'd gotten a Google employee fired with a :) emoticon. Read More »

BP Employee Fired After Note to Boss Goes Viral

BP Employee Fired After Note to Boss Goes Viral

"Fire me if you must." ...Um, okay?

A man who posted an irate note to his boss has been fired after the note, which excoriated her for showing up late, went viral on Reddit and social media. Read More »

A Teen's Nose-Thumbing Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

A Teen's Nose-Thumbing Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

Breaches a legal agreement in front of 1,200 Facebook friends

A daughter's snarky post to 1,200 Facebook friends cost her parents an $80,000 legal settlement because she had inadvertently breached a confidentiality clause. Read More »

Man Fired For Using Forklift To Get Candy From Vending Machine

Man Fired For Using Forklift To Get Candy From Vending Machine

He claims the 'machine was trouble'

Robert McKevitt of Iowa is fired from his factory job after losing $2 in a vending machine and allegedly using a forklift to drop the machine and get his candy. Read More »

McDonald's Worker: I Was Fired For Treating Firefighters To A Hot Meal

McDonald's Worker: I Was Fired For Treating Firefighters To A Hot Meal

Worker accused of swearing to supervisor

A 23-year-old single mother said she was fired from a McDonald's because she paid to treat firefighters to some hot meals when the franchise owner refused to. Read More »

Hospice Worker: Breast Cancer Got Me Fired

Hospice Worker: Breast Cancer Got Me Fired

Secretary reportedly fired six days before Christmas

A former hospice worker said she was fired when breast cancer treatment prevented her from working more than 30 hours a week. The CEO got a 30 percent raise. Read More »

Wisconsin Dairy Workers Charged with Animal Cruelty

Wisconsin Dairy Workers Charged with Animal Cruelty

Video so brutal it requires proof of age to view

Four Wisconsin dairy workers have been charged with animal cruelty after being caught allegedly mistreating cows in an activist group's undercover video. Read More »

Bus Driver Fired After Fight With Teen and Crash Into Parked Cars

Bus Driver Fired After Fight With Teen and Crash Into Parked Cars

A Kenosha, Wisc. bus driver lost his job after fighting a teen who attacked first, but failing to secure the bus, which crashed into several parked vehicles. Read More »

Volunteer Firefighter Says His Boss Fired Him For Battling Blaze And Being Late

Volunteer Firefighter Says His Boss Fired Him For Battling Blaze And Being Late

Illinois volunteer sues for wrongful termination

An 11-year Illinois volunteer firefighter says he was fired after being told he could come in late to work because of a five-alarm blaze he was helping put out. Read More »

Single Mom Fired After Staying With Son When Schools Were Closed For Wintry Weather

Single Mom Fired After Staying With Son When Schools Were Closed For Wintry Weather

Chicago mom says Whole Foods fired her for caring for son

A Chicago single mother says that Whole Foods fired her when she stayed home with her special needs child when public schools were closed because of weather. Read More »

NYC Sanitation Worker Gets Dumped for Taking a $20 Tip

NYC Sanitation Worker Gets Dumped for Taking a $20 Tip

Forfeits $70,000+ job for accepting gratuity from grateful resident

A 25-year New York City sanitation worker was forced into retirement, losing a job that paid almost $74,000, and fined $1,500 because he took a $20 tip. Read More »

Chicago Sandwich Shop Reinstates Workers It Fired Three Days Before Christmas

Chicago Sandwich Shop Reinstates Workers It Fired Three Days Before Christmas

Snarf's CEO apologizes via Facebook page

Snarf's Sub Shop has agreed to hire back 20 employees it fired by email in December. Read More »

'Old' Porn Gang at Kansas Gas Gets Almost $1M In Age Discrimination Suit

'Old' Porn Gang at Kansas Gas Gets Almost $1M In Age Discrimination Suit

Workers over 40 were fired for explicit porn emails. Others weren't

Four employees were reportedly fired by Kansas Gas Service for swapping porn, but the group says that executives really wanted to get rid of older workers. Read More »

Fired! How to Talk About It On Your Job Search

Fired! How to Talk About It On Your Job Search

The sooner you move on, the better you'll be

There are many reasons you might get fired. What's key is that you focus on the future and practice how to describe that experience in your job search. Read More »

Are You One Cold (Or Super Bowl Flu) Away From Being Fired?

Are You One Cold (Or Super Bowl Flu) Away From Being Fired?

Does a doctor's note protect you from dismissal for absence?

Think you can't be fired for being out sick if you have a doctor's note? You may be surprised how little legal protection you have. Here are your rights. Read More »

Colder Than Winter: Getting Fired Via Facebook

Colder Than Winter: Getting Fired Via Facebook

The newest way to avoid a face-to-face sack

Three women reportedly fired by a New Zealand fast food shop are the latest examples of companies that fire employees over Facebook, either by message or post. Read More »

Man Fired for Mocking Mentally Ill Inmates and Visiting 'Sexual' Sites

Man Fired for Mocking Mentally Ill Inmates and Visiting 'Sexual' Sites

An Iowa prison psychiatric hospital correctional worker lost his job last fall for photo editing inmate face pictures onto celebrities, animals, and kids. Read More »

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