When it comes to dumb reasons for getting fired, there appears to be no end to the idiocy displayed by many workers that ultimately leads to their dismissal.
There is perhaps no better example of this numbskullery than Steven Slater, the former JetBlue flight attendant who, in a fit aboard a parked aircraft... Read More »
Is there still any doubt that you can't get away with slamming your boss on Facebook?
The absence of face-to-face interaction on the social network has tricked many a user to post about whatever they wish on any number of topics, including frustrations stemming from the workplace. It's a lot easier to zing... Read More »
Following a state Supreme Court ruling earlier this month, workers in the state of Washington who use medical marijuana to treat pain, nausea and other medical conditions can be legally fired should they fail a company mandated drug test.
The ruling is the third of its kind in recent years testing whether... Read More »
The government is suing Starbucks Coffee Company for firing a barista in El Paso because she is a dwarf.
When the employee asked for a stool or small stepladder to perform her job, Starbucks denied the request and fired her that same day, claiming that she could be a danger to customers and workers,... Read More »
Breaking up has always been hard to do. It's emotional and the whole thing can be awkward. (Umm, so you're wearing my sweatshirt -- do you mind if I get that back?) Which is why, since the dawn of the Internet, people have been dumping each other via e-mail. Although it's considered to be the most impersonal and... Read More »
Today in the actually-deserves-to-be-fired department we have the TSA screener who stopped Rebecca Solomon, a 22-year-old University of Michigan student, as she was going through security in Philadelphia and plucked a baggie of white powder from her computer case.
Hey, we all know flying can be stressful. But... Read More »
ATLANTA -UPS said Friday it will cut 1,800 management and administrative positions to streamline its U.S. small package segment.
The world's largest package delivery company also raised its profit forecast for the fourth-quarter that ended in December, citing improving operations and cost cuts.
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A recent New York Times/CBS News poll of unemployed adults pretty much confirms what we already knew: Unemployment stinks. Bad.
It can lead to emotional havoc, mental (and physical) health issues, relationship difficulties, poverty and foreclosures, even financial ruin. But what the poll doesn't... Read More »
Talk about a bad call! There's a job opening at a major investment firm in Texas because the last guy was sacked - for playing fantasy football at work.
According to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a "relationship manager" at a Fidelity Investments regional office was recently let go from... Read More »
By Michael Kling
With unemployment just over 10%, job security is one of the top desires of employees today. Along with good pay and benefits, people want to find a company that's not going to give them a pink slip any time soon.
Here's a group of companies that earn high marks in that regard. Nine companies... Read More »
A former cashier for The Home Depot who has been wearing a "One nation under God" button on his work apron for more than a year has been fired, he says because of the religious reference. The company claims that expressing such personal beliefs is simply not allowed.
"I've worn it for well over a year and I... Read More »
Trying to get fired? Here's another brilliant idea brought to you by the good doctors and nurses at Great Western Hospital in the U.K. According to the Metro.co.uk, seven doctors and nurses were suspended after bosses caught them posting photographs of themselves on the Internet lying down on resuscitation... Read More »