Worried you might get fired? Check this list first.

I was searching the internet last weekend, reading the news, when I came across an article on BBC.com that made me so, so happy. The article was titled, "Five Signs You Might Be Sacked." I jumped right in, because I've never been fired before....more

How Losing A Job Can Be A Good Thing

When I was terminated from my job in 1998, I didn't know then what I know now.For 11 months I’d been trying to “stick it out” even though I’d known this wasn't the best company for me less than 60 days after starting there. At last, I was ready to admit defeat. I was ready to give up and move on, but the regional manager beat me to the punch and fired me before I could quit....more

9 Signs You Are Going to Be Fired

In the past you only had to worry about the very infrequent layoff or restructuring. Times have changed. In the nonstop downsizing, company bankruptcies, and worrisome economy, even the illusion of security is a thing of the past. The high stress and added tension makes even the best of situations sometimes seem tenuous. So how can you know if you're going to get canned? ...more
Yes I have lived this post as well.  My position was newly created and I was answering to 2 ...more

I Was Fired Yesterday

From www.cindafuckingrella.comI was fired yesterday. I haven’t had this much fun since I held my grandmother’s hand all night, while she gasped for air until she finally died. This is right up there with my miscarriage three years ago.Well. No one died this time, let’s gain some perspective, people.Except a little part of me did die.Working in HR, I have been on the other side of the table numerous times. Taking that high-road-like, analytical perspective, in was an interesting and learning experience, holding the shit end of the stick....more




GLREDParalyzed by fear would sum up how I felt within 24 hours of receiving a letter from Price Water House terminating my employment effective at 8am the following day. The day prior to receiving this letter I followed my employer’s instructions and laid-off approximately 125 employees. I explained the company was simply reorganizing. I, too, believed this to be a true statement. The month was March. The year was 1996 and a bankruptcy court had appointed Price Water House to run the company that employed me. My employer’s company had been placed into receivership three days after all my possessions arrived to my company paid apartment… a high rise penthouse suite. By the way, I was representing my employer in a country other than the USA....more
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Hooters: Lose Weight or Lose Job

Apparently, 135 pounds is too fat to wear orange bootie shorts...at least according to Hooters restaurant. Cassandra Smith, 20, was told to lose weight or lose her job during her annual review at a Michigan Hooters restaurant. But hold on, at least Hooters was thoughtful enough to ...more

...and I love how Hooters listed "Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders or the Radio City Music Hall ...more

Why You Should Rethink Your Boss's Friend Request

There have been well-publicized Twitter breakups, but Chelsea Taylor of the UK may be the first person to lose her job via social media. In a reverse Doocing, rather than being fired for something she wrote on her blog or a social media account, Taylor was fired via a message posted on her Facebook wall telling Taylor and all her friends (as well as their friends if they commented under the wall posting) that she was being let go for losing a ten dollar note. ...more

Absolutely. I hadn't even thought of that example--having someone else announce your pregnancy ...more