9 Things You Didn’t Know Could Get You Fired

Stealing a plastic spoon to eat lunch

Stealing company property, even stuff that is disposable and helps you eat yogurt, can be a violation. Ballman has heard of cases like this.

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    • Lastango

      Some of these (like non-company people in the company car) I had not heard of. Certainly, it pays to know is in the policy manual.

      With regard to trivia, like taking a plastic spoon, I’d say that anyone who gets fired over that was already a target. For instance, say you’re a manager and know someone up the ladder would like to get rid of you. You had better be triple-adding your expense account form (while minding all the rest of the small stuff), because it’s guaranteed that someone else is.