Topic: firing

Woman Claims She Was Fired For Inhaling Second-Hand Pot Smoke, And Local News Is On It

Woman Claims She Was Fired For Inhaling Second-Hand Pot Smoke, And Local News Is On It

Can you get fired for second-hand exposure to marijuana? Cheryl Hale tells an Idaho news station that she was fired over a positive drug test after 16 years of work for a “major retail corporation.” Hale says she’s not a smoker, but her husband is. Alarming! In the course of reporting on her story, a local news reporter somehow winds up riding around in a limousine with eight people smoking up. Journalism! More »

Lose Your Job? You’ll Never Get Another

Lose Your Job? Youâll Never Get Another

Sarah: So this piece is terrifying.
Basically, if you lose your job you better get another one STAT or you’ll never get another job again and die penniless and alone. And forget about quitting a job.
Colette: Yeah, thanks to this article, I’m pretty much haunted by images of me sitting in the streets like some Dickensian street urchin, newsboy cap on head, with a toothless grin, singing songs for pennies — a grim future that doesn’t seem THAT improbable. More »

Rookie News Anchor Starts First-Ever Newscast By Muttering ‘F—ing S—’ On Air

Rookie News Anchor Starts First-Ever Newscast By Muttering 'F---ing S---' On Air

It takes a screw-up of massive proportions to get fired on your first day on the job. Last month, we heard about the record-company receptionist who posted a sarcastic note to a customer online and was packing up his things by the end of day one. This week, meet AJ Clemente, a news anchor who muttered “F—— S—” just a few seconds into his first day on air.
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Adria Richards Tweets About Sexism At Tech Conference, Becomes Internet’s Most Hated Person

Adria Richards Tweets About Sexism At Tech Conference, Becomes Internetâs Most Hated Person

Warning: the journey we’re about to embark on is long and fraught with misogyny. Pack light, stay positive, and beware: here be men who believe “misandry” is a thing.

I’m sure when Adria Richards attended this year’s PyCon, a conference for people to discuss the Python programming language, she didn’t have any explicit plans to get a developer fired, become an Internet pariah, or be publicly fired from her own job, but that’s exactly what happened. More »