Topic: firing

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.
More »

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 »

Fired On His First Day: ‘I Have No Idea How I’m Going To Tell Everybody’

Fired On His First Day: 'I Have No Idea How Iâm Going To Tell Everybody'

It takes a special kind of employee to get fired on his first day at work, but Derek Erdman had what it takes. He started Monday morning as a receptionist at the Seattle-based record label Sub Pop, and by the end of the day he was packing up his things. What makes the story even more interesting is that his weirdly aggressive exit interview was published on Sub Pop’s blog. One choice question from his employer of less than one day: “You failed to mention you were such a dick. Why?” More »

Cool Boss Promises ‘Good News,’ Then Announces Mass Layoffs

Cool Boss Promises 'Good News,' Then Announces Mass Layoffs

There’s probably not a great way to lay off most of your company’s staff at once. Still, this is pretty clearly one of the worst possible ways to do it. Last Friday, employees at a Northeastern chain of local news sites got an email from their chairman, Carll Tucker, announcing that though the company’s CEO was departing, good things were in the works. He asked them to “sit tight” until Monday while he finalized this good news. On Monday, he announced widespread layoffs. Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! More »

Fired Groupon CEO Writes Charmingly Honest Goodbye Letter

Fired Groupon CEO Writes Charmingly Honest Goodbye Letter

Business has been tough for Groupon lately – profits are down, and share prices, too – which means work has been tough for 32-year-old founder and CEO Andrew Mason. Yesterday, the company’s board fired him, announcing they’d immediately begin searching for a new chief executive. Unceremonious firings happen just about day in corporate America. The difference here is that Mason wrote a blazingly honest, even funny departure letter to Groupon employees. “After four and a half intense and wonderful years as CEO of Groupon, I’ve decided that I’d like to spend more time with my family,” he begins. “Just kidding – I was fired today.”
More »

Why Did A Police Department Demote This Woman Instead Of The Guy Who Shared Explicit Photos Of Her?

Why Did A Police Department Demote This Woman Instead Of The Guy Who Shared Explicit Photos Of Her?

Maybe Arizona policewoman Diana Lopez thought she’d found love at the office when she entered into a relationship with a lower-ranking police officer. She apparently trusted the guy enough to send him explicit videos and a naughty photo in which she posed in her police uniform. Unfortunately for her, the jerk decided this was too good not to share. More »