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15 Dumbest Ways to Lose Your Job

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Sometimes, a person will lose their job through no fault of their own. The whims of a psychotic boss, an economy in shambles, or a simple misunderstanding can have an otherwise satisfactory employee packing up his or her cubicle.

Other times, a person will lose their job because they have done something so incredibly foolish, you wonder how they ever got the job in the first place.

This article is about those people.

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    polo2014

    2 days ago

    356 comments

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    Bumbley1

    about 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I entirely agree that everyone on the list should have been canned (or worse...), but really, the guy can't make a toothpick disappear? That is just ridiculous. It's good to know some of the crummy people in the job market are no longer employed.

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    Account Removed

    over 3 years ago

    I see from the comments that the article has been recycled for at least a couple of years now, so how do you still dare circulate a story about someone with an obvious illness? (I believe Tourette's is a neurological disorder, not mental, but that's irrelevant here.)
    The man obviously had no reason to be angry, the words he yelled out made no sense, and you think he did it on purpose??
    Someone with Tourette's should not be allowed on a live TV program, but they were really wrong to fire him, and I do believe he has a right to sue FOX for this.

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    LarryO

    over 3 years ago

    4 comments

    I find the magic trick firing unbelievable. How do you fire someone for being suspected of wizardry? Sounds like they might have burned him at the stake had this happened 100 yrs ago. Our school systems are out of control.

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    WllSmth5

    over 3 years ago

    2 comments

    Grossly stupid.

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    lissa_the_cocoa

    over 3 years ago

    2 comments

    Some of you people do not understand how the law works...

    "What was his reason for publishing the photos? Not that it matters. Because there is nothing ilegal about taking those photographs nor about publishing them."

    Yes there is. If you are an EMT, you are working in a medical capacity and are bound by HIPAA. That means you can't even talk about your patient's identity and medical conditions with non-hospital staff, much less take pictures of them. Taking pics and posting them on YouTube is NOT journalism, so he doesn't get any freedom of the press, and he certainly can't sue. He broke the law.

    As for the guy who posted about his boss on Facebook - Facebook isn't law enforcement. If he were sexually harassed and reported his boss to the POLICE, then he would be a whistleblower. Posting stuff on your boss on FB, even if it's true, is NOT being a whistleblower - it's being an idiot.

    and this, about the cable guy:

    "How do we know the guy didn't help a neighbor out the night before or that's he's got a newborn that kept him up most of the wee hours?"

    Who cares? He's not the first or last person who has gone to work sleepy. Do like the rest of us and grab a coffee. You don't fall asleep on the customer's couch and the customer is WELL within his or her rights to report him to Comcast.

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    VolcanoVaporizers

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    simple but it has a heart. nice article.

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    metot

    about 4 years ago

    3524 comments

    okay....

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    Scottjobes

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    OK, so we know some people just DON'T grow up. They will keep using their 5th grade mentality their whole life. But you should really think before making a comment like this.

    Moral of the Story

    Disable the GPS tracker on your work phone.

    So it's OK with the government to lie & steal so long as you cover yourself for it? May be you should be looking for a job as well.

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    JerryGJones

    over 4 years ago

    62 comments

    I can't believe you wasted all this blog space on nonsense like this. These are all no-brainers on conduct in the workplace. I think you could have used this blog space more effectively by posting links to places that will hire veterans. instead, you posted this junk and fell into the exact role as the people in your story. You just had to go sharing these thing, just like those who shared things like this on the internet and got fired.......please use you space more effectively and stop wasting our time.

    Yes, you have a job...and we don't....this doesn't mean you have to spend time acting like a YouTube groupie. Use your time effectively and give us something worth reading.

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    jacquelinelee

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    How idiotic is it to dismiss a teacher because they performed a simple little magic trick in front of a class. It isn't like he was turning the students into frogs, he just mad a toothpick disappear. Considering that this was a substitute teacher, the school district should have been grateful enough that he was willing to go into their school and teach a class or multiple classes with students he wasn't even familiar with. With the lack of teachers in the K-12 grades, you would think that the school board would have spoke with the teacher instead of ruining his career.

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    fangjkf

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Thought it was interesting, till you had to get a partisan dig in against a news commentator you didn't like. How about the profane commentary on ABC / CBS / NBC / MSNBC ? Oh. Sorry, doesn't count. :-(

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    laura_mitchell

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    The moral of this story was to disable the GPS on your work phone? Wouldn't a better moral be, don't lie?

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    byrdsrain

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    The weatherman seems to have a disease called turrets, which causes one to blurt obscenities or other words for no apparent reason. I think FOX was wrong for firing him, the word pattern just doesn't make sense and anybody would have questioned why before making a drastic move to fire him.

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    DeeEmm

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Despite the fact the guy fell asleep he probably wasn't making money doing it. Industry standard is 'piece work' pay so he most likely only got paid a flat rate for the call or services he provided.

    The customer/homeowner is a selfish and crass individual IMHO. He's obviously holding the camera so he's right there while the guy sleeps. There is only one reason why he wouldn't wake the guy up and say 'what the hell are you doing?'. That would be the perverse pleasure he got from being able to make Comcast look bad (by destroying this guy's livelihood). How do we know the guy didn't help a neighbor out the night before or that's he's got a newborn that kept him up most of the wee hours? Nice move Mr. Justice, you've just made someone lose their job so you could have a laugh on his employer. The homeowner is a callous, self absorbed charlatan whom I hope receives payment in kind on his karma account.

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