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15 Dumbest Ways to Lose Your Job


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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    almost 5 years ago


    The government has absolutely NO Right to GPS track anyone even if they are an employee.

    They have no Warrant and No Affidavit of Probable Cause.

    The gov can shove it right up their B-_-.

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    about 5 years ago

    You have suggested actions which may be illegal (disabling GPS on a government issued phone), insulted an entire field of science (one which our government, including military, and air traffic controllers rely upon every day), showed intolerence to those with mental illness (tourrettes syndrome), and insulted (potentially libellous) the mother of octuplets (whatever you may think of her, calling her a "prolifically fecund beast" is uncalled for. Next week will we receive another unsolicited email from govcentral about a blogger fired for putting his/her employer in potential legal hot water.

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    about 5 years ago


    Reporting someone for making racial comments. About eight of us in the room and this guy says, "He was working harder than you could pay a white guy to..." This wasn't the first racial comment he had made. My GGGrandmother was the color of a stop sign but I have blue eyes only a slightly reddish tint to my skin ... so I look real white but I was offended. Had heard the company had this great policy so i went and talked to someone. Next thing I know I am layed off with ten weeks severance as long as I "sign right here". Big company too. You use their products at least once a week.

  • Gov_central_picture_max50


    about 5 years ago


    The weather man has turets syndrome, and that's why he blurted out the profanity.....maybe the boss should have been informed of that before letting him on the air.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 5 years ago


    I do not understand why these folk would do these stupid things! If they were not happy in their jobs why did they not attempt do try and re-educate or get retrained on other occupations so they could compete for better-paying jobs! There is no excuse for the behaviors here!

  • Last_ca_057_max50


    over 5 years ago


    I agree on not disabling ur phone's GPS- try not cheating the system then you wont get caught!

    And sharing your client info for laughs? Seriously- where is your professionalism? If we have privileged info we're paid to keep it that way and if the media wants it they cant pay you more than your income ...

    I can see how there is a need to vent frustration- but the guy in the teleconference was just showing off for his colleagues. We should all learn not to vent to our peers, call somebody outside the office from a location that cannot be heard by your peers. Your friend today may be your frenemy tomorrow.

    Overall a feel-good article for those of us who havent comitted these self-sabbotaging acts!!!

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    over 5 years ago


    You recommended to disable the GPS tracker in your "work owned" cell phone. Since it's the property of your job, you can't legally disable the GPS or you risk ending up as an addition to this story for being dumb enough to listen to bad advice.

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