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People Are Sharing The Craziest Reasons They Ever Had To Fire Someone

List RulesVote up the wildest stories of people getting let go.

Some things are against company policy but some things should just be common sense.

  • 1
    833 VOTES

    Trapped In The Closet

    From Redditor u/bunnyb2004:

    Had to fire a guy for coming to work high on meth and getting lost in a closet while painting it. Asked what the deal was and was told"shhhh I am having a conversation". That was his last day lmao

    Good reason to let someone go?
  • 2
    958 VOTES

    It's All On Camera

    From Redditor u/YDAQ:

    Hoo boy...

    I'd have to go with the guy who in the span of 24 hours...

    Started a fist fight with another employee (on camera, with witnesses) then called the police and said the other guy did it, trying to press charges. I just sent the video.

    Trespassed on the property the following day and slurred at my boss (on camera, with witnesses), then called the police and said my boss did it. I just sent the video.

    Hurt himself somehow and went to the hospital, where he told the doctor he'd been attacked at work. Doc found no injury consistent with his story and well yeah, camera...

    Good reason to let someone go?
  • 3
    827 VOTES

    Sorry, But You Actually Have To Work

    From Redditor u/tolae01010:

    At a retail job, we had a kid come in and punch in for the day then go home. Would come back at quittin' time and punch out.

    Good reason to let someone go?
  • 4
    652 VOTES

    Don't Steal From Your Boss

    From Redditor u/WilhelmWrobel:

    Not me but my dad. He has a small handyman company with less than a hand full of employees. His tools somehow have the habit of growing legs when he's at construction sites so he rigorously writes his name on everything with permanent marker.

    One day, shortly after he hired someone new, his folding ruler is missing. He asks around if anyone has seen his folding ruler but that doesn't seem to be the case. He doesn't think much of it, sometimes things get lost.

    The next day he sees the new hire with a familiar looking folding ruler. He asks him to see it. New hire refuses. Dad tells him that he's his boss and insists he shows him the ruler. He complies under pressure. Sure enough, there's my dad's name on it in capital and bold letters.

    Now that could've been an honest mistake and there probably wouldn't have been any repercussions if he simply said "Oh, my bad. Must've put the wrong one in my pocket. Here's you're ruler" ... But the new hire insisted that this was his ruler and that the name on the side of it wasn't my dad's handwriting but rather a note the new hire had written on it himself to remember my dad's name.

    What makes it even more stupid is that my dad's company pays for the tools of his employees. He could've simply asked for a folding ruler and my dad would've given him one for free but, no, he needs to steal the bosses folding ruler and give the stupidest lie imaginable as an excuse.

    Good reason to let someone go?