No one likes being fired. Even if you hate your job, you'd rather leave on your own terms than get the axe. Unfortunately, some of our members didn't get to make that choice.
But we're not talking about a handshake and a good reference. These are much worse.
Talk About a Password Change!
I found out I was fired when I went to my computer and I couldn't log in. They didn't even tell me. I found out from my coworkers. You know ... the ones who were packing up their stuff. Deadsmiley
Hope He Edits the Want Ads
In a previous lifetime, I was a newspaper reporter for a large metropolitan daily newspaper. One Friday afternoon my boss said, "Richard, I don't know how we're going to get along without you, but starting Monday we're sure as heck gonna try."
It wasn't a happy moment for me then, but I sure am glad that it happened! Looking back, it even seems kind of funny how my boss broke the news to me that I was fired. Wingwalker
Off To a Bad Start
The day I returned from my honeymoon. Patrick.
Postage (and Explanation) Due
I had a boss whom I think was scared of me (or rather, scared that I knew he was having an affair with his receptionist).
He put a letter in my mailbox! That's right; he drove by my house and stuck a letter in there rather than talking to me. ironwoman05
Employment Check On Aisle 7
I had just gone to work and my husband had dropped me off. I knew he was going to Wal-Mart to get a few things. I had to have him paged at Wal-Mart to come back and get me. We had no cell phones. The one time he had my car and dropped me off, I was let go. rhoton04
Losing My Religion
At parochial school, a fellow teacher found a copy of the school board meeting minutes in the parking lot. It said she and I would not be returning in the fall since they were letting all part-timers go. This was in December, and we had to teach until June! lmstandfest