Have you ever known someone who didn't last long enough to complete even the first full day of their new job? You've probably heard some wild stories about people who started a new job and failed miserably only a few hours later. It is highly likely that you have never heard of any stories that can even be vaguely compared to these. We’ve compiled the 40 best stories of people losing their jobs on their first day, guaranteed to send you to the floor laughing.
40 People Sharing Their Experience of Being Fired on The First Day of Their JobsPublished 1 month ago
When you are so uninterested in the new job that you fall asleep during your meetings and start snoring while you are taking your second nap, you know you have a problem. This is a clear sign that you should have gone to bed earlier the night before or that the career path that you've chosen is not the right one for you.
As a new employee, there is so much to learn that there isn't even time to be bored. This is true even if the job itself isn't the most exciting thing in the world. Not this one here. It was clear from the beginning that he would not be a good addition.
If she had been present throughout his childhood, there is no doubt that she would have instructed him on appropriate behavior. Already, his point has been proven invalid. It is abundantly clear that this individual has not spent much time in public in the 21st century. It is a sexist and demeaning act to treat the female trainer in such an overtly hostile manner.
One that the manager acknowledged was completely unacceptable, as evidenced by the fact that he fired the new employee the very next morning. Our sincere wish is that he grows from this experience and will no longer behave in the same way.
When people are hired, this is without a doubt a common occurrence that takes place. Not the part about creaming; that seems rather strange. But then there's the part where you hire someone who seems normal enough at first glance, only to discover their true nature not long after they start working for you.
As a hiring manager, it can be challenging to determine who among the applicants is rational and who is not. Some people are simply very skilled at putting on the right kind of show during an interview in order to get hired, and then everything falls apart after they have the job.
It's possible that this girl likes to spend her spare time stealing clothes, and the responsibility for rectifying the situation lies with both the girl and the legal system. The problem arises, however, when she brings it into her new role by stealing clothes that she is actually supposed to be selling. That sets the whole thing on fire.
Doesn't she realize that if he did her job properly, she wouldn't have to steal money to buy clothes because she would have the money that she needed to buy them? Or maybe she just likes the adrenaline rush that comes along with it!? Who knows, but one thing was for certain, she was left without both money and stolen clothes on the same day.
The fact that the bowling ball fell and landed on top of the customer's foot cannot possibly have been a coincidence on the part of the young woman who made the mistake of dropping it, can it? Maybe, given that the customer hasn't voiced any complaints about the service.
But because it was obvious that this particular customer was unhappy, the new girl probably had no idea how to deal with the situation (and she may also have had a short fuse), which is what led to her taking matters into her own hands. No one has the right to have a bowling ball dropped on their foot, regardless of whether or not the customer was being unreasonable in their complaints. Ouch!
In comparison to the other fires on this list, this one stands out as being quite distinctive. It was not the shocking, insulting, or otherwise inappropriate actions of this individual that led to the situation; rather, it was the fault of the employers.
If you don't know when your first shift is, there's no way you'll be able to make it to work on time. It's pretty important information to have. We are hoping that this company recognized their error and provided them with a second opportunity. That demonstrates a lack of effective communication on their part.
That is not the way to maintain a long-term position at a company. Someone needs to make it clear to this individual that maintaining a job over a long period of time does not require intimidating your superiors into doing so. It comes from being a good employee, which involves smelling nice, treating other people with respect, and acting like an upstanding citizen.
This individual has a lot of ground to make up. We can only hope that there were sufficient people around to hear him brag and that if he did go through with his plans, the authorities would find him relatively quickly afterward.
Some people are just natural conversationalists. They adore engaging in conversation and making new acquaintances. When this guy applied for the job, he probably thought that it would be a place where he could spend his days chatting with interesting people and that it would be a place where he would be able to do that.
Up until the point when he was instructed otherwise during training. It would appear that he came very close to finishing the shift as well. He blew it and asked the worst question that could possibly be asked in that circumstance when there were only two more hours left to go.
A large number of people have the misconception that the first impression they give is the single factor that matters the most when it comes to securing employment. Because this person had already been hired for the position, the training that they were receiving at the time was considered to be their "onboarding."
They must have made a good first impression, but when it came to the second meeting, they let it slip when they thought that stealing the boss's wallet would be a good idea. In other words, they let their good first impression slip. They were unable to provide any justification for their appalling behavior because, thankfully, the camera caught them red-handed in the act.
These individuals made the incorrect decision because the money that they look for a simple coffee order, even if it was for a lot of people, was probably still less than they would have been paid for a day's worth of construction work. This is true even if the order was for a lot of people.
It's possible that they were aware from the beginning that they weren't actually going to do any construction work at any point in time and that their true intention was to simply steal their money. In either case, they ought to put that planning energy into something that is more productive, entrepreneurial, and moral.
It only took one conversation during lunch for the business to realize that this man was not a good fit for the position that he was applying for. When he was so at ease using racist language, it baffles us why he would have even considered applying for a job in which he would have to interact with people of a variety of ethnicities.
People are willing to do anything to get a job, but in this situation, it appears that they are unwilling to do anything to keep their jobs (like being a decent human being). Some people simply cannot handle the difficulty of certain tasks.
Not only did this individual boast about what he had done in an attempt to appear cool or to assert his power, but his insulting behavior was also captured on record. There are many different options available to you if, after the first day of work, you decide that you do not like your boss.
You have a few options: you can decide to give him a few days before making a snap judgment, you can accept that you just don't like them, or you can decide to leave the company in a polite manner. But what this guy did is not an appropriate or desirable response.
They did not intend for her to consider the workplace to be her home when they instructed her to do so. They were merely attempting to make her feel at ease by assuring her that the atmosphere was warm and inviting and that she would have no trouble adjusting to the new setting.
That didn't turn out to be the case, as it was discovered that going to an office environment dressed in pajamas and slippers with untidy hair is not an appropriate way to fit in. Instead, she might be better suited for a job that allows her to work from home as a writer.
It is beneficial for the situation to be light and not too tense when you are being fired from your job. At least this individual was given a friendly word of encouragement and a pat on the back rather than being reprimanded with a slap on the wrist and some harsh words.
Although it's true that everyone was laughing at him rather than with him, we believe that this outcome is preferable to the other possibilities. To tell you the truth, we believe that he got off extremely easily considering what he did.
This is yet another illustration of individuals who simply do not have the necessary qualifications for the role. From the machete-cut watermelon to the incorrect terminology for the bookkeeping auditing, it was clear from the beginning that he wasn't going to be a good fit for this role (no matter how clean those blades could cut).
In these kinds of circumstances, our hope is that the experience of being fired in such a manner will cause some people to reconsider their professional paths. We can only hope that in the not-too-distant future, they will discover something that better suits their needs.
We are curious as to whether or not this young man wanted the job because of his addiction to seafood. In light of the circumstances, that seems to be the most reasonable explanation we can offer. If he wasn't trying to hide something, why else would he have stuffed 5 pounds of crab legs down his pants?
We are guessing that he might have offered his friends some free crab in exchange for their friendship. In any case, the closing manager was able to completely bust him red-handed in the act. Being placed in that position would not have given him any room for an explanation or an excuse of any kind.
This person must have a sick sense of humor because they took the bands off of the lobster's claws. Everyone is aware of the purpose of the elastic bands, and it is not for the bands to look pretty. It was obvious that he knew what would happen since he had put the lobster back into the tank to observe the potential for mayhem.
Just picture yourself trying to explain this situation to another member of the staff... "The new guy got fired because he was responsible for the mass murder of lobsters," This is a particularly intense example of firing on the first day.
A short fuse and throwing a fit are two things that should not be combined with tea because they do not go well together. Both of these things were done by the same person in the back of the tea store. He threw boxes of delicate tea china at each other with the intention of breaking them. Whatever transpired in this man's life on that particular day, it had to be pretty terrible for him to be that angry.
Unless, of course, he just enjoys breaking every piece of china in the collection for some reason. Whatever the reason may be, the next time he needs something to break, he should just go out and buy his own china.
On occasion, when applying for jobs, most of us have been guilty of telling a fib or two. When writing your curriculum vitae (CV), it is even expected of you to brag about yourself a little bit. This person went way too far with it. Whatever it was that he said in order to land the position of "Executive Chef," he must have done a good job selling it.
It's a shame that he couldn't prove his claims by demonstrating any actual ability in the kitchen. One of the best ways to determine how much you lied on your application is to have you make a quesadilla. Try a different industry, buddy. You are not cut out to be a cook.
He had heard that he would be allowed to take a brief break to smoke whenever he wanted at this new job. The majority of respondents stated that ten minutes was the typical waiting period. Unfortunately, the substance he was smoking caused the time distortion to be so severe that he genuinely believed he had been absent for ten minutes (rather than 3 hours).
He most likely mistook the amount of time he spent looking in the mirror for a single second rather than thirty minutes. That's an amusing way to lose your job if you ask us. After all, most employees who smoke aren’t even aware of the total time they waste while having a small break from work. Smoking is a good excuse for throwing tantrums, though…
The new employee had barely been on the job for a few hours when they already lost control of their temper. It's a dangerous move to throw a cabbage at someone because of how heavy they are. But when it's to a customer at the grocery store that you work in, you've got to have some anger management problems and social inadequacies to deal with.
If you think that this is acceptable behavior, you might have been included on the aforementioned list of things to deal with on the job. However, it did seem as though he wasn't surprised to be fired as a result of it, so at least he was rational about understanding that he would be fired.
Before you start acting like you're better than everyone else for causing an accident in the parking lot, which, by the way, was your fault, make sure that the Porsche you hit wasn't the director's. If it was, you shouldn't have hit it in the first place.
Better yet, watch out that you don't hit any cars, and once you've done that, you can go back to being ungrateful and entitled. We think the director did a good job handling the situation, and it's clear that he has high ethical standards for the staff members he chooses to work with him. It's about time!
The behavior of the new server at this chain restaurant made it appear as though he had just started working at a nightclub for the third time. The restaurant was part of a chain. Not that carrying out this activity at any point in time is something that should be considered appropriate.
Nevertheless, it is a peculiar circumstance to find oneself in, given that it so obviously involves engaging in drug use in public. Imagine that he went back to serving customers, including the same customer who had just seen him being up next. Awkward!
The staffing firm that is initially to blame for the current situation at work is the one that was responsible for sending this individual. Because he was drooling and sleeping on the job, the actual guy is the second person to blame for what happened. Finding someone who is both honest and hard-working can be challenging at times.
When there are so many employment agencies out there that can't be trusted in how they place their employees, it's often better to just hire someone yourself instead of going through one of those agencies. This is because hiring someone yourself gives you more control over the hiring process (even if it is for a temporary job).
Oh, my goodness. His parents thought it would be a good idea to reward their son with his new job, but this ended up being the reason that led to him being fired later. Okay, so the guy had the option of declining this trip to Orlando and explaining to his parents that he needed to work some shifts instead.
However, he made the decision to accompany them on the trip and wait until they returned before asking if it was all right. If he was going to behave in such a dishonest manner, he was never going to be an asset to the company.
Was this new guy trying to win a bet, or was he just trying to impress someone? An impressive accomplishment would be to be kicked out of a bar that has such a chill atmosphere. He created the impression that he was actively seeking his dismissal from the company.
Perhaps someone had told him how simple it was to act casually there; consequently, he may have gambled that he could try to keep the job by acting extremely casually. We are relieved that the manager was able to ask him to leave so quickly. Nobody wants to be around someone with energy like that at work.
The management of this establishment made a serious effort to offer him a do-over. We are also taken aback by the fact that this individual was rehired after committing theft. He most likely exerted a great deal of effort to persuade them that he had evolved as a person and was no longer the same person he used to be.
However, it turned out that wasn't true because he was eventually fired for being a threat to the company's safety. We are curious as to what took place there. On the underground market for radios to be sold? Due to the fact that he is such a dedicated radio enthusiast, we wouldn't rule it out.
However, despite the limited number of hours that the youngest sister worked, their father continued to compensate her financially for her efforts. Unfortunately, she did not have the level of professionalism required to actually remember the one and only rule of the job, which was to treat her dad in the workplace as the boss and not as her dad.
She was probably a little too young to have reached the level of maturity required to put her teenage woes behind her at that point in time. It's possible that she picked up some valuable lessons about life from this experience.
If you and your loved ones have a habit of having a wonderful time whenever you are all in the same room, you should probably rethink the brilliant idea of working together with them. It's best to have a good time at home, when you're not working, rather than at the office.
It is not a good idea to be so exhausted that you are literally falling asleep in one of the hotel beds. Because of this, of course, they were terminated on the spot. We are keeping our fingers crossed that the good housekeeper was able to keep her position and that the only person who was laid off was the cousin.
This worker posed a danger to the well-being of everyone else. When it comes to working conditions, lighting up is rarely a good idea. But if you work on a farm where there are a lot of things that can catch fire, it is even more important that you have the common sense to avoid lighting up during your shift.
This individual did not receive the memo, and it appears that he was also unaware of how highly flammable bales of hay can be. They would burst into flames in an instant, and it is extremely difficult to keep that kind of fire under control.
We share your shock and outrage at the situation. It is one thing to feel threatened because the kittens supposedly attacked you, but quite another to actually be attacked by them. The next step is to transfer the kittens to the opposite side of the cage, which brings us to the third step.
This individual deserved to be fired on the spot, and they also deserved to be barred from working in any stores or businesses that deal with animals in the future. This is in no way acceptable at all. We are relieved to hear that the kittens are healthy despite the ordeal.
He certainly possessed a daring spirit. Because he was so reckless, he was fired from his job. If the Executive Restroom is clearly marked as being reserved for the use of the executive staff only, then you have no valid reason to justify going in there.
Next time, he ought to use the common restrooms like the rest of the commoners do, just like everyone else does. It is not necessary for him to be in agreement with this; all that is required of him is to follow the rules. If this continues, he will never be able to find another job that he can keep.
Be sure that there is no one else working for the company who is able to decipher the code that you are using to vent your frustrations when you are doing so in a top-secret programming language. If there is, you run the risk of being discovered. When you have some free time, try going for a run, taking a boxing class, or writing in a journal.
It is not a brave move at all to write your complaints into the code of the company; rather, it is just silly. Also, just so you're aware, staying late at the office is not always avoidable. This individual appeared to be way too worked up about it. Had he never worked before in his life?
Uh, yeah. Hacking into the system is in no way acceptable. Considering the magnitude of the computer company, this provision was almost certainly included in the employment contract. It's a good thing that this person was discovered so quickly and was escorted out of the building as soon as possible.
Was it his sole intention from the beginning to merely copy these files in order to secure the position? It's possible that something more sinister lies at the root of your desire to imitate the work they've done. It sounds like it would be extremely dangerous, like something out of a thriller with a lot at stake!
The world’s food scene has never lacked in the different ways that food can be prepared. Just like the bar scene, the food industry has always been at the forefront of new ways to prepare and combine the different types of foods. Some variations can be an instant classic, while others miss the mark by a mile. Here we listed some wacky stories from the people that know best, the workers in the food trade!
You get a lot of people out there that can wake up in the morning without any hassles, ready to tackle the world. Then you get people that need more than fresh air to start their morning, they need a good fix of caffeine before they start their day.
With all the different caffeine options you get out there, the espresso has always been a favorite amongst coffee lovers all over the world. Well, sometimes espresso is just not enough. This person loves to sweeten up their espresso with seven shots of orange flavoring. Come to think of it, it's a great way to neutralize the bitterness of the coffee. But seven shots might be overdoing it a bit, what do you think?
Who doesn’t like the flavor of salted fries? The combination of hot fries and salt is a match made in heaven. We can’t think of anything worse than having fries with no salt on, Can you?
Sometimes people aren’t allowed salt due to health issues so certain adjustments need to be made to that person's eating habits. This lady asked for the salt but no sodium. Unfortunately, taking sodium out of salt is a little more difficult than it sounds. You need to have more than just a good chemistry background to be able to do something like this, you need a Ph.D.! So, a person is left with the only two choices. Salt or no salt?
Few drinks quench a person's thirst on a hot summer’s day like a refreshing ice tea. It’s a healthier option than a carbonated drink which normally contains a high amount of sugar and other additives.
This guy added thirteen packets of sweetener to his ice tea. We don’t know if he is having withdrawal symptoms from the real deal, but we're pretty sure that this amount of sweetener can not be good for a person, can it?
Pancakes for breakfast are one of the best ways to get someone’s attention, Just the sound of the word is enough to get a person to start fantasizing about syrup running down the side. Mmm... yummy!
However, not everybody likes sweet pancakes from the looks of it. This lady wanted ranch dressing instead of the regular syrup on the side. Hopefully, this person was doing it on a dare. Then again, you do get people with some weird tastebuds out there. We’ll skip on this combo thank you.
There are so many different variations of coffee drinks. You get americanos, espressos, cappuccinos, strong coffee, weak coffee, and filter coffee, just to name a few. That’s because we all have our likes and dislikes.
Then you get this person. We understand that you get people that don’t like strong coffee, but throwing the coffee out of the cup and replacing it with hot water, makes no sense to us at all. And, you should charge him! It's only fair.
If there is one thing the world knows, is the fact that some celebrities can be very pedantic about what they put into their bodies. Just like us normal people, they also have their food habits.
See! It doesn’t matter who you are, famous or not. But, with celebrities, things can be on a whole other level when it comes to preferences. However, asking this waitress to make the caviar not smell like fish, would be impossible. If you want eggs to smell less fishy then eat a chicken egg. No fish smell there we promise!
There can be nothing more frustrating for a server at a restaurant than a customer that doesn’t know what they want. When they do order, the food would never be a hundred percent right even if the dish was prepared perfectly.
Thank goodness this husband stepped in otherwise this poor old baked potato would have been nuked beyond the point of being edible. We’re pretty sure that she wanted mashed potato and not a baked potato. Or maybe she’s never made mashed potato herself before, who knows.
We all know that pregnant women and their food cravings can be overwhelming at first. Sometimes these specific food cravings can be weird, to say the least. In any case, there is no coming in between a pregnant lady and her weird food cravings. Remember, they’re not eating for one anymore.
Having said that. This woman’s weird request for a lemon sorbet milkshake was met with a bit of resistance from the staff. We would hate to be the person that denies a pregnant woman her food craving, just saying.
Sushi has become one of the most sought-after dinner options in recent times. This Japanese export has a strong foothold in restaurant scenes all over the world. Sushi is not only just a healthier way to eat, but it also tastes great too.
Having said that, sushi is not for everyone. To begin with, not everyone likes to eat raw fish. It can also take a while for people to get used to eating it and doing it properly at the same time. This couple’s weird way of eating their sushi with butter and a sprinkle of sugar on top would be considered a great sacrilege, especially for all the hardcore sushi eaters out there.
There is one way to get all the food with all the nutrients down in one go, by blending the food you want into one big concoction. Well, it's a great way to do fruits, and who doesn’t like a healthy smoothie. What about bacon and syrup with coffee and cream?
What if you mix your bacon and coffee and cream, doesn’t sound right does it? This person ordered a frappuccino and bacon blended. Could be quite interesting to taste this blend. No harm in trying it at least once, would you?
There are a host of different options on how to drink one's coffee. Some like strong coffee, while others like to have their coffee weak. Coffee also has a bit of bitterness to it, so what do we do? We add a bit of sugar to taste. Unless you're these people.
This person ordered a massive amount of sugar and cream, to put in their coffee, fifteen shots each to be exact! Leaving very little room for their coffee. We can't think of a worse way to get one's coffee fix for the day, can you?
Food also has various ways of preparing and eating it. Meat is no exception, and we all have our preferences on how our meat must be done. Some like their meat rare, while others prefer it done medium, or even well done. So, there should be no wrongs when ordering a meat dish. Just as long as the temperature of the meat is done to one’s liking.
It's not out of the ordinary to find people that want their meat well done, because not everyone can do undercooked meat. They would prefer their meat more overdone than underdone. This person asked for their meat to be burnt. Yes, burnt! Thankfully it's not our food, as we like our meat a little less cooked.
Coffee is by no means a sweet drink. It has a bitter aftertaste that can put people off of caffeine. But not us! Sometimes the balance of the bitterness and flavor of coffee, is just what we need. For others, a sachet or two of sugar is all they need to enjoy their coffee.
Like this person that needs a tad bit more than two sachets of sugar, more like ten ounces of sugar-free caramel. That’s a whole lot of sweetness for a 32 oz iced coffee, more like eight ounces too much!
Countless people are trying to lose weight these days. So you do find some people that look at all the nutritional values of every product they buy. Restricting the amount of calorie intake is a great starting point for anyone attempting to lose weight.
People all over the world are slowly waking up to the idea of eating healthier meals. Like this lady who seems to be on a nut diet, but it seems that she’s taken the extreme diet route of ten nuts per meal. If it’s a snack for in-between meals then it’s ok. Otherwise, it sounds like torture to us.
It’s not easy to be the only guy amongst a group of guy friends that likes hanging out but doesn’t like the drinking part too much. So, when they do go out alone, they would have their fruity or any non-alcoholic drink without being hassled by their friends.
Elaborate plans would begin to evolve when trying to come up with ways to stay sober without the friends knowing anything about it. Shouting for a drink with a wink signaling the swop to soda is a great way to throw the boys off “Operation Stay Sober”.
Lots of coffee shops are doing loyalty cards these days. These cards allow people to get free drinks after a certain amount of stamps were collected. This often leads people to try and take advantage of this free drink system. Sometimes the free drink isn’t enough because people always want more.
This lady is a former employee of Starbucks and it took her thirty minutes to complete this ridiculous order. We probably would have told this customer to take a hike if we had to do this. But being the professional that she was, she completed the task, no questions asked.
Ben and Jerry’s is a world-renowned ice cream shop that started in Vermont. One of their signature dishes is the Vermonster. It's a very large bowl with twenty scoops of ice cream and twenty toppings of your choice.
What in the world were these people thinking? Twenty scoops of ice-creams is a lot for any person to eat. All we can see is a massive tummy ache, nothing more. A scoop or two, and we’re all set.
Pizza is a favorite for so many people all over the world. The options of what you can put on top of your pizza, are endless. It all comes from a margarita pizza being the base for all the other pizzas.
If you order a mushroom pizza, what you get is a margarita pizza topped with mushrooms. Why this customer asked for a mushroom pizza without any mushrooms on, and pay for it, is anyone's guess. Maybe they felt silly after they realized that they made a mistake.
This might seem strange to some people, but having a mayo sandwich is not as bad as it sounds. But, having a sandwich with a whole bottle of mayo sounds a bit too extreme for us.
This lady ordered her mayo sandwich and ate it like a champ. It just goes to show that people do like what they like, and there is nothing we can do to change it. However gross it may sound to other people. It is what it is. All we know is that she likes her mayo sandwiches.
If you have worked in the food industry, then you know that you always have to make sure that the customer is satisfied with their order. It doesn’t matter how complicated the order is. An establishment should always see if it can comply with its customers' demands.
This unfortunate barista had an order with a shopping list of extras that had to go into a fifth grader’s drink. Either she was in for a long night of studying, or she was there with her secret crush. Whatever the reason, it sounds like a terrible drink.