Napping in the Bathroom
"I fell asleep on the toilet for two hours. It turns out that I snore."
"I put white paint in a milk bottle because I was sick of people stealing my milk. Got fired for trying to poison colleagues by a boss with a mouth full of white paint."
Could Not Staple Two Sheets of Paper Together
"We fired somebody because she could quite literally not staple two pieces of paper together. Anywhere but the corner. The amazing thing was that she drove to work every day."
Up In Smoke
"I was let go for “not being a team player.” My crime? Being the only person in the department that didn't smoke."
"I was fired for taking a sexy selfie in my work uniform and posting it on the Internet." Said Hall about this worker: "The person fired for the sexy workplace selfie certainly isn't the first to suffer this fate, and certainly won’t be the last. You would have thought people would know this is the inevitable outcome by now.”
Even worse than being drunk in front of the boss? Calling in sick to go get drunk and running into the boss. "I took my evening shift off work 'sick' to go down [to] the pub. It was the boss’ local. My now-ex-boss was there."
Can I Have the Chocolates Back, Please?
"I got the sack for turning up in jeans and T-shirt for a 'suit day.' It was my first day back from holiday, and nobody told me. The worst thing was being asked to leave AFTER I left holiday sweets for everybody."
No Sheep and Goats at Work
"[I was] sacked for tending my Facebook farm for an entire afternoon when I should have been doing the sales figures. No complaints – I was extraordinarily obsessed with my Facebook farm." (Photo: Sandy Smith)
TMI, Buddy, TMI
"[I was fired for] arguing with my girlfriend on the office phone over whose turn it was to do the dinner that night, all during a meeting."
Maybe Bald Isn't Beautiful
"I shaved my head for charity. Apparently, that's not allowed if you work on the shop floor."
ALL CAPS IS RUDE
One employee was fired for sending emails in all caps with a lilac font color. “He just wouldn't STOP SHOUTING AT CUSTOMERS, even when asked to stop. Loads of complaints from clients, they said we looked unprofessional,” remembered his boss.
Angry [Blue] Birds!
"I got my personal Twitter account mixed up with the corporate one. My personal account is a bit near-the-knuckle, and it turns out they can't take a joke. Whoops!"