I can’t say that I’ve ever been fired – though, with some of the crap I pulled at work in my younger days, I probably should have been at one point or another. And when Jimmy Fallon threw out his latest hashtag challenge in the form of #HowIGotFired, there were plenty of people willing to take to Twitter and spill the beans about how it happened to them.
#15. I mean…is there a manual for that?
#14. A picture is worth a thousand words.
So my sister used to be a nanny #HowIGotFired @jimmyfallon pic.twitter.com/M6K4WXN8Q8
— Megan McDonald (@xoxomcd) July 11, 2016
#13. I wish I could believe they made this up.
@Dplayer01 haha! KFC fired me because my boss told me to “Mix it until it smells like feet” and I didn’t want to. #HowIGotFired @jimmyfallon
— Krys Allen (@Krystalallen87) July 4, 2016
#12. Daaaannnng salty viewers.
@jimmyfallon Hello, My name is Jimmy Fallon… My Late Night Talk Show was constantly airing Re-Runs instead of new episodes #HowIGotFired
— Sean Graham (@FoulBallMayhem) June 28, 2016
#11. This happened to Elaine on Seinfeld, except it was in the newspaper. Because the 90s.
Missed work to attend a baseball game, name and face shown on jumbotron. I worked for the team. @jimmyfallon #HowIGotFired
— Richard Heaton (@zanderlex) June 24, 2016
#9. Can’t say he didn’t warn you…
@jimmyfallon Our boss told us “you punch out before 12:00 for lunch- I’ll fire ya!” I punched out at 11:59 – and he fired me. #HowIGotFired
— Henry Kasavich (@hankkasavich) July 8, 2016
#8. I mean, are people with boring jobs not allowed to amuse themselves? Hmm?
@jimmyfallon my friend got fired from a pizzeria when her manager caught her making penises out of fresh dough. #HowIGotFired
— Kelly Friedman (@keleelah) July 2, 2016
#7. Not the first (or last) server to get fired for losing their cool over an insulting tip.
@jimmyfallon Lost job after throwing the quarter tip at customer “I don’t work to make phone calls!” #HowiGotFired
— Julie Hollifield (@Juliehdvm) June 25, 2016
#6. A fair point.
@jimmyfallon #HowIGotFired I was a dishwasher at a restaurant and I didn’t smile enough… Who is going to smile while washing dishes?!?!?!
— Andrew Nowaczek (@BrightHat) June 23, 2016
#5. Wouldn’t it be worse to waste good olives, though?
#4. Man, can your boss not take a joke?
@jimmyfallon #HowIGotFired Work rural gas station-Fill antifreeze jug with slushy-Drink in front of customers-Perpetuate rural Stereotypes
— Michael Lewis (@MichaelLewis142) July 4, 2016
#3. I’m guessing “I was only pretending” is an excuse he’s heard before.
@jimmyfallon buddy was jokingly pretending to huff a marker, boss walks by, fired him for huffing a marker #HowIGotFired
— S. Bennett Powell (@SBennettPowell) June 30, 2016
#2. Social media stalking is real, y’all. Let that be a lesson.
@jimmyfallon coincidentally… #HowIGotFired I tweeted thank you notes to Jimmy Fallon about my campers
— Laramie (@laramielaine) June 24, 2016
#1. George Costanza, is that you?
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