What got you fired or almost fired?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Having a POV

like

Made my boss look like an idiot one too many times (he was!). Turned out to be a blessing in disguise - landed a great agency job for significantly more $$ less than a month later and haven't looked back.

like

Being too threatening to someone not smart enough to realize I had zero interest in her job.

like

I was too nice.

like

Apparently everyone who got fired was blameless and standing up to the man.

like

@D1 similar story. My old boss used to watch TV on his laptop all day and not supervise me (an entry level 23 year old) so I screwed up two things. The thing about me is that if I mess something up it's usually big...never small things. I think my disinterest in the job didn't help either. When I found a new job 8 weeks later I got a $12K a year increase. Been at the same company since. Old boss has been promoted to the holding company level and is a classic example of the Peter Principle.

like

I told someone to go fuck themselves (I was 18 in retail). Not related, sorry.

like

Standing up to my super inept AD. I've never met someone that stupid before. Half of my job was fixing her mistakes.

like

Told my micromanaging CD that the 10 rounds of revisions to a landing page don't fucking worth being in the office till midnight.

like

I remember a day in the 90s when 18 people at a big agency got fired for passing around racist emails. I cheered for the company standing up to that BS.

like

When I've come to the point where I'm ready to quit. The minute I'm done with them, I cannot keep my eye in the prize and just follow through to the last day. No. I have to give them sass attitude like a bratty teenage girl and make sure they know who dumped who. Anyone else do this?!

like

1st time - having ethics. 2nd time - being collaborative. The real question is why I didn't quit either of these places when I found out what they were like.

like

IT left a media server open on my machine and I downloaded some stuff to look at it. They caught me. Put me on probation and they spent the next few weeks scouring the web, convinced I had uploaded it to some peer-to-peer file sharing system. They treated it like a case of corporate espionage, when really I was just curious to see the production files of previous projects.

like

Saying that I was unhappy in the company for doing the job of too many people, including person that was reviewing me.

like

As a junior I told an irrational IBM client that his idea wouldn't work because "nobody loves IBM like IBM". It took quite a few months to get my second gig.

like

I made a joke to someone during checking out about the local prominent family that owned the chain of local convenience stores I worked at. The person was in said family. 😕

Being late to a one on one meeting.

When I was just starting out, after getting a forward of even more client changes to an already tortured ad campaign, I replied to the ae with a sarcastic remark about the creative abilities of the client. The AE didn't even read it or realize that I hadn't attached anything and just forwarded my email to the client. Only reason I didn't get fired is that I'd just sold a $600k concept through.

Related Posts

10/2020: I got laid off due to COVID. 10/2020 to 05/2021: I put over a hundred job apps for industry roles. I got multiple interviews and many unsuccessful final rounds. 06/2021:I am happy to share that I’ve received an offer for a 6 figures role in IA which is a 66% bump from my previous role!If you got laid off or not and you’re still looking for a better opportunity, don’t give up because believing is achieving!

likeupliftingsmart

Has someone really pulled the plug and FIREd yet?

like

Anyone else out there concerned that the market is going to go bear and we’ll be back to the days of endless layoffs and starving for projects?

like

there is a 17 y.o. singer with my face and my style that has millions of fans... and I just got laid off my job lol

likefunny

Fellow Fishes - I am seeking referral in Atlassian.. got laid off last week (SM, 15YOE) looking next gig actively. Thank You 🙏🏼

like

I don't understand the concept of receiving a 4 on Year End (and getting laid off). There is no set percentage to give people 4's and 5's right? How does one mess up that badly?

like

Is this the week I get laid off?

like

The apple update is such a public screwup. Somewhere a junior developer just got fired for it

like

Can we talk about the failure that is vision 2020? I dunno about yalls office , but here in the south. We've had employees laid off , list multiple clients , and are now trying to pass stuff to India

like

At a small firm, place went through layoffs a few months ago. Been on the bench for a Month. Just feel I’m waiting for the doom invite to drop into my cal now. Sigh.

like

Has anyone been able to secure a new job with H1-B while outside US? I was recently laid off and am outside US. I have a valid H1-B for another two years. Any one in similar scenario who has been able to secure a job?

like

In a background check can the company determine if I was let go or fired from a company? I was let go for “performance issues” but my snapshots and receiving severance/unemployment so do not agree.

like

Curious, what is a typical severance package—ie, how many weeks of pay per year?

like

For those who have been laid off, what does it look like right before? (like HR schedules a meeting with you?). I have this really bad pit in my stomach. No trolling or sarcastic stuff please.

likeuplifting

When do Q4 layoffs typically start? Right away or at end or throughout?

like

I’ve been laid off and, as I embark on my job search, I’d like to keep my marketing skills sharp. Any recommendations on must read books, or resources?

like

Which BDO offices had layoffs?

like

How many days on the bench before getting fired is a real possibility? Asking for a friend

like

Chris Krebs was fired at DHS today... very bad move and it’s gonna take a while for his replacement to gain the same trust and confidence within the cybersecurity community. January 20th can’t come soon enough.

like

Getting Laid 👍 > Getting Off 👍 > Getting Laid Off 👎

likefunnyuplifting

Additional Posts

What is BCG compensation range for generalist track class of 2017.. don’t need specific just want to know the TC range .. TIA.

likehelpful

Do MBB care if a candidate wants to switch jobs a few months after landing the most recent one? Having legit fit issues and would like to switch sooner than later.. Does Bain hire lateral candidates with just over a year of experience? What about the other two?

like

#wipro I got confirmation from hr that they will gill 16LPA and B2 band. Can some tell what will be in- hand salary ? Thañks

like

Interviewing for a role at KPMG in their Finance Transformation group as an Associate with 1 YOE. What should I be expecting in terms of salary (ballpark is fine)? HCOL

like

How is KPMG SF practice in NY? Culture and type if projects compare with ACN?

like

Applying for staff attorney position at big law. How much do they care about my transcript ?

like

I just came back last week from a wonderful two week holiday and I feel completely burnt out. I was doing fine before I left but now I just can’t stomach the work and the travel. Will it get better?

like

Anyone ever deal/dealing with severe physical symptoms of anxiety? Weakness, constant tension/pressure in back of head. All medical evaluations have come back normal. This makes no sense.

like

Hey guys, I have recently accepted an offer letter from TE Connectivity. Can someone give me details around the work culture there?

like

Looking for a Gay male doctor in NYC. Want a doctor I can talk to openly about sexual health, especially about colorectal health and reducing risks of disease/cancer in that area.

like

Hello 🐠 that have exited from consulting to startup strategy roles, what types of questions should I be preparing for the interviews? (in addition to standard behavioral questions) TIA

like

Anyone ever use another companies corporate discount code for Marriott? XOM (Exxon) code is showing a significant discount where I'm going.

like

What is a typical salary range for FDD in a MCOL area at the S1 level? Thinking about making the switch from Audit.

like

Just asked a recruiter if their org was having "salary adjustments" because of "revenue considerations" 🤦 Did I just ding myself? Is the rule that you never ask the recruiter about negatives?

like

Is it worth pursuing the Specialist consultant track at McKinsey? A recruiter reached out to me regarding a role in healthcare. Currently have 5 YOE, no MBA, am a SC at D.

like

For all ex-Deloitte 🐠 I’m in advisory. Leaving 3 months before my 2 years is up. How does the sign on bonus repayment work? Do they take it out of our final check? Or PTO payout? If I wanted to talk to someone about prorating the amount to pay back, who would that be and at what point do I do that? I appreciate any input!

like

Never thought I’d miss lawyer networking events but here we are.. Now that things are opening up, are there any bar events in the NYC area that anyone would recommend? FWIW, I’m a litigator specializing in consumer class actions but really do a bit of everything and am open to networking outside my practice areas. Thanks in advance!

likeuplifting

My boyfriend is finally able to get his covid vaccine next week after having been out of the ICU for having had COVID and pneumonia. I’m super worried about him and how sick he might get, as I got very sick from the shots after having contracted a minor COVID infection, myself, early this year. Has anyone experience this scenario? Any tips or things I should be aware of or watch out for? (Presuming he is going to not feel well and I’ll be taking care of him)

like

My yoe is 5.5 into etl teradata ,hadoop(worked on sqoop and hive)and reporting(business objects). I have knowledge of spark and kafka with scala and tableau. Can I get any referral to switch.i am looking to shift to Hyderabad/Bangalore from chennai

likehelpful

Once Canada reopens for international tourists, it should be possible to stay there for 14 days and traveling by plane to the US right? Coming from a Schengen country (with US work visa) and looking into options to make my way back to the US. The US/Canada border closure only affects land travel as far as I know..?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.