Redditor roor1337 asked the question, “People who got fired on the first day of the job, what happened?” The 23,000 comments in the past two days contain some priceless stories. Some are sad or outrageous, but many about short-term co-workers are hilarious. Doxxboot gave us this scary story.
Used to work at a factory that made food stuff. Guy I was trained with fell into a big vat of wet ingredients that was about to be heated up. Had I not looked behind me, he would've died.
The boss went to the hospital to tell him he was fired but they were giving him some extra pay in his check.
They called me and told me I was let go for not showing up on my first day. Which was a surprise for me since at no point after the interview had I been told that I'd been hired.
A lesson on what not to do from stratospaly:
A guy showed up on his first day, went through orientation, then out for beers with his boss and a few others. His boss was talking about his 16 year old girl and the new guy straight face said "Is she hot?"... this was a 24+ year old dude. His first day was his last.
PotatoLatkes had a great story.
Not me...but happened when I was working at McDonalds. New guy came in and when he saw that we were trashing patties if they had been sitting too long, he ate one...then he started just eating them from the supply...dude must have inhaled 10-12 patties over a couple hours after repeatedly being told to stop. Eventually, he started making himself a burger with the buns and eating it as well. Got fired first day on the job.
I'm still convinced he had no real plans of working and just wanted to see how many free burgers he could eat before getting canned.