Employer discretion can be a useful tool for managers to help keep work places running safely and efficiently, but as we all know, sometimes things can get a little silly and even a bit abusive. And before we take these incidents as further examples of power mad employers gone running amok, do try to appreciate the humor to some of them and remember that in some of the cases, the workers likely took their former bosses to task in serious ways for what in most of these, are simply stupid reasons for termination. Here are some of the stupid reasons that some poor, unfortunate souls have found themselves out of work.
In Australia, a department store Santa found himself “sacked” after store managers took issue with his use of Santa’s “ho ho ho,” worried that the word “ho” might be misinterpreted as an offensive slang term for prostitute.
A McDonald’s employee, after putting a free slice of cheese on another employee’s sandwich, ended up filing for unemployment when store management decided such equated to theft. (Note, as shown in the video, the employee made out rather well after the fact.)
And a New Zealand warehouse worker, after experiencing excessive … gas on the job as a result of his medication was soon hunting for a new, less easily bothered employer, after his boss gave him the axe.
Watch for these and more inane reasons people have gotten “canned” from their jobs in the video above and be sure to check out AllTime10’s Youtube channel for even more all time top ten nonsense.