Man Drives Car Into Walmart Store After Being Fired

Man Drives Car Into Walmart Store After Being Fired

It’s totally understandable for someone to be angry over the loss of their job. But it is not okay for that person to then run their car into their former place of business. [More]

Package-Chucking FedEx Workers Caught On Viral Video Fired

Package-Chucking FedEx Workers Caught On Viral Video Fired

Welcome to the modern surveillance state. Everywhere you go, there are countless hidden devices that could be spying on you, ready to splash your image and actions in front of millions for public ridicule. We mean smartphones, of course. One New York City-area FedEx driver learned this the hard way when a motorist filmed her hurling packages into a truck, and she lost her job. [More]

Waitress Disses Customers On Facebook, Gets Fired

Waitress Disses Customers On Facebook, Gets Fired

Brixx Pizza in North Carolina takes social media pretty seriously, because it fired a waitress after she complained on her Facebook page about a stingy couple who occupied a table for three hours and only left a $5 tip. [More]

Target Worker Fired For Zhu Zhu Pet Purchase

Target Worker Fired For Zhu Zhu Pet Purchase

A veteran Target employee in Buffalo, NY claims that she was fired for purchasing a Zhu Zhu pet. The chain told TV station WKBW that all employees were clearly instructed in a memo not to purchase the robot hamsters before 4 A.M., which the employee denies. [WKBW] [More]

Walmart Fires Security Guard For Chasing After Shoplifter Like He's In A Cop Movie

Walmart Fires Security Guard For Chasing After Shoplifter Like He's In A Cop Movie

A Florida Walmart has fired one of their security officers for giving chase to a knife-wielding shoplifter who took off running across the store’s parking lot. Josh Rutner told the Star-Banner, “I couldn’t let him get away. That’s wrong.” That second sentence may be true, but security guard != officer of the law.

Honeybaked Ham Fires Employee Shot In Store Robbery

Honeybaked Ham Fires Employee Shot In Store Robbery

A North Carolina Honeybaked Ham store manager was shot in an attempted store robbery in April, and has been recovering on worker’s compensation since the shooting. Now that his benefits have run out, the store very thoughtfully has terminated his employment. (Update: Honeybaked Ham sent us a statement with their take on this situation, which is appended at the end of this post.)

http://consumerist.com/2009/06/16/the-buca-di-beppo-manager/

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Forced Arbitration: You Can't Sue Us For Discrimination

Forced Arbitration: You Can't Sue Us For Discrimination

Besides banning forced arbitration in consumer and franchise contracts, the Arbitration Fairness Act bans mandatory binding arbitration clauses in employment contracts. John’s story illustrates why this is necessary, inside.

Bank Of America CEO Fired As Chairman

Bank Of America CEO Fired As Chairman

Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis has been sh*tcanned from the chairman position, but will remain CEO, says the NYT. Calls for Lewis to resign in shame and go cry alone with his money have been getting louder over the past few months.

17 Signs You May Be Out Of A Job Soon

17 Signs You May Be Out Of A Job Soon

If you’re still on the fence about whether to spend your stimulus check, pay off debt with it, or stock up on ramen noodles, this checklist may help you decide. Some of the tips are pretty unnecessary—”your job duties are marginalized” and “your company plans to move to a smaller building” shouldn’t be hard to decipher. It never hurts to remind yourself about some of the signs of an impending downsize, however.

Sorry Doesn't Cut It: JetBlue CEO Replaced Effective Immediately

Sorry Doesn't Cut It: JetBlue CEO Replaced Effective Immediately

Founder of JetBlue David “Mortified” Neeleman is no longer the CEO of his company, effective immediately. He’ll continue on as “non-executive chairman,” and play a “more strategic role.” Whatever that means.

Complaints Work! Time Warner Cable Exec Fired After An Avalanche of Customer Complaints

Complaints Work! Time Warner Cable Exec Fired After An Avalanche of Customer Complaints

They have a tall order ahead in repairing strained relations with customers and winning back the more than 10,000 people who have canceled their subscriptions since October.

From: RadioShack. Subject: You’re Fired.

From: RadioShack. Subject: You’re Fired.

43 Rules’ Joanna Fired from McDonald’s

43 Rules’ Joanna Fired from McDonald’s

Joanna — the spitting, rage-filled contaminator of fast food who wrote the 43 Things Not To Do At McDonald’s List — has been fired.

Ford: You’re Fired! But Congratulations For Thirty Years Service!

Ford: You’re Fired! But Congratulations For Thirty Years Service!