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This is a question Why should you be fired from your job?

I spent three years "working" in the Ministry of Agriculture carefully crafting projectiles out of folded paper and drawing pins that I would then fire at colleagues with an elastic band. On discovering I'd been conducting all-out warfare when I should really have been in a field counting cows, I was asked to "reconsider my career options" outside the service.

Why, then, should you be fired from your job?

(, Thu 9 Aug 2007, 13:04)
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Hmm, what's that funny stain?
My first real job was working as a writer for a computer games magazine (not saying which one). I was one of two new people hired at about the same time, the other one was a burly, bald Scots guy we'll call Jock.

We worked with a female journo who'd been part of the scene for a few years, was quite well-known. She was very fitness-conscious and made a point of wearing sporty, figure-hugging clothes about the place. Jock took an immediate fancy to her, even though she made it clear that he had no chance.

Jock first got in trouble after it was discovered that he'd been coming in out of hours (weekends and such) and using his computer to download porn off US BBSs (very expensive -- this is pre-internet so you actually had to make a transatlantic call). And it was pretty rough, too -- extreme piercings and such. Yuk.

Anyway the final straw was when, one morning, she came in to find a mysterious mark on her chair. The mystery didn't last long: within a few days Jock got sufficiently drunk to admit to a colleague that he'd been in the office doing some 'research' when he'd got a bit excited and decided to toss himself off -- and spilled his beans all over her seat.

He was 'let go', ostensibly for poor timekeeping but everyone knew the truth -- he'd been fired for being a filthy pervert.
(, Sun 12 Aug 2007, 15:52, Reply)

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