No Cheese Heads A Chicago salesman was fired for wearing a Green Bay Packers tie to work.
There are many conventional ways that people find to get themselves fired (e.g., dishonesty, harassment, and such; see our previous report here). And then there are more unique ways to get a pink slip. You could get sacked for showing support for the wrong sports team, failing to restock the office refrigerator, or even showing up for work looking too attractive. Those are among the strange but true termination stories we uncovered. In some cases, an outright job dismissal seems rather harsh, given that the offenses amount to - at worst - lapses in professional judgment. In other instances, the departed seems to have been courting trouble. Naturally, a number of these incidents ended up as lawsuit fodder, or otherwise prompted news coverage. We’ve compiled our list below via websites such as What's That Smell?, Fail Blog and Newstrick. One thing’s for sure: In a time of shaky job security, it’s best to err on the side of caution on the job.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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