January 27, 2004





Have you ever been fired from a job? IF so, why?

yes, from calling off sick too much and being late (attendance problems)

Melodi, 19
Gahanna, OH USA

Once, and it was just as I was about to quit anyway. It was primarily a personality conflict, combined with one senior staff member who considered all technical people peons.

Jane, 63
West Linn, OR USA

Fired. Laid off. The boss' daughter wanted work, so I was the one to go. I was 15 years old.

Laura, 39
Lowell, MA USA

I've never been fired. But I have stayed too long in jobs that I was no longer challenged by.

Felicia, 38
Lowell, MA USA

No, I haven't.

Karen, 23
Ames, IA USA

No, never.

Cathie, 54
Novi, MI USA

Not fired for misconduct or anything, but I have left jobs due to the company wanting me to, rather than me wanting to. Once because the company was just starting up, and wasn't making enough to pay me, and once because my role was moving half way across the country, and I wasn't able to move with it.

Alice, 23
Wincehster UK

I was once fired after 15 minutes. One of the most humiliating experiences of my life...considering how many humiliations I have to choose from, that is saying something.

Frodo, 32
The Shire


Jill, 61
Saylorsburg, PA USA

When I was a teenager, I worked at a summer camp as an art assistant. I made $200 for the whole summer. Not a lot of money. So when they had open house on a Saturday, they wanted me there. So being a teenager, I did not go and they fired my for it.

Janet, 46
E. Brunswick, NJ USA

I stay in my present job cause the pay is good and I like what I am doing.

Janet, 46
E. Brunswick, NJ USA


Ryan, 29
Riedlingen GERMANY

Nope, never. I have tried to get fired though.

Keri-Jade, 23
Brampton, Ontario CANADA

Yesterday / Tomorrow