You can push the limits all you want, but you’d better be prepared for the consequences.
Some people work at the same place for so long that they get a little too comfortable. They start to feel immune to workplace rules and regulations. If you catch them bending the rules, they’ll probably just give you a wink and a nudge because they think the higher-ups will have their back. Having friends in high places does help, certainly. But some people get fired for the silliest reasons anyway. For one example, a worker was fired for plugging her phone into her computer after being repeatedly warned not to. Sure, that seems like a very dumb reason to get the boot, but there were security protocols being broken. Other people who replied to this question had some way more shocking reasons they were let go. People shared stories of reasons they or their coworkers were let go in response to u/qwerty_sux’s question, “What is the dumbest reason why someone at your workplace got fired?” A lot of the time the employees were clearly at fault, but sometimes the companies were just being very strict about their workplace rules.
After you read through these strange and hilarious stories, read about the exact opposite scenario: these workers shared the reasons they quit their terrible jobs on the spot.