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Video: Park ranger fired for dancing in an 'offensive' manner

Chattanooga - One park ranger was caught on camera doing a dance which one citizen found quite offensive. He was fired for it and now many sectors of the Internet are rushing to save his job.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Employee fired after helping to extinguish fire

Gaylord - An employee of a retailer in Michigan lost his job after helping to extinguish a fire at the store. His former boss said that the decision was based on the company's "safety procedures."
In the Media by Al Boe - 4 comments

Waitress fired for refusing to cover dine-and-dash bill

New York - It wasn't a good thing to have three men skip out on a bill, but it was even worse when waitress Suzanne Parratt was fired for refusing to pay that bill.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Boston marathon bombing costume gets woman fired from job

Alicia Ann Lynch, 22, from Michigan, posted a photo of herself in a Halloween costume, which went viral online and received a lot of negative attention.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Spanish Consul General in Boston sacked for closing doors

Madrid - Pablo Sánchez-Terán, the Spanish Consul General in Boston, USA, was fired after he decided to shut up shop just 2 hours after the Boston Marathon bombings, because "it was closing time."
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments

NBA: Lawrence Frank out as Detroit Pistons coach

Detroit - After 2 seasons, Lawrence Frank is officially out as head coach of the Detroit Pistons. The news was widely expected among league sources
In the Media by Layne Weiss

KFC employee fired for making out with mashed potatoes

An employee at a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Johnson City, TN, has been fired after he made out with a mound of potatoes shaped like a breast.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

John Galliano returns to fashion at Oscar de la Renta

Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta announced Friday he had invited John Galliano to return to the fashion world. Galliano was fired from Christian Dior following an anti-Semitic rant, which was caught on video.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Yelp users rip dentist who fired worker for looks

Yelp users have written 22 largely one-star reviews of an Iowa dentist who fired his dental assistant because he thought she was "irresistible."
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Boston Red Sox fire manager Bobby Valentine

The Boston Red Sox announced that they fired the team's manager, Bobby Valentine, regardless of having one year left on his two year contract.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Video: Pro-gay Adam Smith bullies Chick-fil-A worker, gets fired

Tucson - A video posted to YouTube shows a man, Adam Smith, at a Chick-fil-A drive-through, bullying a young female employee after she served him water. The video went viral and Smith has been fired from his job at Vante, Inc., a company based in Tucson, Arizona.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 19 comments

Lifeguard fired for saving man in 'unprotected' beach area

Hallandale - A Florida lifeguard was fired after he rushed to save a swimmer struggling to stay alive in the "unprotected" stretch of the beach, where visitors are warned to swim at their own risk.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 11 comments

Woman donates kidney to boss, then gets fired

A New York woman donated a kidney after learning another was in need, and subsequently found herself out of a job. In an unusual situation, the 47-year-old woman has now initiated a lawsuit against her former employer.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 16 comments

Op-Ed: Congress — You're Fired!

When American citizens refuse to do a job they were hired to do, they are fired on the spot. Yet Congress has proven they cannot do their job, and continue to be paid well. It is time to fire uncompromising Congress members who fail the nation.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 19 comments

CNN lays off 50 staffers; cites tech advances, work flow change

Atlanta - Cable News Network (CNN) laid off 50 staff-members last week, including librarians, photojournalists and technicians. Company officials said in an internal memo that they were making technological advancements and changes to their work flow.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz fired by Chairman

Carol Bartz, who was hired on as CEO of Yahoo two and a half years ago, was fired on Tuesday effective immediately by the Chairman of the Board.
In the Media by Stephanie Medeiros

Duke Nukem Forever’s PR firm fired for threatening tweet Special

The public relations firm responsible for promoting the new video game Duke Nukem Forever has been dumped by the game’s developer 2K Games, Digital Journal has learned. It only took one angry tweet to provoke the decision.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 2 comments

Starbucks sued for 'fear-driven' firing of barista with dwarfism

El Paso - The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit Monday against Starbucks Coffee Company for refusing reasonable accommodation and firing a barista with dwarfism, conduct allegedly violating the Americans With Disabilities Act.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 11 comments

Aflac fires actor Gilbert Gottfried over tasteless tsunami tweets

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, well known for his high pitched duck-like voice-overs for the insurance firm Aflac, has been fired by the company after posting a slew of tasteless Japanese earthquake jokes and tsunami comments on his Twitter account.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra awaits Pat Riley the grim reaper

Miami - A very positive and feel-good drama that began before the NBA season has turned into a horror film waiting to unfold. Erik Spoelstra, the protégé and director that was expected to achieve the perfect happy ending for the Heat, now awaits the grim reaper
In the Media by William Charles Baker

Ohio teacher fired for sleeping on the job

Sandusky - A northwestern Ohio school board has fired a longtime teacher after an investigation concluded she frequently slept in class and repeatedly arrived late.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 6 comments

Abercrombie & Fitch fires male model for eating croissant

Montauk - A "rising star" in the modeling world was fired after he was caught eating a croissant during a photo shoot for Abercrombie & Fitch.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 16 comments

Engineer fired by Google after he spies on teenagers information

Google announced today that they were forced to fire one of their engineers in July because of repeated violations of user privacy.
In the Media by Gemma Fox - 1 comment

Policeman may be fired for throwing woman into cell

Melksham - A police sergeant has been suspended and may lose his job for injuring a woman at a police station. CCTV footage showing the woman being dragged through the police station and roughly shoved into a cell by the officer has been released.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 4 comments

Was a Citigroup banker fired for being too sexy?

Could having a good figure and wearing attractive clothing get you fired? One Citigroup banker in New York is claiming that this is precisely what happened to her.
In the Media by Chris Stewart - 6 comments

Eating co-worker's biscuits gets employee fired, arrested, fined

Night shift worker at Convergys call center in Newcastle, England was fired, then arrested and fined £150 for eating a £6.99 tin of biscuits.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 11 comments

Chilean mint boss fired for spelling country name wrong on coin

The general manager of the Chilean mint has been sacked for issuing coins that included incorrect spelling of the name of the country. On the coins, the country was spelled "Chiie" rather than "Chile."
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 3 comments

Lebanese Army Fires on Israeli Warplanes

The Lebanese army says its gunners have fired at Israeli aircraft violating Lebanon’s airspace. A statement by Lebanon’s military says four Israeli warplanes flew low over south Lebanon and were forced to fly higher by the anti-aircraft gunners.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Spanish court: You can't be fired for calling boss 'son of a bitch'

It has emerged this week that back in February a court in Spain ruled calling your boss a "son of a bitch" should not result in you losing your job.
In the Media by Chris Dade - 2 comments

Mexico's customs inspectors have all been replaced

In an affect to combat drug smuggling Mexico has replace all of its customs inspectors. The nation has replaced the agents with 1,400 new agents this weekend.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment
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