10 Weird Reasons to Get Fired

Capital letters, cancer haircuts, and other odd offenses
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Aug 22, 2010 6:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – There is no nice way to lose your job, especially during a recession. But, not every "you're fired" is created equal. Here, courtesy of Oddee, are some of the worst—and weirdest—job-loss stories out there:

  • Waitress canned for cancer cut: After losing her father to cancer, a Canadian woman raised $2700 by shaving her head for the cause. Her employer wasn't moved by her new bald look and she, sadly, was sacked.

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  • Teen fired for Facebook update: OK, so changing your status to "bored at work" isn't so smart. But what exactly was the boss doing on Facebook? Perhaps he was also a tad "bored."
  • Accountant let go for 'confrontational' caps: Next time you have the urge to write an ANGRY EMAIL to your BOSS, think twice. A woman from New Zealand lost her job for sending emails that used not-so-friendly capital letters and colors.
  • Man axed for heroic arrest: A waiter from Florida was hailed a hero when he spotted a woman being car-jacked and ran from a restaurant to help. He saved her, but couldn't save his job. His boss wasn't impressed.
Click here for the rest of the list. (To find out the real reason HP's CEO was fired, click here)

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