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15 Signs that You’ll be Fired

by Celine on January 3rd, 2008

  1. You see your position being advertised on JobStreet.com or the newspaper classifieds.
  2. Your coworkers keep asking you “If, theoretically, you’ll resign or be fired for whatever reason, may I have your cubicle/chair/lamp/pencil holder?”
  3. The IRS or the FBI come to your company building looking for you.
  4. For some reason, your coworkers have stopped inviting you to staff meetings.
  5. The person you’re dating, who happens to be the boss’ son or daughter, breaks up with you unexpectedly.
  6. Your direct subordinate is running around your office with measuring tape and wallpaper samples.
  7. The budget list for the following month has an increase for “office supplies” equal to your salary.
  8. You receive an office memo with the subject “Re: Merger”
  9. Your secretary is given more work than you.
  10. All your friends in the workplace have already been fired.
  11. The boss insists that you take an “indefinite” amount of time off as a “vacation”.
  12. Your performance review, instead of verbal or written, comes in the form of a guy in a black cloak with a sickle.
  13. Instead of your position, the text under your name on the office door reads “Dead Man Walking”.
  14. The font color of your department profits is red.
  15. Your new boss is 15 years younger than you.  And you’re only 35.

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2 opinions for 15 Signs that You’ll be Fired

  • Bridget
    Jan 3, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Great post. Glad I don’t have to worry about those office politics as a freelancer. Guess I’ll just have to worry about…firing myself!

  • Celine
    Jan 3, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Or “firing” your clients. I know from my personal experience that some clients are migraine inducing. It’s not often, but it happens.

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