Shockingly Shocking Stories Of People Getting Fired On The First Day Of Work

These days, it's not uncommon to experience nerves or jitters when starting a new job. New surroundings, unfamiliar faces, and a sheer volume of new information to absorb can certainly make anyone feel a bit uneasy on their first day. However, some people take the concept of "first impressions are everything" to a whole new level, with shocking and hilarious results.

Recently, Reddit users shared stories of epic fails on day one of a new job that resulted in instantaneous termination. From inappropriate comments to outright theft, these anecdotes serve as a cautionary tale for anyone who thinks they can get away with anything on their first day.

We've collected some of the best stories from this thread, and it's safe to say that these former employees were fired faster than you can say "you're fired!"

#1: The Unwelcome Wrangler

For many people, internships are a necessary step on the path to landing a full-time job. One intern, however, had the worst first day imaginable when their lack of awareness got them in trouble. The intern was working at their family's campsite for the summer and was tasked with shadowing a new hire. The problem? The new hire insulted the intern's family members, including their grandfather. When the intern reported the incident to their mom, they were promptly told that the new hire's trial period was over.

Can you imagine being fired on your first day, simply for speaking rudely to the wrong person? It's a harsh lesson in knowing your audience and thinking before you speak. On the bright side, at least the intern can now enjoy the rest of their summer without having to worry about work.

#2: Nude Kayak Coach

It's safe to say that most people would be pretty excited about their first day as a kayak coach. However, one new coach's enthusiasm went overboard when they allegedly sent a 14-year-old kid nude photos. The police got involved, and the coach was arrested for sexual assault and registering as a sex offender.

This story serves as a cautionary tale for thinking before you act and always following proper safety protocols, even when you're excited. Even if the coach had no ill intentions towards the teen, the damage was done once the photos were sent. It's a tough lesson to learn, but a memorable one for sure.

#3: The Camp Fahrenheit

We've all had those coworkers who we just couldn't stand. But what if you're the coworker everyone else can't stand? One retail pharmacy employee had their first day turned into their last when they allegedly bragged about how they planned to steal cigarettes and cologne. Apparently, the new hire thought they could get away with it since they were just there to steal merchandise. As they say, what happens in retail stays in retail, and this employee's tenure was short-lived.

It just goes to show that honesty is always the best policy, especially at work. You never know who might be listening, and making assumptions about your colleagues never ends well. This employee's assumptions led them to an abrupt termination and a bad reference from a former employer.

#4: The unsuitable Sleepwear

One library employee's first day ended early after they reported for work in unsuitable sleepwear. Apparently, the employee thought they wouldn't have to interact with the public and showed up in pyjamas. When they reported to the circulation desk, they reportedly wrinkled their nose and said they thought they wouldn't have to talk to people.

Libraries are generally quite peaceful and quiet, so this employee may have been overdressed for the job. Regardless, it's important to always check the dress code and ensure you're dressed appropriately for your new job. You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and this employee's snobby attitude and improper attire got them fired before they even truly began.

#5: The Champagne Celebration

Waitressing can be challenging, but it can become infinitely more difficult when your customers order champagne. One waitress' first day on the job got a lot more exciting (and expensive) when a customer ordered a bottle of champagne. Apparently, the waitress thought it was a big celebration, so she started shaking the bottle and spraying it over everyone while screaming in celebration.

Of course, the rest of the customers were less than thrilled with this celebratory outburst, and the waitress was promptly fired. While it may have been an innocent mistake, it's a costly one that could have been avoided with a bit more caution and careful consideration. Let's just hope the customers were generous with their tips to soften the blow of this disastrous first day.

#6: The Theft Suspect

Starting a new job can be nerve-wracking, but it can also be exciting, like when you're introduced to your new team. One new software developer thought it would be a good idea to boast about how they had stolen their former employer's code. Imagine the new hire's surprise when they were promptly fired and escorted from the building.

Not only did this employee get fired, but they also potentially faced criminal charges for theft, a costly mistake that could have been easily avoided. It just goes to show that you should never steal, especially from your employer, and that

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