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Lessons in What Not to Do: Reporter Resigns On-Air, Drops F-Bomb

We have to take a lesson from a reporter in Alaska on what not to do. Let’s vow to never resign like this, okay?

Not only did she drop the F-bomb on-air, she also revealed she’s the founder of an organization connecting Alaskans in need of medical marijuana to people who already have pot.

Kudos to the anchor for pulling it together. She seemed flustered at first but wouldn’t you be, too?

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Monetary Items to Consider Before You Resign

money bagsIf you recently resigned or you’re about to, let’s not forget one important factor: Money!

According to a post on LinkedIn, there are a few things to keep in mind. Your company has “rules and regulations regarding salary, bonus pay, health insurance, PTO (vacation and sick leave), expense reimbursement, and the handling of retirement accounts upon an employee’s termination (whether voluntary or involuntary).” Read more

Really?! Women Get Fired Via Facebook Page

fb logoAbout six months ago we brought you the story about a worker getting fired via text message.
Well, we now hear that women in New Zealand were fired on their fast food store’s private Facebook page. What is this world (and in this case, management) coming to? Seriously.
As per AOL Jobs, 20 year-old Taryne Cullen worked for a franchise called Pita Pit for a year. When she returned to work after having knee surgery, Cullen noticed her name was missing from the work roster. Keep in mind the shop had new management by the time she returned. Read more

Buffalo Bills Fan Loses Job After Falling Out of Upper Deck

pink slipIf you think your behavior outside the office doesn’t impact your employment, think again.

You may have already seen the cringeworthy video but in case you haven’t, Rob Hopkins attended Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday’s game when the Bills took on the New York Jets.

After sliding down a safety railing in the 300 level seats, he lost his balance and fell over the railing into 200 level seats, thereby plummeting an astonishing 30 feet. Read more

Five Ways to Explain Being Fired During an Interview

If you were terminated by a former employer and you’re on a job interview, listen up.

There are a few things to keep in mind so you don’t sugar coat and instead, just focus on the facts.

Our friends at AOL Jobs pointed some pointers so you can properly address the issue and move on. Ever upward!

1. Be honest. If you were terminated and it wasn’t due to a downsizing, you can simply mention it. Less is more — you don’t need to reveal specifics but you should be cognizant about the words you choose. The piece suggests, “Describe your situation truthfully, but in a way that is as favorable to you as possible.” Read more

From the ‘Shame on You’ Files: Boss Terminates Employee Via Text Message

When we read this piece on The Wall Street Journal, we gasped.

That is, if you’re an employee and you get one from your boss saying you’re fired, we feel your pain. 

Per the piece, Juan Michael Porter II was dismissed from a dance company where he had worked on and off for about 10 years. He told the Journal, “We hear about people breaking up in text messages, and we think that’s tacky, but to be fired, I just couldn’t believe it.” Read more