What's the most innocent thing you've said at work which made someone think they were getting fired?

Russel's Teapot

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Nov 19, 2012
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So I'm a manager at my work. Had a new worker and she'd only been working for a few days. I asked her, "Can I have a quick chat with you in my office?" which I found out most people think means, "Can I fire you in my office so you don't make a scene in front of everyone else?"

I just wanted to see how she was settling in.
 

Leonard Washington

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Aug 15, 2004
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I had a new guy cause $8k in damage to one of our vehicles. I didn’t really give a fuck because it was at its end of life anyway, and said “hey just keep an eye out next time and be careful”

he left and never came back:coolugh:
 

dorkultra

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one of the sales dudes was freaking out that he hadn't sold anything in the 6 months since he started. i told him not to worry because he's putting in the effort
they fired him the next day :dunno:
 
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Russel's Teapot

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Nov 19, 2012
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one of the sales dudes was freaking out that he hadn't sold anything in the 6 months since he started. i told him not to worry because he's putting in the effort
they fired him the next day :dunno:

I bet you felt out of the loop........... unless you're just one of the sales dudes as well.
 
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Russel's Teapot

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Nov 19, 2012
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Yeah, randomly being called to the bosses office with no notice or agenda gets people on edge.

See, previously when I was just a lowly employee I never felt on edge when called into the boss's office. Never felt I'd ever done anything worth firing over.
 

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