Whether you just started a new gig, or you’ve been slaving away in the same cubicle for years now, most of us can agree on one thing: job security is a thing of the past.
You could get axed on your birthday, or for no reason. Your boss could let you go for being sick, or for doing their job.
…Or, if you’re one of these people, it could happen for some totally unpredictable, batshit insane reason. And if that happens, you’ll have to ask yourself a very important question.
Was it worth it?
In these people’s cases, the answer was definitely yes. Because sure, they lost their jobs. But they lost them in style, and every one of them got a kickass cocktail party story out of it.
Here are 43 people who proved that getting fired doesn’t have to be a career setback – instead, it can be the best (er, funniest) thing that ever happens to you.
I was fired from Kinkos for Photoshopping myself in all the customers Holiday Calendars and Christmas Cards… #howigotfired
— Michael Pena (@PyureJeanius) June 23, 2016
I once got fired from a late-night stocking job for arguing with a co-worker about how many sides a triangle has. I said 3. #howigotfired
— Super Speers Bros (@SuperSpeersBros) July 19, 2016
I called my shift manager at McDonald's a McDickhead. #HowIGotFired
— Major Baggz Alert (@baggzkc) July 18, 2016