43 ‘How I Got Fired’ Stories That Were SO Worth It

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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.







Written by Mary McCaw

Mary is a freelance writer and editor. She's based in San Francisco, but lately, home is wherever her suitcase is. If you really are what you eat, she is at least 50% pizza.