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How Do You Get Fired At Work

Submitted by on November 23, 2009 – 02:448 Comments

Today’s topic is chosen based on the sudden rush of requests in my email box. Every day I sign in to MSN, I catch up with my college mates and find out two things: They are resigning from their current job because they are unhappy or they want to change industry (again) because it is getting boring. Strangely, this is usually how the conversation goes.

MSN buddy: How do I get fired from my boss so that I don’t have to work here anymore?

Cmate: Why do you want to get fired? It spoils your reputation in the industry.

MSN buddy: If I get fired, then I wouldn’t have to think of reasons to quit my job.

Cmate: Then why quit when you cannot find reasons to do so?

MSN buddy: Because it’s boring, that’s why.

Cmate: And new jobs are not supposed to be boring after a while?

MSN buddy: No. You learn what you need to from a company, then you move on.

Cmate: I think you are supposed to learn from a company and grow in it because the learning process is endless.

MSN buddy: I don’t want to be good in what I do. I want to be good in anything and everything so that I have a wider choice scope.

Cmate: A wider choice scope for what? So that you get to choose the field you want to shine in when you are forty years old?

MSN buddy: You are just being rude and non-understanding because you are paid to watch movies every month.

Cmate: I am what? Why on earth do you guys think that a film critic lives a heavenly life? I went through horror flicks just to keep my job. I trained myself to watch every movie genre because it’s called being professional. You are the one who is being rude to me.

MSN buddy: Oh really? Why don’t you come over here and try out how boring my job is?

Cmate: If it is that boring, then why did you accepted the offer at the first place?

MSN buddy: …

Cmate: Life is a routine. Job is a routine. How much can you rant? If you can’t take it, change job every six months then. I am sure that would look ‘good’ on your portfolio.

MSN buddy: …

Cmate: …

MSN buddy: How do I get fired from my boss, again?

Cmate: Sigh!

Here’s my stand on this topic: Never get fired from work. If you don’t like your job, then quit and move on to something else. But never ever wish that your boss would fire you because it’s not going to reflect well on you as a professional.

Originally written by Gina Yap Lai Yoong © 2007

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