19 Employees Come Clean About Actively Trying To Get Fired From Their Jobs

It’s no secret that a lot of people hate their jobs. Not many grow up and dream of working retail, sales, or a desk job that confines them to the same 3 square feet for 40+ hours a week. 

Why not just quit a job if it’s the bane of your existence? Aside from the obvious immediate lack of income, most of these jobs pay you just enough so that you have doubts about leaving without having something else lined up due to the financial hell storm awaiting you a week after your last paycheck.

This is where the whole ‘I’m trying to get fired’ movement took off. If you get fired as opposed to quitting your crappy job, you can go on unemployment and spend those 40+ hours a week looking for a job that won’t make you miserable. At least that’s the idea.

There’s a minority of people that simply don’t want to quit because they refuse to take responsibility for anything afterward. They’d prefer to have something or someone that they’d be able to point a finger at, even if it’s themselves while they were in that position that they were recently liberated from.

My opinion? Use your free time wisely. While it definitely does extend your work day, hopping onto the job boards on breaks at work and during any other free time you have throughout the day is infinitely less stressful than looking for a job because you have no income. After all, you may end up taking an even worse position simply to make ends meet.

Not everyone agrees with me, though. Specifically not these 19 individuals that would definitely prefer to be fired, and are actively trying to do so. Share your thoughts in the comments on whether or not you think their actions are justified.

  1. Too many want to not be responsible for their own irresponsibility.

    I'm secretly trying to get fired so I have an excuse not to adult anymore.
  2. And put too much effort in trying to get fired.

    I'm trying to get fired from my job but nothing is working
  3. More effort than they’ve ever put into anything else.

    I've put more effort into trying to get fired from work than I ever have actual work...and they still won't fire me. Wtf
  4. With so many people looking for jobs, it’s crazy to think that there are others looking to get rid of theirs.

    I hate my job but I can't quit... secretly I have been trying to get fired for a month
  5. Some feel like they’re powerless, and begin to spiral.

    My job makes me miserable. I can't quit because I won't get unemployment, and they won't fire me. I'm trapped and it drives me insane every single day.
  6. Is it all their fault though? Some companies can avoid this by being open to transfers.

    Hate my job! I suck at my job and they won't fire me! I purposely don't reach production goals so they can send me to another station.
  7. Others will wait until someone else pulls the trigger for them before embarking on a risky career move they’d had in mind for ages.

    Sometimes I want to get fired because I don't know if I will ever feel ready to do the "irresponsible" thing and quit so I can work on the life I really want.
  8. It feels as though one too many are shameless in their efforts.

    I've been trying to get fired. My job seriously will never let me leave!!!
  9. And many simply don’t have their priorities straight.

    I hate my job and am trying to get fired by not showing up so I dont have to look bad quitting yet another thing with my family watching. If I get fired I can just make up something I did wrong
  10. It almost sounds like they’re being held hostage.

    I am always late for work because I want to get fired. I am scared to quit.
  11. A few see it as a way to get the company back for the numerous times they’ve been taken advantage of.

    So, I have never been on unemployment. Sadly, my job treats me like I am their slave. I'm trying to get fired to get unemployment, in till another job comes along. Is that bad?
  12. Others don’t realize just how good they’ve got it.

    I've been trying to get fired for months now they just don't get the hints, I mean I do no work and watch Netflix all day 😂😂
  13. They blame their job for being unhappy, but refuse all options other than being fired and collecting unemployment.

    At this point today I'm trying to get fired. My job screws me over too much.
  14. The smart ones actively try to remedy the source of their unhappiness themselves.

    I mentally checked out from work the past month. I've been applying to new places at work. I want to get fired so I can leave and have something to fall back on
  15. But far too many just want to take the path of least resistance.

    I think I want to get fired from my job so I can get unemployment
  16. They feel married to the job, and want a divorce.

    My boss hates almost everything I say or do, but she won't fire me or let me resign.. So can I just fire her?
  17. People assume that it’s about their lack of work ethic, but that isn’t always the case.

    Trying to get fired since the day I started 1yrs, 2 promotions and a raise later still here
  18. But it doesn’t help when so many people respond to the question like this.

    I hate my job, but I'll never quit. So I'm trying to get fired on purpose....
  19. Hopefully more people will keep in mind that there are always consequences to those bad decisions.

    Have you ever been at work and just sit there. Trying to care about work but you're just not. Trying to get fired but never do. Ugh then again you gotta pay bills

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Here Are Some Jobs You'll Wish You'd Known About When You Were In School

Growing up (thanks to TV and school) we always heard about specific professions: doctor, lawyer, police officer, fire fighter, nurse — more “standard occupations” — oh, and reality TV star, of course.

But as we pursued higher education, we still had this limited number of professions swirling around in our minds as the only options post graduation. But, as it turns out, there are a plethora of jobs out there that we’d never heard of or really considered — all of which make decent money. Time to start thinking about those… It’s never too late, right? 

Redditor EduardoA96 asked the question we all should have asked long ago — “What is a great career path that kids in college aren’t aware exists?”

So, lost souls, here are some professions to consider:

1. Perfusionist 

Oh perfect, no one knows about my career. Only 3,500 people doing it nationwide and we are in a job shortage. I am a Perfusionist and run the Cardiopulmonary bypass machine during heart surgeries. Get a Bachelor of Science degree, then go to a Perfusion School (1 or 2 year program). I am 4 years out of school and made six figures last year. I probably averaged 30 to 35 hours per week. It can be stressful because you can kill a patient very easily (won’t happen unless you’re careless) but it is very rewarding to know you are saving people’s lives everyday.

WEINERDOGvsBADGER

2. Accent / manners tutor

If you’re from the UK/US, some people in China will pay you great money to babysit their kids so their kids can learn the “right” accent and manners. They’ll prefer someone with a college education since it’s more prestigious, and I know someone who was earning $ 50k straight away.

eraser_dust

3. Stagehand

Backstage

Stagehand, I am 22 I started at my local community college that I went to school. The starting position was $ 16 an hour and I was learning stagecraft, how to mix, focus lights, use the rail. Soon after doing that I started working for my local IATSE Local (Stagehand Union) and I am currently an apprentice there. I make about 40$ an hour doing the work and it is fantastic. I get to work for cool artists like Prince, Fleetwood Mac, the Who and see some really cool gear. Many people don’t really think about it.

ghost510

4. Flight Attendant (although the consensus seems to be that it’s a better deal for people working outside the United States)

Flight Attendants. I recently started working as one. I get 72 days of paid holidays a year, more than enough money, they cover my language learning expenses and medicine is already free in my country. It is not an easy job, but interesting and beneficial one.

After being a junior FA you can become senior FA and then an instructor.

lordikioner

5. Card Dealer

Card dealing, just moved to Vegas. In 4-5 years you could work your way up to a top tier casino (cousin made it into Ceasers in 18 months but was a special case). Depending on your game could easily net 6 figures a year. Edit: tokes for Sunday and Monday combined were 700 usd a dealer. Gotta love football season.

Therpj3

6. Museum Worker

Museums! I am currently in my third year of an awesome museum studies program at my university and I also work part time in a museum on campus. It is an extremely diverse field. You could do: • Curatorial work – basically object preservation, both preventative and repairs • Collections Management – overseeing the accessioning, deaccessioning, cataloguing, and storage of objects • Educational coordinator – create and execute educational programs and collaborate with exhibit designers • Exhibit design – making those awesome exhibits you see, from the placement of the text and pictures to the actual physical construction • Basically anything else – museums need all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds. Digital design, video production, fundraising, HVAC, etc.

Museums are amazing and fun and creative. And you can pair museums with any area of study too.

warpfactorseven

7. Packaging Engineer

You basically engineer the packaging for products (so you hate that plastic clam shell packaging? You can be the solution!).

Great pay, interesting work and the job outlook is awesome. You can’t name many companies that don’t use some kind of packaging!

Not many school have the program, but if yours does, I highly recommend it.

8. Lesser-known health care professions. 

Doctor made a tomography
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A lot of the smaller healthcare professions get forgotten by kids in college or high school. Everyone focuses on being a doctor, nurse, dentist, or pharmacist, but there are so many other professions in healthcare. Speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, respiratory therapists, medical imaging technologists (X-ray, MRI, US, Nuclear Medicine), radiation therapists, dietitians, audiologists, chiropodists, laboratory technologists. I’m sure I’ve forgotten some. They all tend to pay middle-class income or better with reasonable hours, they require specialized knowledge and skills that put your brain to work at least a little bit each day, and you get to work with patients who are typically quite appreciative.

JewpiterCock

9. Air Traffic Controller (especially in Canada). 

If you’re in Canada, air traffic controller. All you need is a high school education. There’s lots of testing to get in, iq and personality, but if you do you’ll get paid while you’re in training. Then, depending on where you end up and how much overtime you put in, you can make over $ 150k per year.

hidaniel

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Dallas Police Chief Tells Legislatures To Step Up And Do Their Jobs To Cut Down On Gun Violence

The murder of five Dallas police officers that came at the end of a week of protests has weighed heavily on citizens, pitting them against each other on social media and having them wonder if we’ll ever be able to move beyond issues that have plagued us as a nation for far too long.

The internet always has its say first, but today, amidst a climate of social and political discord, Dallas Police Chief David Brown reached into the same love he has had for his hometown that propelled him to become the man today, and spoke both out and up.

This is Police Chief David Brown.Five Police Officers Killed During Anti-Police Brutality March In Dallas

For anyone that has been too busy playing Pokemon Go for the last week, he leads the police force that just lost five officers during an anti-police brutality protest after the deaths of two African American men, one of which had a CCW permit, which by law allowed him to carry his firearm, and may have cost him his life.

During a press conference today, Chief Brown hit several points on the head, starting with addressing the topic of gun control:

“I was asked, ‘Well what’s your opinion about guns?’ Ask the policymakers to do something and then I’ll give you an opinion.  Put a law out there and I’ll give you an opinion about it, but to have me do that job, I’ll pass on that.  Get in that debate and get swallowed up by both sides who are entrenched in their positions?  I want no part of that.  Do your job.  We’re doing ours.  We’re putting our lives on the line.  The other aspects of government need to step up and help us.”

He expressed the problem he sees with Open Carry laws as well:Dallas Mourns Killings Of Five Police Officers

It’s increasingly challenging, when people have AR-15s slung over and shootings occur in a crowd and they begin running and we don’t know if they’re the shooter or not.  Its been the presumption that a good guy with a gun is the best way to resolve some of these things.  We don’t know who the good guy is versus who the bad guy is if everybody starts shooting, and we’ve expressed that concern as well.  I have every belief and trust that our folks are listening at the state on this issue, particularly when it involves protests.

He also spoke about why he became a police officer.Five Police Officers Killed During Anti-Police Brutality March In Dallas

He went in depth about him joining to help Dallas through its crack epidemic in the early 80s, and invited those protesting to leave the picket line and to join him and the rest of the department in fixing today’s issues.

“We’re hiring.  We’ll put you in your neighborhood, and we will help you resolve some of the problems you’re protesting about.”

“I’ve been black a long time,” he joked.Five Police Officers Killed During Anti-Police Brutality March In Dallas

He grew up in Dallas, making sure to mention that he was in fact a 3rd generation Dallasite.

“We’re in a much better place than we were when I was a young man here, but we have much more work to do, particularly in our profession.  Leaders in our position need to put our careers on the line and make sure we do things right.  Not be so worried about keeping their job.  That’s how I approach it.  I hope that it’s an example for others to approach the way we conduct ourselves as police officers.”

Powerful words in a trying time, by a man that everyone on all sides of the conflict can relate to.  

What are your thoughts on the topic?

(h/t npr)

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