Be thankful for your job, because it can be snatched away from you for just about anything these days.
Yes, dance videos, life-saving events, national elections -- you name it, someone has probably been fired because of it. So what are the worst reasons? Here are nine:
1. Fired For Stopping A Robbery
An AutoZone employee was fired after he stopped a thief from robbing the store. Devin McClean used his own gun to ward off the robber, leading the management to fire him two days later.
2. Fired For Sharing A Receipt On The InternetApplebee's fired one of its waitresses after she shared a controversial receipt on Reddit. The receipt was from a pastor who did not leave a tip and instead wrote, “I give God 10%, why should you get 18" on the bill.
3. Fired For Saving Someone's Life
After saving a drowning man from the water, Lifeguard Tomas Lopez was fired. When he went to save the man, he left the section of the beach that was his responsibility to patrol. Lopez's managers claimed he put people in danger by leaving his post.
4. Fired Because Obama Was Reelected
A CEO in Las Vegas said on the radio that he was firing 22 of his 114 employees because Obama was reelected. He said that “elections have consequences” and that he needs “to survive.”
5. Fired For Giving Needy Student Free Food
A school cafeteria worker was fired after she was found giving food to a needy child. Dianne Brame said she noticed that he was going without food, and gave him meals so that the other kids would not harass him. Brame was given her job back after widespread protest over her firing.
6. Fired After Son Was Diagnosed With Cancer
Former Barclays employee Rachel Welsh claims the bank fired her after hearing that her son was diagnosed with cancer. The mother told the Huffington Post that the bank feared the hospital visits would get in the way of her work.
7. Fired For Giving The Finger
A Russian flight attendant was fired after posting a picture of her flipping off the entire plane. Tatiana Kozlenko attempted to get her job back with Russia's Aeroflot, but was denied.
8. Fired After Refusing Flu Shot
Eight employees at Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital were fired after declining to take a mandatory flu shot. "God gave us a body," Ethel Hoover, a nurse who had worked at Goshen Hospital for 22 years before she was fired, said. "He gave us, He made our body uniquely that we can -- if we live a healthful life -- that our chances of being able to fight it off with our own immune system is very likely."
9. Fired For Doing The Harlem Shake
Fifteen Australian miners lost their jobs after doing the Harlem Shake underground while at work. Once the video of them doing the dance hit the Internet, their bosses felt they had no choice but to fire them for the obvious safety violation.