How many times have you been fired?

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Hey Warriors!

How many times have you been fired?

I was listening to one of Perry Marshall MP3s and he asked how many in the audience had been fired.

Hands here, hands there, hands everywhere.

Lets just say it was A LOT!

Got me thinking if IM attracts ADD, authority questioning rebels?

I'm proud to say I'm been fired or "laid off" from just about every job I've ever had. I've 6 in my bag.

So, how many times have you been fired?
#personal development #fired #times

  • Profile picture of the author AwesomePossum
    haha...well I just picked up and left the only job I ever had after only 3 months of work.

    I can't stand to sit around and do a bunch of pointless things that have no bearing on my life sooooo...I imagine if I got a job I'd be fired in weeks : 0

    If people don't get fired it's either because they enjoy their job(don't have a problem with that) or they've just been raised to work hard on what their task is no matter the outcome(not horrid either)..I'm pretty sure that most of us here have been fired or laid off...because if they cared they wouldn't be pokin around this forum!!

    So great thread dude
  • Profile picture of the author csrpj
    i was once fired... for being drunk/tipsy
  • Profile picture of the author jenifer00
    This is a great thread, I bet a VERY high percentage of entrepreneurs have been fired.

    Most people are embarrassed to admit it. Not me. I was fired once. I've been self-employed ever since. At the time, I thought my world was ending. It only took a few months to understand that my LIFE was finally beginning.
  • Profile picture of the author Joe Benjamin
    You wouldn't believe it but...

    13 times.

    Dead serious. One of the strangest advetures in my life
    was constantly forcing myself to realize that I am born
    to lead my own destiny, and not follow someone elses
    plan for me.

    I was actually a great worker, but my personality and
    confidence seemed to irritate those who wanted some
    one a little less...outgoing?

    Ah...but now I call the shots
  • Profile picture of the author FortressDewey
    Fired 2x for correct reasons, RIF'd once.
  • Profile picture of the author GMatthers
    Oh wow i run my own business ...
  • Profile picture of the author FredJones
    For a change, never

    Andd no plan to get fired too
  • Profile picture of the author Delton Doucet
    I've never been fired...
  • Profile picture of the author mpbiz
    Only once, froma restaraunt, for not shaving. Oh and I was a host.
  • Profile picture of the author Massagee
    Once. One week they were telling me to "get management" and when they figured out I wasn't interested they canned me (6 days before Christmas).

    It turned out great though. I bought the equipment and went into business against them and was netting $150/hour (a little more than they were paying me).
  • Profile picture of the author naruq
    I have been fired 3 times. I probably quit 6 different jobs. I just could not deal with working for someone except myself.
  • Profile picture of the author samoset2003
    Great Post....I've been fired only once but have been "let go" due to cash flow issues, downsizing, divisions closing or companies closing up shop 13 times.
  • Profile picture of the author wendyannerbruso475
    On my story on my work I'm not experience to fired as of now because i do all my best to maintain my good works.
  • Profile picture of the author Luke Frisby
    3 times I guess, but everytime I quit myself for a better opportunity
  • Profile picture of the author brandonthomas
    When you are fired is better to stay on good terms with your old boss, especially considering that upcoming employers might be phoning your ex boss for references.
  • Profile picture of the author carolrt
    I've been fired twice. Once was technically a forced resignation.
    Some firms don't like firing, but it becomes a bear to get
    unemployment if you quit. The good thing is that usually
    they will give you a good word on your next job. It's
    a trade off.

    Received a layoff notice a year ago, but was rehired on
    a month to month basis.

    Hence, concentrating on online income like the rest of us!

    Carol Arty, AKA RT
  • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
    I've never been fired from a job, however, I have fired a few employers from my life.

    Terra
  • Profile picture of the author GT
    Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

    I've never been fired from a job, however, I have fired a few employers from my life.

    Terra
    I love that perspective, Terra! I have "fired" a few employers over the years, too!

    I've only been fired once, years ago, and was released from a business that was closing its doors not so many years ago ... and in both cases, it was a tremendous weight off my shoulders!

    I tend to be focused and dedicated to the causes I support (including employers, back in the day), so, in the past, I often stuck with jobs I didn't like because of the belief that I was "contributing" to the business or the community.

    Since I have been self-employed and working at home, I have been happier ... although there HAVE been times I would like to have been able to fire my boss! lol

    Like when he makes me stay up until 1 p.m. or later finishing something when I would rather go to bed. He is such an awful slave driver.

    GT
  • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
    Originally Posted by GT View Post


    Since I have been self-employed and working at home, I have been happier ... although there HAVE been times I would like to have been able to fire my boss! lol

    Like when he makes me stay up until 1 p.m. or later finishing something when I would rather go to bed. He is such an awful slave driver.

    GT
    Haha GT!

    I know what you're talking about. Since I've started working from home, my boss refuses to give me paid days off! She insists that if I don't work, I don't get paid! The audacity!!

    Terra
  • Profile picture of the author miserman
    lol....an interesting question.....Though I never been fired but this time I am perceiving that I would be fire form my current position, but no worries at all :-)

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