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The 15 worst/funniest reasons to fire an employee

A few months ago, a single hashtag took the Twitter and HR worlds by storm (read these gut-busting tweets). This summer, another Twitter sensation has taken its place — and it’ll give you just as big of a chuckle. 

Last January, it was #FiveWordsToRuinAJobInterview. This time around, it’s the hashtag #WhyTheyFiredMe, and it’s generating some equally creative responses.

The premise is similar: People are supposed to share the humorous circumstances that lead to them being shown the door by their employers. But as it always does, the Twitterverse has thrown in mostly fictional scenarios (we hope).

And because it doesn’t limit Twitter users to five words, like its predecessor, this latest hashtag is giving people little bit more creative freedom.

The results aren’t disappointing.

Some of the highlights so far:

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