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:
— Gord Macey (@GordMacey) June 15, 2015
When someone asks “What kind of idiot do I look like,” you’re not supposed to give them a detailed description. #WhyTheyFiredMe
— Candi (@candiedrap) June 15, 2015
*phone rings* Boss: I’ve been in a horrible car accident! Me: So does that mean we all get the rest of the day off? #WhyTheyFiredMe
— Jeff Dwoskin (@bigmacher) June 15, 2015
Apparently “sleeping your way to the top” doesn’t involve napping. #WhyTheyFiredMe
— Jessica Richeson (@notarealgrownup) June 15, 2015
Too many “That’s what she said” jokes #WhyTheyFiredMe
— David Cohen (@King__Dork) June 15, 2015
#WhyTheyFiredMe Because they never hired me
— Dan LaMorte (@DanLaMorte) June 15, 2015
I used to be on the Crystal Lake Hockey team, but I got called too many times for slashing. #WhyTheyFiredMe
— Jason L. Voorhees (@JasonLVoorhees) June 15, 2015
— Bill the Butcher (@NotBTB) June 15, 2015