Real H.R. Stories
A stronger economy often gives workers greater courage to change jobs, but the excuses offered for jumping ship can leave many employers perplexed. A new survey reveals the wackiest reasons employees have given for handing in their notice.
It’s not uncommon for firefighters to moonlight with a second hobby-related career. It’s also not uncommon to find people receiving workplace disability benefits, claiming to not be healthy enough to perform their duties, only to eventually be caught doing other activities ever bit as physical and taxing as their job requires.
Talk about brown-nosing your boss. You’d think giving up a kidney to help save your boss’s life would mean rock-solid job security. Apparently, not so much in New York.
In a final farewell to his workplace before beginning his retirement, a German state employee sent a mass email to 500 coworkers “confessing” that he had essentially been doing nothing while “working” as an engineer at a state surveying office for the last 14 years. “Since 1998, I was only present but not really there. So I’m [...]
Two weeks ago in a post titled “How orange turned into pink (slips),” we reported on a Florida law firm that fired a group of employees for wearing orange shirts to work one day. The law firm probably felt comfortable with their decision at the time because Florida is an at-will employment state, which means [...]
That explanation earned a “distinguished” spot on this year’s most outrageous excuses employees offered for being late, according to a recent CareerBuilder study. When asked for examples of outrageous excuses, along with the above “winner,” hiring managers shared these other memorable explanations: Employee thought she had won the lottery… but she didn’t. Employee got distracted watching The [...]