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Please Fire Me! One hilarious website

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The recession and the tight job market have made the workplace even wilder and crazier for far too many overburdened employees. No matter how demanding or over-the-top the boss or office manager may be or simple-minded the job, quitting is not an option. Some of these workers need a place to vent and that’s where the website Please Fire Me comes in. It’s a site where workers can anonymously diss the jobs they can’t afford to ditch. 

I found the link for Pleasefireme.com in a post on the book publishing site GalleyCat. The “why you hate the job you can’t leave” site was created by literary manager, Adam Chromy of Artists and Artisans to promote his client, David Ellis Dickerson’s memoir, “House of Cards, Love, Faith, and Other Social Expressions.” The book is about Dickerson’s adventures in corporate America as a greeting card writer at Hallmark.

If the book is half as entertaining as the Please Fire Me website then it’ll be a bestseller. I gotta tell ya, some of the worker gripes and boss-outings are throw-down-funny, in fact, I was screaming with laughter over a few of them. Some comments describe the strangest, the weirdest, and most ridiculous behavior in the workplace. While others were sad and poignant revelations about how workers are mistreated and exploited.  You know, a lot of it has the ring of truth. Whatever happened to professionalism in the office and all those legal and government regulations that are supposed to protect employees from abuse?

Here are some of the worker complaints:

Please fire me. My boss sent an email asking me to find her a stuffed animal frog wearing pink high heels and order it online pronto. And she prioritized the email.”

Please fire me. My boss gave me a one-hour lecture on the two most important things in life: a good mattress and good shoes. I feel bad that his wife and three kids didn’t make the list.”

Please fire me. I just booked Valentine’s Day reservations for my boss at a restaurant that I’ll never be able to afford to eat because of how little I get paid.

Please fire me. I just caught my old boss copying down my goals from last year’s review and noting them as his own for this year.”

Please fire me. I’ve been working here for a year. Since then, my last two bosses were fired and a high school girl who started last month just got promoted to be my new boss.”

Please fire me. I’ve written four bestselling novels at my desk in the past two years and no one has noticed.”

“Please fire me. I work at NBC.”

For more revelations from frustrated workers click over to the Please Fire Me site.  Oh yeah, I’ve added this site to my favorites list.

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25 Responses to Please Fire Me! One hilarious website

  1. Deborah Azor Monday, February 8, 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking you feeds also, Thanks.

  2. Nicholas Guerrant Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    Keep working ,great job!

  3. Edwina Ramie Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    I would give this post 10 starts if I knew how to. Dose this site have some sort of rating system?

  4. William J. McDonough Friday, February 19, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

    haha

  5. Ginger Krauser Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

    Very interesting read. Thanks.

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    This is such a wonderful article. I look forward to reading more of your writing.

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  10. Juan Fralick Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 1:00 am #

    Interesting opinion. I found your blog with bing while i was looking for a job. I will recommend your site to my colleagues and I am sure they hopefully think the same about your writing on this site.Regards

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  15. Lettie Ganz Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

    Awesome Site. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Broderick Huskey Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 5:41 pm #

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  19. Jan Jerkin Monday, April 12, 2010 at 3:36 am #

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  21. Telma Millora Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 9:34 pm #

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  23. Julius Paulic Friday, April 23, 2010 at 12:30 pm #

    Hilarious!

  24. Marlon Browns Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 4:24 am #

    ohh…nice post but really?/? 😛

  25. Ovel Inad Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 12:39 am #

    Thank you for a very clear and helpful post. I am definitely a violator of many of these rules. I often find myself conflicted when writing a blog post because I see myself writing more than people want to read, but I feel that I have to do the subject matter justice by thoroughly covering it. I feel that by following some of these rules I end up cutting out important aspects to the discussion. I guess you have to find a balance.

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