It's the New Year! Here's some great "I fired 'em because..." stories! Plus, the time I got fired for...Sherlock Holmes.

Reddit asked bosses to tell the dumbest reasons they had to fire someone. And they came up with a bucket of "are you serious???" You can scroll down to see 'em, but first, the dumb thing I did to get fired.

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I was 16 or 17. I was a waiter at the Cafe du Voyageur. And I hated it. We had to wear tan felt pants, big piratey shirts, arm and leg ties, moccasins, and a big floppy red hat. We looked just like the men that carried furs up and down the rivers and lakes to trading posts. If you saw Titanic, there's a scene where John Jacob Astor says something, and he was a very successful fur trader that relied on voyageurs to move furs around.

That's him right there, lookin' all rich n'stuff.

Anyway, the menu was big, and I refused to memorize it. So they fired me. They asked first WHY I wouldn't memorize it...and my answer didn't help my case.

BOSSES: Why don't you want to memorize the menu?

ME: Because it's written down. Sherlock Holmes says why waste memory on things easily accessible in written form.



ME: I thin...

BOSSES: You're done.


What dumb thing did someone do that made you fire 'em?

Here are my favorites from the Reddit post. Click on 'em for the big version.



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