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12th Aug '16 2:35:25 AM marcoasalazarm
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* A RunningGag throughout ''Anime/HayateTheCombatButler'' is Klaus constantly threatening to fire Hayate if he cannot accomplish any of the variety of [[ImpossibleMission Impossible Missions]] (or regular missions, or pretty much any situation that comes his way, no matter how petty) that come his way.

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* A RunningGag throughout ''Anime/HayateTheCombatButler'' is Klaus constantly threatening to fire Hayate if he cannot accomplish any of the variety of [[ImpossibleMission Impossible Missions]] (or regular missions, or pretty much any ''any'' situation that comes his way, where Hayate's skills are put to the test, no matter [[AbsurdlyHighStakesGame how petty) absurdly petty]]) that come his way.
28th Jul '16 11:56:37 AM MHarrington
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Employees of large companies walk a fine line in {{sitcom}}s or sitcom-related shows in which being fired could come at any moment. Our hero may have worked for the business for 10, 20, 30 years or more and been the model of efficiency and dependability, but if he screws up just once in front of the boss it's all for naught. And heaven help the employee who's railroaded into putting on a DisastrousDemonstration, even if the product on demo is one they'd never even ''heard'' of before being shoved on stage.

The mistake may not even be work-related. Losing a game while paired with the boss at the company picnic is just as bad as, if not worse than, falling asleep at your desk. Refusing to participate in the boss' latest ZanyScheme (which may or may not be illegal) could also bring the axe, as can refusing to spend personal time babysitting his bratty kids or entertaining his demanding relatives. (Or, agreeing to, and then doing a subpar job.)

Bosses in the TV world have apparently never heard of such things as wrongful termination or hostile workplace lawsuits. And neither has the poor fired employee (or maybe they ''have'' heard of them, but considered both beneath them), who will likely spend most of the time dejectedly scanning the want ads while his concerned family looks on instead of planning some kind of legal recourse.

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Employees of large companies walk a fine line in {{sitcom}}s or sitcom-related shows in which being fired could come at any moment. Our hero may have worked for the business for 10, 20, 30 years or more and been the model of efficiency and dependability, but if he screws up just once in front of the boss boss, it's all for naught. And heaven help the employee who's railroaded into putting on a DisastrousDemonstration, even if the product on demo is one they'd never even ''heard'' of before being shoved on stage.

The mistake may not even be work-related. [[SoreLoser Losing a game while paired with the boss at the company picnic is just as bad as, if not worse than, falling asleep at your desk. desk.]] Refusing to participate in the boss' latest ZanyScheme (which may or may not be illegal) could also bring the axe, as can refusing to spend personal time babysitting his bratty kids or entertaining his demanding relatives. (Or, agreeing to, and then doing a subpar job.)

Bosses in the TV world have apparently never heard of such things as wrongful termination or hostile workplace lawsuits. And neither has the poor fired employee lawsuits (or maybe they ''have'' heard of them, but considered both beneath them), were arrogantly dismissive of them). And neither has the poor fired employee, who will likely spend most of the time dejectedly scanning the want ads while his concerned family looks on instead of planning some kind of legal recourse.



Named for George Jetson of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons,'' who seemed to be fired (and then rehired) [[OncePerEpisode on a daily basis]] by his hot-headed, [[TheNapoleon near-Napoleonic]] boss, Mr. Spacely.

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Named for George Jetson of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons,'' who seemed to be fired (and then rehired) [[OncePerEpisode on a daily basis]] by his hot-headed, [[HairTriggerTemper hot-headed]], [[TheNapoleon near-Napoleonic]] boss, Mr. Spacely.
27th Jul '16 5:56:14 PM nombretomado
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** Deacades later, Jones was caught working on the {{UPA}} film, ''WesternAnimation/GayPurree'', in violation of his exclusive contract with Creator/WarnerBros and was fired permanently.

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** Deacades later, Jones was caught working on the {{UPA}} [[Creator/ColumbiaCartoons UPA]] film, ''WesternAnimation/GayPurree'', in violation of his exclusive contract with Creator/WarnerBros and was fired permanently.
24th Jul '16 3:31:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBradyBunch'': In "How to Succeed in Business?" after Mike and Carol find out that Peter had lost his job as a mechanic at a bike shop, Mike assures his middle son that failure and getting fired are a part of life. He states explicitly, "I've lost jobs" -- although he was likely referring more to his company losing contracts for jobs they had bid and clients firing his firm. When it came to clients firing Mike:

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* ''TheBradyBunch'': ''Series/TheBradyBunch'':
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In "How to Succeed in Business?" after Mike and Carol find out that Peter had lost his job as a mechanic at a bike shop, Mike assures his middle son that failure and getting fired are a part of life. He states explicitly, "I've lost jobs" -- although he was likely referring more to his company losing contracts for jobs they had bid and clients firing his firm. When it came to clients firing Mike:
21st Jun '16 11:12:44 PM KYCubbie
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* Roman Abramovich of [[BritishFootyTeams Chelsea FC]] is almost as bad as Mr. Spacely. There have been nine different managers (Ranieri, Mourinho, Grant, Scolari, Hiddink, Ancelotti, Villas-Boas, di Matteo, Benitez, Mourinho again, and Hiddink again) since 2004.
** It's hard not to feel sorry for Roberto di Matteo - Abramovich's actions showed that he didn't want him as the manager, and only after [[TheAce Pep Guardiola]] made it clear that he was taking a sabbatical did he appoint di Matteo as the manager. [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2236606/Roberto-Di-Matteo-sacked-Chelsea-Roman-Abramovich-Inside-story-Neil-Ashton.html Abramovich constantly interfering didn't help]], and di Matteo was out by November.

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* Roman Abramovich of [[BritishFootyTeams Chelsea FC]] is almost as bad as Mr. Spacely. There have been nine When Antonio Conte joins for the 201617 season, he will be the ''tenth'' different managers (Ranieri, manager since 2004. The rundown: Claudio Ranieri, José Mourinho, Avram Grant, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Guus Hiddink, Carlo Ancelotti, André Villas-Boas, Roberto di Matteo, Benitez, Rafa Benítez, Mourinho again, and Hiddink again) since 2004.
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** It's hard not to feel sorry for Roberto di Matteo - Abramovich's actions showed that he didn't want him as the manager, and only after [[TheAce Pep Guardiola]] made it clear that he was taking a sabbatical did he appoint di Matteo as the manager. [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2236606/Roberto-Di-Matteo-sacked-Chelsea-Roman-Abramovich-Inside-story-Neil-Ashton.html Abramovich constantly interfering didn't help]], and di Matteo was out by November.



* Arguably the most notable example in football (soccer) is Maurizio Zamparini, chairman of the Italian club Palermo. Since 1987 he has fired (as of March 22, 2013) 51 coaches, including 27 since taking over of Palermo in 2002. Several managers have been hired and fired multiple times. In the 2012/2013 season alone he fired Giuseppe Sannino after three weeks, replaced him with Gian Piero Gasperini, who was in turn turfed out in favour of Alberto Malesani, who was fired 19 days later and replaced by... Gian Piero Gasperini. Gasperini's second spell lasted less than two weeks before he was fired and replaced by none other than Giuseppe Sannino, the coach from the start of the season.

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* Arguably the most notable example in football (soccer) is Maurizio Zamparini, chairman of the Italian club Palermo. Since 1987 he has fired (as of March 22, 2013) 51 coaches, including 27 since taking over of Palermo in 2002. Several managers have been hired and fired multiple times. In the 2012/2013 season alone he fired Giuseppe Sannino after three weeks, replaced him with Gian Piero Gasperini, who was in turn turfed out in favour of Alberto Malesani, who was fired 19 days later and replaced by... Gian Piero Gasperini. Gasperini's second spell lasted less than two weeks before he was fired and replaced by none other than Giuseppe Sannino, the coach from the start of the season.
14th Jun '16 7:55:01 AM LentilSandEater
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* [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]] and J. Jonah Jameson. Need more be said?

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* [[Franchise/SpiderMan Peter Parker]] and J. Jonah Jameson. Need more be said?
14th Jun '16 7:53:58 AM LentilSandEater
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* American Apparel randomly requires its employees to submit full-body photographs to its HR departments. Anybody who [[HollywoodHomely isn't pretty enough]] is labeled "off-brand" and released from the company. [[FridgeLogic Why were they hired in the first place?]] Female employees can be (and have been) fired when they refuse owner [[LeanAndMean Dov Charney's]] sexual advances.
** Can't they file for harassment and hostile workplace for that last one?
*** They can, and often do, but Dov Charney [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney has an awful lot of money and very mean lawyers]].
*** However [[LaserGuidedKarma they are quickly learning that this is a bad business model as they are currently filing for bankruptcy now]].

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* American Apparel randomly requires its employees to submit full-body photographs to its HR departments. Anybody who [[HollywoodHomely isn't pretty enough]] is labeled "off-brand" and released from the company. [[FridgeLogic Why were they hired in the first place?]] Female employees can be (and have been) fired when they refuse owner [[LeanAndMean Dov Charney's]] sexual advances.
** Can't they file for harassment and hostile workplace for that last one?
*** They can, and often do, but Dov Charney [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney has an awful lot of money and very mean lawyers]].
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advances. However [[LaserGuidedKarma they are quickly learning that this is a bad business model as they are currently filing for bankruptcy now]].
14th Jun '16 7:52:13 AM LentilSandEater
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* New York Yankees manager Billy Martin, whom owner George Steinbrenner fired in 1978. And 1979. And 1983, 1985, and 1988. At the time of his death in 1989, he was preparing to pick up the managing reins ''again'' for the 1990 season.
** Technically, Martin resigned in 1978 rather than being fired, but this is probably splitting hairs.
*** Years later it came to light that despite his many firings Martin was never once taken off the Yankees payroll.
** It was even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d at one point [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcMQH_vDovs during a press conference announcing his return]] as well as on a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0agZEMEpiVI 1978 Miller Lite commercial]]:

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* New York Yankees manager Billy Martin, whom owner George Steinbrenner fired in 1978. And 1979. And 1983, 1985, and 1988. At the time of his death in 1989, he was preparing to pick up the managing reins ''again'' for the 1990 season.
** Technically, Martin resigned in 1978 rather than being fired, but this is probably splitting hairs.
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season. Years later it came to light that despite his many firings Martin was never once taken off the Yankees payroll.
** It was even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d Taken UpToEleven at one point [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcMQH_vDovs during a press conference announcing his return]] as well as on a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0agZEMEpiVI 1978 Miller Lite commercial]]:
9th May '16 3:28:00 PM Bissek
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* In the first ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' book, Mrs. Fowl orders her son to fire a maid who displeased her. Artemis agrees, and then suggests that they hire Butler's sister Juliet as a replacement. Since Juliet ''was'' the maid in question, this results in her being fired and then rehired before she even finds out that she had been fired in the first place.
5th May '16 8:22:31 PM JM1982
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* DrillSergeantNasty coach Mike Keenan is known around the NationalHockeyLeague for having been repeatedly fired from many of the teams he's coached over the years.
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