Have you ever wondered why people say "You're Fired?"

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I found this really interesting and thought to share...


You're fired..." This is most employees worst fear, and the roots can be traced to the early 1900s at National Cash Register. Legend has it founder John Patterson sent an employee out on a business call and when he was gone put his desk outside and set it on fire to signify that he no longer had a job when he returned.

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Wow. That is a very definitive way to say "you don't work here no more."  


In my country, the phrase would be intimidating but it doesn't inspire as much fear. We're protected by law against instant termination on the spot. If the employer doesn't follow a process, the employee could complain to the Department of Labor and Employment. Then the employer would have to answer "how did you do everything in your power to keep the employee from being fired?" If that's not satisfactorily answered, or if due process wasn't followed by HR, then it would mean a ton of money for the fired employee. And her job back.

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What a question! Lol I have never thought about it hahaha. I just know that the phrase sheds tons of fear to employees, but dont have the slightest idea where it came from.

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Phillip.Laplana wrote:

Wow. That is a very definitive way to say "you don't work here no more." :hushed:

In my country, the phrase would be intimidating but it doesn't inspire as much fear. We're protected by law against instant termination on the spot. If the employer doesn't follow a process, the employee could complain to the Department of Labor and Employment. Then the employer would have to answer "how did you do everything in your power to keep the employee from being fired?" If that's not satisfactorily answered, or if due process wasn't followed by HR, then it would mean a ton of money for the fired employee. And her job back.

Wow, that's interesting. Where I live,as long as you work for a private firm,you don't have job security,you can be fired as the employer please. But if you work for the government,there's a process to it.

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Ckaranja wrote:

What a question! Lol I have never thought about it hahaha. I just know that the phrase sheds tons of fear to employees, but dont have the slightest idea where it came from.

Well now you do! You're welcome :wink:

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Very interesting! I have never thought about it. In Spanish you say estas despedido, it comes from the verb despedir which means to say goodbye.

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Oghenekevwe wrote:
Ckaranja wrote:

Well now you do! You're welcome :wink:

Sure I do, all thanks to you!

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Oghenekevwe wrote:
I found this really interesting and thought to share...
You're fired..." This is most employees worst fear, and the roots can be traced to the early 1900s at National Cash Register. Legend has it founder John Patterson sent an employee out on a business call and when he was gone put his desk outside and set it on fire to signify that he no longer had a job when he returned.


And who would've thought there's a story behind this Thank you! That's interesting!

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I wish the employer or business owner could have use another set of words rather than using those words.:)

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Charlyn wrote:

I wish the employer or business owner could have use another set of words rather than using those words.:)

Yeah me too but most of them don't care about your feelings.

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The could use " you're outta here ". Like how the ise in baseball. :grin::grin::grin:

But intersting story though. 

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Frederick.Dizon wrote:

The could use " you're outta here ". Like how the ise in baseball. :grin::grin::grin:

But intersting story though.

Or you could say "your services are no longer required"

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Oh! So that's the history.

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