*Editor’s note (okay, it’s just me): Unfortunately, the video of Chad Johnson’s firing was pulled down from YouTube as I was writing this post and I’ve been debating whether or not to publish this post or start over and write something new. But since I was able to get some screen captures I think and hope this post will still be funny to you. Proceed, #TeamBlaria.
Whether your boss pulls a Padma Lakshmi and tell you to “please pack your knives or go” aka you’re fired or your company simply goes under and you’re laid off with a severance package, getting told you’re losing your job is hella awkward. Because if you’re blindsided, you might end up doing this in front of your soon-to-be ex-boss:
However, if you hated that job, you’ll prob do this:
And no boss wants to feel like you specifically wore your good underwear because you knew you were about to get fired and wanted to show him/her that nothing’s holding you down anymore, especially polyester-blend dress pants for this bullshit job. So suffice it to say, getting fired is awkward because you have to strike the right balance to make it seem like you’re really did want and enjoy being there without looking desperate. What makes the job firing even more awkward.org/FAQS is when HBO cameras are there to capture every weird silence, steely gaze, and “um.” Such is the case when football player Chad Johnson was fired from the Miami Dolphins on the show Hard Knocks, which is a reality sports documentary that follows a different football team each season.