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It’s okay, you can still gripe

Scott Jagow Mar 16, 2010

It’s become almost taboo to complain about your job, since you know, you’re lucky to have one. That doesn’t mean people who were unhappy at work have suddenly become happy. No, these people need an anonymous forum to release their bottled-up frustrations. Fortunately, there is one. describes itself this way:

Since drinking at work is no longer socially acceptable – except on AMC – is here to get you through the hellish work day. Post your gripe or join the chorus – let the world know you are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. The Man might be saying “let them eat cake” in the break room every friggin’ day someone has a birthday, but we are starting a new revolution and our rally cry is Please Fire Me.

It’s pretty simple. You start your post with “Please Fire Me.” You don’t use your name. You file your complaint. Here are some of the recent submissions:

Please fire me. Last week a co-worker asked me, “What day is Black History Month?”

Please fire me. My boss whistles “Mr. Bojangles” at the urinal.

Please fire me. Our Vice President didn’t understand what a scroll bar was–she thought whatever was showing on the screen was all that existed–until I introduced her to her scroll wheel. It was like she saw God.

Please fire me. I have customers that steal from an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Please fire me. The girl i was just training asked where to look if she wanted to know what time it was. I pointed out the huge clock above her and she replied, “OOOHHHH I thought that was a thermometer!”

Please fire me. Dude sitting next to me has been wearing the same shirt and pants for 10 days straight.

Please fire me. I’m being forced to go to a week long “new employee training”. I’ve been at this job for almost two years.

Please fire me. I walked in on my co-workers singing the McDonald’s “Gimme that Filet-o-Fish” song.

I just realized how cathartic it is to hear other people complain about their jobs.

Although, I’m a little worried the last one might be a complaint about me. Come on, the song does stick in your head.

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