🚗 🚙 Turn your trusty old car into trustworthy journalism Learn more
It's your chance to be the boss. Who would you fire?

Poll: Yes, someone has to go! Which TV character would you fire?

Lindsay Thomas May 24, 2013
It's your chance to be the boss. Who would you fire?

The slacker.  The gossiper.  The loud talker.  The incompetent boss. 

Let’s face it.  There’s probably someone at your job who can make your day miserable and a little less productive.  The latest reality venture from the folks at FOX TV is capitalizing off this frustrating fact of office life with a series about giving workers the opportunity to fire their colleagues.  It’s called “Does Someone Have To Go?” and it premieres on the network tonight.

Cris Abrego, executive producer of the series, recently chatted with Marketplace Money host Adriene Hill about the premise.

“It’s really about office personnel issues.  It’s really about the toxic level of an office sometimes.  And in order to fix that sometimes, does someone have to go?” said Abrego.

His interview got us thinking about how fun it could be to fire fictional office nuisances we all know and love to hate from contemporary workplace TV shows.  Take a look at five characters we’d like to leave with a pink slip and help us decide who should pack up and go.





There’s a lot happening in the world.  Through it all, Marketplace is here for you. 

You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible. 

Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.