The 7 Worst Ways To Be Fired

Claire Gordon
Chelsea Taylor
Chelsea Taylor

There are still four things that should always be said face to human face: "I love you," for the first time; "I don't love you anymore," anytime; "You're adopted"; and "You're fired."

But many people don't live by these rules, because many people are gutless jerks. Tom Pedulla had worked for Gannett Newspapers for over three decades when he had what he thought was a routine phone interview for the job he already had. But USA Today was actually firing him from the sports staffer job he'd held since 1995, specializing in NFL and thoroughbred horse racing.