Employee Written Up For Hilarious Infraction


Even if you deserve it, getting written up at work is among the more infantilizing experiences you can have as an employee. It's sort of like getting sent to detention, if detention came with the added risk of threatening the future state of your livelihood. But if you're going to sully your permanent record, you might as well do it with a bit of panache and a song in your heart, like this worker who had their writeup posted on Reddit.

In the unfortunate event that it's before your time, "This Is How We Do It" is a classic of the late, questionably lamented New Jack Swing genre of R&B. While we can understand someone's co-workers getting annoyed over this, we can't fault the offending employee's taste in music.

Other Redditors chimed in with their own stories of getting written up on the job, many of them testaments to the lengths people will go to stave off boredom:

Lousymom wrote:
"My buddy got fired from an inventory job once for counting everything like the Count from Sesame Street.

TheLetter10 wrote:
"I got fired as a tech once because I wrote all of my documentation in rhymes."

BurtReynoldsJr wrote:
"I used to get 'written up' at work for having fun all the time. It's not my fault that the pogo sticks I was unloading off the truck didn't have any packaging on them!"

Mildcorma wrote:
"I once got written up for not looking like i was working hard enough, and going home when my day had ended and not when everyone else thought it was "acceptable" to. I literally got told to sit and do nothing for another hour and make it look like I was working harder."

Another user mentioned a boss who reinterpreted The Clash's "Rock the Casbah" as the slightly less rousing "Lock the Taskbar"--which isn't quite as brilliant as "This Is How We Glue It," but it's close. To all other employees, though, you'd do well to take the advice offered here: "BE QUIETER."
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