Craziest Reasons Why People Were Let Go From Their Jobs

In most workplaces you have to push the boss pretty far to get the sack – but as these confessions prove, that isn’t always the case.  

In a new thread published on the secret-sharing site Whimper  workers have revealed some of the truly bizarre reasons they’ve been fired. 

Making use of the app’s anonymity settings, disgruntled former employees spared no scathing detail in their tales of unreasonable bosses.  

One person claimed to have lost their job because they didn’t call in sick after falling into a coma, while another was told they were spending too long on the toilet.

In a more unsettling case a woman told how she was shown the door by her boss because she refused his sexual advances. 

Other workers recalled being fired for having time off to attend a funeral – or even, in one case, for yawning too often.  

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Big Names Among Employees FIRED By Nation Media Group [FULL LIST]

The list of employees who have been sent home by Nation Media Group (NMG) has surfaced online.

In a memo dated December 20, 2016, the company announced that it would re-organize its operations across the group – a move which would result in the reduction of its workforce.

The media house stated that it would undertake the exercise while adhering to the law and with due respect to their employees.

After many weeks of endless speculation, NMG has finally made public the list of employees who have been sent packing.

READ; 4 Issues People Deal With When They Lose Their Jobs

Unconfirmed reports indicate that 16 people have been sacked as the company which was formed by Aga Khan IV aims to transform into a twenty-first-century digital content company.

Among those who were affected include Ken Walibora who until his sacking held the title of Quality Manager as well as Kiswahili and renowned journalist Liz Gitonga.

Here’s the full list:

  1. Ken Walibora Waliaula – Quality Manager, Kiswahili
  2. Eric Shimoli – News Editor
  3. Sammy Wambua – Editor, Counties
  4. Mary Wasike – Editor, Oped
  5. Pamela Wanambisi – Subeditor Sports,
  6. Felista Wangari – Sub-editor Saturday Magazine,
  7. Esther Karuru – Sub-editor Sunday Nation,
  8. Victor Siele – (Sub-editor, Taifa Leo)
  9. Zadock Angira – Crime Reporter
  10. Waga Odongo – Writer
  11. Farayi Nyandoro – Sub-editor
  12. Domitila Katila – Editorial
  13. Connie Mwangemi – Advertising
  14. Pamela Abwoga – Advertising
  15. Liz Gitonga – Editorial
  16. Eric Obino – Managing Editor, Sunday Nation

 

 

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Tips On How To Ace That Interview

An interview is not an exam; it’s a discussion to establish if you are competent, motivated and trustworthy.Do you want to win your dream job? Here is some  radically different advice for you.

 Prepare, don’t just show up:
Interviews are not walk-ins. Always know the role you are applying for and the company you will be interviewing with. What business are they in, how do they make money, and how will hiring you make a difference to them?

First impressions count:
From the time you keep to the clothes you wear, from your composure on arrival to the way you greet security in the lobby; it’s best to assume that all of this is being observed. Don’t let yourself down. Start on a professional note.

 Tell your story, furnish evidence:
The interview is your opportunity to show why you should be hired. So, come prepared to talk about your biggest achievements and highlights of your professional journey. How are they relevant to the new job? How do they put you above what the rest of the herd can do?

-Even freshers have experience:
If you are fresh out of university with no job experience, talk about what worked well for you in coursework and internships, the experiences that have shaped you this far and the lessons learned. Forget the myth that you have no experience worth talking about.

 Leadership skills matter:
Companies are looking for a good match and for people who have the potential for bigger things. If the role they are trying to fill today does not exist tomorrow, will they still have a need for you? Can today’s junior analyst be the leader of the business unit in eight years’ time? What you know doesn’t matter as much as how you work. Be ready to discuss teamwork, your ability to influence and inspire, and what keeps you going each and every day.

-An interview is not a one way:
Use the interview to get to know the company better. Is their work culture aligned with what matters to you? Is this the right organisation for you at the stage of life you find yourself in? If you are a young parent, a 24×7 work culture might not exactly be what you are looking for. Remember that a lot of your motivation and happiness will come from the company you join.

Rejection is part of the game:
For all the work that you put in and the advice we can provide, interviewing is still a process loaded with unknowns. If an opportunity does not open up, take it in your stride.Maybe you didn’t fit the bill, maybe the position was already spoken for, or the budget disappeared. The truth will never come out. Don’t let a rejection bring you down, but learn what you can and keep going.

-TOI

Anxious people are unlikely to be hired after an interview: Study

A study suggests that when going for an interview, exuding warmth and assertive behaviour  makes a good impression is is likely to get you a job.

On the other hand, people who are anxious going into an interview often do not get hired, found the researchers

The study, published in Springer’s Journal of Business and Psychology, found that organisations often reject potential candidates with interview jitters who are otherwise quite capable of doing the job.

Amanda Feiler and Deborah Powell from the University of Guelph, Canada, set out to establish why anxious job candidates receive lower performance ratings during an interview.

They videotaped and transcribed the mock job interviews of 125 undergraduate students from a Canadian university.

Ratings were obtained from 18 interviewers who gauged the interviewees’ levels of anxiety and performance.

Trained raters also assessed how the interviewees expressed their anxiety through specific mannerisms, cues and traits. This could be adjusting clothing, fidgeting or averting their gaze.

Feiler and Powell found that the speed at which someone talks is the only cue that both interviewers and interviewees rate as a sign of nervousness or not.

The fewer words per minute people speak, the more nervous they are perceived to be.

Also, anxious prospective job candidates are often rated as being less assertive and exuding less interpersonal warmth.

This often leads to a rejection from interviewers.

Politician uses his influence to land his daughter a job

A senior politician in the august house known for his campaign against nepotism the target of jibes from the administrator of the parliament.

This is because he used his influence to land his daughter a job at the august house.

The ambitious leader married off his daughter in a colourful ceremony, but the marriage collapsed and the girl went back home to her parents.

But even as he is accused of preaching water and drinking wine, his wife can no longer stomach his womanising and is in talks with lawyers to end their marriage of many years.

Meanwhile

A former official of the Mumias sugar company is reported to be undergoing a tormenting period in his life after losing millions to witchdoctors.

The youthful boss attempted to seek services of black magic to save his career in the midst of mounting claims of his underhand dealings in the company.

His efforts however failed after paying the money to the witchdoctor.

He is now seeking police assistance to recover his money from the west african conmen.

Source : The Star