By XoXonedirectionXoXo - 23/06/2012 22:21 - United States - Eden Prairie

Today, I fell asleep while on the toilet at work. When I woke up, I tried to quietly sneak back to my desk, only to be caught by my boss. He immediately sent me packing and gave his "best wishes" for me in the unemployment line. FML
I agree, your life sucks 11 263
You deserved it 32 401

Same thing different taste

Top comments

obviousboy 8

YDI simply because of your username.

xoxokelsey11 5

How long could you have been sleeping in there? Must've been comfortable.


D40 2

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If it was that simple, OP wouldn't of write the FML.

rockaroths 15

"Oh, yeah, I just fell asleep on the John when I was suppose to be working. No hard feelings?" think about it 1.

mylifesucks_fml 1

Why do you have to sneak back to your desk? It looks less suspicious if you just walk back... like a normal adult would who came from the bathroom.

Lol, "on the John". Anyways I'm pretty sure it was self explainable

Depends how long OP was out. I am presuming it was a great deal of time considering the fact she was fired, and it had to at least be 30+ min cause it sometimes can take 30 min

klovemachine 24

I myself usually read books or play on my phone at the toilet and then I lose track of time. By the time I get out I'm not really in the mood to embarrass the hell out of myself and explain what happened. Maybe OP didn't want to explain.

HairyPunisher 27

60, work on your material. I'm sure I speak for most of FML when I saw we are so tired of those terrible puns.

Honestly, if you were busted coming out of the toilet, and nobody knew you were actually asleep then that is an absurd reason to fire you. I doubt this was the cause of your termination, unless you outright told them you fell asleep... People may experience really bad cases of digestive distress at any time, taking too long in the toilet can be a result. Firing someone because they're crapping water/extremely constipated and took longer than an employer would like would be a total dick move.

meetmissmayhem 4
juturnaamo 29

I'm imagining a big red hand print on her face from leaning on her hand when she fell asleep.

A normal adult probably isn't a one direction fan.

Go back there and explain to your boss what happened. It can't hurt to try.

Ever heard of sleeping on the job? I'm sure if OP tried explaining she'd just make her boss even more sure of the firing.

You never know...May be her boss was just in a bad mood that day. Like I said before It can't hurt to try.

OP clearly has nothing to lose, in terms of employment. Might as well try to explain, at least that way there's a chance of getting the job back.

bubbly31 0

Op you should go talk to your boss, as long as it's not a re occurring thing. just say you were not feeling well or something that justifies being in the bathroom for a while. You should not get punished for being sick

I'm sorry but you can't explain stupidity. I mean he must have been really tired but that was still retarded.

I'm shocked, can you really be fired just like that in the US?!!

diidiimi 10

Yeah, there seem to be a lot of incidents like that here on FML. Don't they have unfair dismissal laws over there?

Maybe she is a waitress and she forgot to wash her hands.

xStaciexLynnx 15

If you're not doing you're job, it's not unfair dismissal. I work in retail and we can be let go for not making numbers. If you're seen as holding the company back, you can be fired. I also think most of these 'And then I was suddenly fired!' FML's probably have more to them. Like maybe this OP is always a slow and lazy worker or something.

I'm french and here we can't get fired if this happened only once!

Uh you can get fired just because the boss felt like firing someone that day if you're an "at-will" employee. The only way to pritect yourself is if you're in a union. And even then, unions aren't protected anymore. This country's serious going off a cliff...

Sleeping on the job is still sleeping on the job, regardless of where you do it.

shadexilmaendu 4

A lot of employment in the united states is at-will employment, especially entry level jobs. You can be fired at any time for an infraction. When I worked at a call center there were no sick days, and if you were absent or a few minutes late or early, you would get "points". Six points you're out, no questions. They'll have someone to replace you in no time.

Dude, legally in the US you have to have sick days. It's the law in all 50 states.

You absolutely deserved that. I don't want to be a jerk about it but it's amazing to me the amount of people working hard to get jobs and then someone like you who has a job and goes and does something like that to mess it up. Sorry but that's just my opinion.

xoxokelsey11 5

How long could you have been sleeping in there? Must've been comfortable.

They have velvet toilet covers at his work. He works for Prince.

Well technically you're supposed to relax on the toilet. I guess she was too relaxed

fuzzzy12 3

how could you sleep with that stench....

Maybe they hadn't done their business yet.

4, some people end up passing out from pushing too hard. If she did push too hard, it cuts off the circulation to the legs and lower back, leading to being passed out. To the original poster, if you're have a medical condition than it was illegal for your boss to fire you. However, if you work in an At Will state, such as CA, then your boss doesn't legally have to have a reason to fire you.

ohcoolstorybro 14

Well at least you tried to be sneaky....try harder

Someone obviously didn't have their sneakers on ;)

I say YDI because you have one direction in your name

obviousboy 8

YDI simply because of your username.

juliaispink 1

Now all the directioners are going to be ridding ur ass.

Streeet_hayley 6
TheVelocirabbit 10

"Ohmigoooosh lyk nowai how cud u say dat??!!!!????!!??!" There's the sentence you all have been waiting for.

Inheritance 10

How does OPs boss know or not if he was taking a mean shit? He seems pretty hasty to me.

Helldemon 32

104, it's this thing like Beetles, only not.

Shit, thanks. Tired as heck. Might as well write One Erection.

CaramelMacchiato 13

I'm a proud Directioner, and I found this thread amusing :D

UrbanOutfitter 2

what path do five gay guys walk in?

UrbanOutfitter 2

Haha mistakes happen. Totally going to use One Erection now. You're a genius.

CaramelMacchiato 13

Urban - You and your four friends?

CaramelMacchiato 13

Egg - If One Erection amuses you then I can message you a whole bunch of other things you can refer to them as, aha :) x

Yes please! I honestly did listen to their music to see what all the fuss was about. And it didn't appeal to my senses. Just another NSYNC to me haha

xStaciexLynnx 15

106- What is wrong with you?!?? How could you compare The Beatles to One Direction. That's a terrible insult to The Beatles. How about- They're like NSync or the Backstreet Boys. That's much more appropriate.

At 104 thank god for people like you

I would like to know how old OP is. Unless it's normal for adults to love a terrible boy band that grabs the attention of young pre-teens.

I have to agree. If you want to listen to an English boy "band", why not The Wanted?

LarryStylinson1D 0

Well this is awkward... ~Directioner Bring on the dislikes

Streeet_hayley 6

^ It's what they call Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson together apparently.

OP, if you are falling asleep places often, or generally tired throughout the day no matter how much sleep you get, you may want to consider getting a sleep study done. Sleep apnea isn't just for old fat men. If you have a sleep disorder and treat it, you might feel much better throughout the day and not sleep in random places without meaning to.

Yeah I poo and pass out too sometimes...

PrincessesCrown 17

Op could always say they had a big job to do in there.

Maybe they passed out then poo'd. OP sure is a trooper.

That last dump was just too much to handle.

hillbillyted 4

You must not of had your smart phone in there with ya haha

OP's username intrigues me. If it is in fact a reference to that crappy boy band. So, on one hand OP is an adult who still listens to boy bands and on the other it's a teenager with a desk job. I have no idea where I was going with that. Anyways, Maybe you should spend less time staying up late listening to boy bands and more time sleeping so you can keep your job OP.

I thought adults were mature enough to see the ignorance IN one direction, not say "oh hey, they're hot, I'm gonna go around calling myself a directioner." ....sorry....I got excited.....

Maybe OP actually likes their music. Is it any of you guys' business what OP listens to in their spare time?

CaramelMacchiato 13

Definitely agreeing with Kendall all the way here! If y'all are going to judge OP based on their music interest, then maybe you're the pathetic one here. Earth: It's sad to say that a lot of people go around labeling themselves as Directioners because of their looks; but I can assure you that there is a fair amount who don't. I love their music, and their good looks are just a bonus! ;)

xStaciexLynnx 15

128-It doesn't make you any better to call yourself a directioner because of their music. Their music is terrible.

You're entitled to your own opinion, but you don't need to put anyone else down because of it. Maybe the music carries a special meaning to her. I'm not saying I like 1D, but I hate when people say others' music is crappy when I highly doubt they've heard more than one song by them.