By Adam Jensen - United States - Saint Paul
Today, I was at work when a co-worker decided it would be funny to email me from my boss's computer to tell me I had been laid off. It wasn't funny when I was fired for real after "skipping work without giving notice." FML
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  EvilTwerp  |  12

If you were packing your stuff, and your boss didn't notice what you were doing, I'm pretty sure he is blind and didn't notice you were gone. Seek out the rat and make his computer spontaneously combust.

  Drigr  |  9

I feel like this is something that would be discussed in person anyways. Then again, I work in a small business where the boss has time to pull me aside and say "sorry but we are laying you off"

  Anai08  |  17

What I really hoped happen is that the coworker faces up to what he/she did, and talked to OP's boss. It may mean they get fired, but it's not okay for their stupid prank to make someone else lose their job. Even considering coworkers I've really disliked in the past, I would never wish them to be fired over a mistake I made. This world can be unfair enough on its own at times.

  Jaxx66  |  21

At my BF's job they are required to lock their computers if they leave their desk, because the information they deal with is private. So if some unlucky newb forgets to lock theirs, they may have 'unintentionally' sent a few emails about how they are going to Justin Beiber concerts, get a few new backgrounds put up.. Or in extreme cases send a resignation email. Thankfully though the boss usually sends an email back, cause she's used to it.

By  lajaynay  |  15

Show your boss the email and get the other asshole canned!

WAIT, he emailed you while you were at work? Did you just get up and leave or do you mean that you didn't show up the next day?

  downtime  |  12

8, It definitely sounds odd, since you'd need to clear up a few things like getting your final paycheck, returning company property, etc etc but to say you deserve to be fired because of some prank?