By idiot - 09/07/2012 21:26 - United States

Today, I was sitting in my car waiting my shift to start. I must've fallen asleep because I woke up to a call from my boss firing me. I was in the parking lot. FML
I agree, your life sucks 12 034
You deserved it 23 431

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You need to sleep more! Stop burning the candle at both ends!

That's too bad. Should have just gone into work as soon as you got there. Entirely your fault. Sorry to say. :)

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You need to sleep more! Stop burning the candle at both ends!

Maybe for once no one will complain about the first comment this time! Well done for potentionally breakin the chain

Why thank you kind sir.

Terrible first comment >.> haha joking :P good advice though

Terrible terrible first comment

You could have died sleeping inside a car.

I've always wondered... how DO you burn a candle at both ends? Stand there and hold it in the middle? Won't wax drip all over the floor? Plus it'd kill your productivity to have to hold something flaming while trying to work...

50, You can also die sleeping in your bed, while at work, or responding to FML's online...your point?

now thats hilarious! cause usually we rarely hear about that kind of thing.

unknown_user5566 26

One would hope so, considering the website it was posted on.

Well. Apparently nobody caught the sarcasm in that.

But how that comment being sarcastic going to improve its quality? I thumbed it down knowing it was sarcasm. Just so you don't think your comment got buried entirely based on reader comprehension...

K. I think I get it. Ha.

you didn't do anything to keep yourself entertained while you waited?

Maybe the way he was entertaining himself in the parking lot was what got him fired, if you know what I mean.

unknown_user5566 26

That's what I tried to say before the app freaked out last night, Perdix. Great minds think alike. ;)

Wow you must have been very sleep deprived.

That's too bad. Should have just gone into work as soon as you got there. Entirely your fault. Sorry to say. :)

Agreed, always better to be early than late, or in this case not at all.

Eh not really. Depending on his job and whether or not he was already on thin ice, his boss is kind of an ass. I worked a 5am shift once and we didn't open until 5, so the managers didn't open up the store until 4:45. I got there at 4:35 one day and fell asleep in my car waiting for them to show up, and after 2 hours my boss noticed my car and knocked on the window. He just laughed because I screamed ._. BUT... That was a small business and they're generally less strict.

Some people work at places where they have to take a bus from their parking lot like me. Waiting for that bus can put you to sleep. But still, it doesn't justify why op didn't have an alarm to wake up to catch bus.

3, So even if you arrive before your place of employment is open and you don't have access you should still enter the premises? Good logic. Tell us how that goes.

Never hurts to show up early. Makes good impressions :)

You should have gone in early anyway.

unknown_user5566 26

My mind went to a completely inappropriate place far too quickly after reading your comment...

unknown_user5566 26

This was supposed to be in response to #4. Unfortunately the app was throwing a hissy fit when I posted it, and it landed here. Sigh.

ydi for not having enough sleep. you shouldve walk around the street or buy yourself a coffee to make you stay awake.

There are many reasons to be tired that aren't always someone's fault. New baby or pet. Working multiple jobs or working and going to school full time. Noisy neighbors and housemates. Being sick. The list goes on. When I worked in tv I use to get turn over shifts. Off at midnight back on in three and a half hours.

Having a new baby or pet is completely someone's own fault. You have a choice in having one.

The idea that OP should have walked around or gotten coffee is valid though. I don't know that they deserved it from not having enough sleep, but they definitely did deserve it from making choices that allowed the tiredness to make them fall asleep!

@36 Exactly. I often run on less than two hours of sleep a night due to chronic pain, so I know if I have to be somewhere I do NOT sit down, or I'll likely pass out at the most inopportune time. If OP was tired, sitting in a (possibly) warm car was probably the worst idea ever.

unknown_user5566 26

Silly OP, you're supposed to sleep BEFORE you arrive at work. ;) Seriously though, that's too bad. Either your boss is super strict, or you have screwed up before. I wish you luck in finding a new job!