By Anonymous - 14/04/2012 05:41 - United States - Garden Grove

Today, my boss fired me because he wants to start dating my mother and apparently doesn't want it to be "awkward." FML
I agree, your life sucks 31 143
You deserved it 1 885

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Is that even a legal reason to fire someone?

Smash his balls because having a brother or sister would be awkward.

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Is that even a legal reason to fire someone?

Yah cause that will totally solve that problem

1 - What could OP do about it? The boss could make up reasons why he/she fired OP.

I'm gonna agree with 10 here. Even if it is illegal there needs to be proof. Big bossman can just come up with a reason he fired OP.

OP could just threaten to take legal action. That's more than enough to scare many people.

While it's currently OP's word against his, evidence can be gathered. OP, document everything: write down the conversation you had with your boss before details get fuzzy. Record/photograph him asking your mom out or taking her on a date. See if your mom will help there. Have your mom talk to him about firing you. If he tells her the truth, you'll have a corroborating witness. Have your ex-boss served with court papers on the same day your mom dumps him, just because it's funny.

If they can see the boss is dating the mom, won't they know something smells fishy?

Some states are "at-will" meaning employers can fire someone for any reason they see fit.

52 is absolutely correct, actually most states have that policy now. It sucks, but people were getting sued a lot for false termination, and businesses didn't want to deal with it anymore.

I agree. In most places you do not need a legitimate reason to fire someone. They can do so at their own will at any time they see fit.

I think there are only like 2-4 states that aren't at will states anymore. You can be fired for any reason or no reason at all (other than the race, religion, gender, etc stuff) or you can quit for any reason or no reason at all.

Sadly, yes. Most companies are 'at will' companies, meaning you can quit or be fired at any time with or without cause. It sucks, but that's just how it is.

No it's not a legal reason at all!..you're gonna have to lock your mom in a closet somewhere and tell your boss if he doesn't give you your job back he isn't getting any from mommy dearest...in fact he'll never see her again :)....try that!

that's pretty lame, unless you are a small business owner...makes me glad to be in Canada. it may just be on paper, but seems the average Joe has more rights

I'd sue the boss !!!

Imagine this Op- Hey boss can I get a raise Boss- only if your mother gives me pancakes AWKWARD

Smash his balls because having a brother or sister would be awkward.

Or OP could complain to her mother.

Nope, number 2 has it right

Combining 1 and 2's ideas, I would say... Sue the balls off that MF!

Uh, to be an oedipus complex op would gave to be a male

56- whoa dude that came out of nowhere.

Probably meant to reply to 4's comment

Or you could just "smash" the boss's daughter, see how he likes it.

its not if its in a 'right to work state' buttt when he comes over give him crap for everything. I would be pissed

You're confusing right-to-work (for less), which is an anti-union law, with at-will employment (or fire-at-will, as I call it). Both are bullshit, anti-worker laws that should be repealed anywhere they exist.

He thinks it's awkward at work. Imagine when his boss and mom get married and he has to move back in with them because he was fired and can't afford to live on his own.

Totally illegal. You should date your mum so he can't, that'd show him!!

What world do you live in, where that is acceptable?

31- he must live in Arkansas because that's one of the only states I have ever heard of to do that.

The United States isn't the only place in the world, y'know... in plenty places it's even encouraged.

36 - Please, do tell me all about countries where Oedipus complexes are encouraged.

OP's actually a girl. I thought that was only for males?

Oedipus complex is for males. Electra complex is the female equivalent.

I stand corrected. 36, please tell us all about countries where Electra complexes then. Oh, and, everyone, feel free to bury my oedipus complex comment.

There are many places in the world where the normal nuclear family is not practiced. For instance, many tribes marry inter family or should a father or mother die the first born takes that roll. Some places, the first born becomes what is called two spirited where they become both father and mother. Some uncles take place of the father who died. Not ever nation or community has a mother father and children. Some even have multiple husbands or wives, and don't forget same sex marriages. Broaden your horizon my friend, each and every person is different and unique from the rest.

80 - Please provide examples as supporting evidence or you will be failed for not being able to justify your answer adequatly. Please keep in mind that falsifying any information will be severely punished.

Freud's been dead and disproven for over a hundred years.

I don't know what's worse, you getting fired or him dating your mum. FYL either way!

Michael Scott!

45 - I caught The Office reference, but neither Jim or Pam was fired from the experience.

haha~ sucks to be you

Pinkypie! You used to be cool :(

Omg that really sucks for you! You should tell your mum that he fired you because of that, but yeah... Guess she can't really do anything about it anyway. /:

I second 1- is that even legal?!

That would definitely be awkward indeed.

Lol,OP, this reminds me of the episode of 'The Office' where Steve corall dates pam's mother but then ends up breaking up with her because she's too old and ends paying for it but only backwards where he would fire Pam and keep dating her mother... *stops to catch breath*

If your mom never suggested he fire you in the first place, when u tell her she should tell him to ping off

Two things - First it is you* and second Where in the fml does it say that the mom suggested that her daughter should be fired? For all we know the boss might have been trying to fire her but he never had a reason to til now although his reason was a very poor one.

Hence the if. They were just saying the mom probably would tell the boss to piss off unless it was her idea (which isn't stated or assumed, it's just a possibility)