By FML - 08/11/2009 10:07 - United Kingdom

Today, my dad drove me to work which is an hour away. 20 minutes into the job, I was told 'Didn't we tell you last week? We let you go.' Clearly, no, they didn't. I had to wait one awkward hour, with my colleagues who knew I was fired before I did, for my dad to collect me. FML
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Wouldn't "dad" only be 20 minutes away at that point? I guess he decided to let you stew in the crap for an hour because you are as significant and important to him as you are, scratch that, were to your ex-employer.

Yeah, so after 20 minutes, she knew she was let go. So her father was 20 minutes from where she works and forty minutes from home. If he had a cell phone, she calls him and he returns in 20 minutes. If he doesn't have a cell phone, she waits the 40 minutes until her father arrives at home and then calls him and it takes him an hour to get back to her former place of employment. So, it either takes 20 minutes for her father to return, or one hour and forty minutes. There is no way for the time between her finding out she lost her job and the time until her father gets there to be one hour. Unless she waiting twenty minutes before calling her father (20 minutes to find out her job is gone, 40 minutes to return), this makes no sense time-wise

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Wow, your life really is suckish.

You're second.

Wouldn't "dad" only be 20 minutes away at that point? I guess he decided to let you stew in the crap for an hour because you are as significant and important to him as you are, scratch that, were to your ex-employer.

Ah, was the OP supposed to yell "DAD!!!! COME GET ME" At the top of their lungs, and hop that her father would hear? You're obviously assuming he has a cell phone.

"Today, my dad drove me to work which is AN HOUR AWAY." She was 20 minutes into doing her job, after the one hour, plex.

I think the confusion is that.... people think that she was immediately told that she was fired a while ago. But she was told that 20 minutes into the job.

Yeah, so after 20 minutes, she knew she was let go. So her father was 20 minutes from where she works and forty minutes from home. If he had a cell phone, she calls him and he returns in 20 minutes. If he doesn't have a cell phone, she waits the 40 minutes until her father arrives at home and then calls him and it takes him an hour to get back to her former place of employment. So, it either takes 20 minutes for her father to return, or one hour and forty minutes. There is no way for the time between her finding out she lost her job and the time until her father gets there to be one hour. Unless she waiting twenty minutes before calling her father (20 minutes to find out her job is gone, 40 minutes to return), this makes no sense time-wise

Damn, someone beat me to this! It's just math - it doesn't make any sense.

unless he was fucking his girl on the side and didn't hear his cell right away...

wow.. f his life for having to drive so much.. and yeah, the timing thing def doesn't work out.

or he could have dropped her off 10 minutes early so she wouldn't be late for work and started going home, so he was a half hour away, 20 minutes in the job and then had to drive the half hour back.

#52 makes the most sense.

Damn it. second.

You're an idiot anyway

now you had over an hour to thank all of your colleagues and tell the cute girl you always had a crush on her just before you leave ;) they're an hour away, you won't see any of them anyway anymore...

Clearly, my dear, you have a McJob.

Wouldn't he only be 40 minutes away?

Dad dropped her off and 20 minutes later she learned (learnt) she had been fired (sacked). Therefore, he would only be 20 minutes away. That assumes that he drives the same at all times. Maybe if I had such a loser of a kid, as soon as I offloaded her, I'd take off like a bat out of hell to avoid having to bring a lunch or other absent-mindedly forgotten item.

How did dad get home in 20 minutes? Wouldn't you have only had to wait 20 minutes after you found out? You're a retard. This is a dumb FML. Although they have been getting horrible.

Or she called him when home rather than on a cell phone and traffic wasn't as busy driving back seeing as most people are at work by then?

or he didn't have a cell phone so she had to wait for him to get home and then come back to work

You should have walked to a café or something and wait there, instead of staying and feel embarrassed... YDI

You have no idea where they worked. If it was an hour away and she needed a ride rather than using public transport it was quite probably on a farm or in an industrial area.

I agree the times are suspicious. Fake? Or exaggeration?

You should av taken a dump on your boss's desk