By NotJobbing - 11/08/2015 23:05 - United Kingdom - London

Today, my lazy bastard of a co-worker punched me straight in the jaw because he didn't get the promotion I did. Being his new manager, I fired him. A few hours later, I was fired for "abusing" my power. FML
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This is where you call HR.

How dare you get a promotion you worked for.

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Abusing your power? More like giving him what he deserved. Maybe they promoted you to do their dirty work and hit two birds with one stone while covering their asses.

Lets send this to the top

This is where you call HR.

Usually it's best to file a complaint first so they have proof of you being assaulted, because then you have something to fall back on. But if it were me I'd let someone else do the firing. HR can usually arrange that kind of stuff, although it takes longer.

You spelled "The Police" wrong. OP was assaulted.

How dare you get a promotion you worked for.

1dvs_bstd 41

I know right? The balls on some people..

mds9986 24

Sadly promotions are usually given to the people who aren't as hard working because the people who are hard working aren't easily replaced.

#36 that's true but also the hard workers have more stuff go wrong because they are doing the work abd the lazy ones seem better because they have less problems attached to them

FalloutScrolls 25

Abusing power? If you got clocked in the jaw, I'd say that's grounds for termination. Time to get on the phone with HR. I think you'll get your job back.

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Are you serious? Of course assault is grounds for termination, it's also grounds for him to have the asshole charged with a criminal offense.

Assault always justifies termination. What kind of job do you think hitting people is acceptable? Except boxing :D

JustinJK 21

If I punched anyone at my job I would be fired. and go to jail.

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JustinJK 21

There doesn't need to be anything in the contract or a written rule to not attack your coworkers/employers/etc!!! That's an unspoken rule in society. Don't physically attack people! Shit there's a lot of things not in my contract / employee handbook that I can get fired for.

It's a basic fundamental at any job that workplace violence isn't tolerated. If you really need a piece of paper to tell you that.., wow.

Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought assault was threatening to commit an act of violence or excessive force while battery is the actual term for striking someone. I would say you are justified for firing because of battery then...

Seems to me like you did the right thing. He assaulted a coworker. It would've been the same if he had hit someone else, but it just happened that he hit you. Something fishy happened there. That was no reason to fire you.

1dvs_bstd 41

You get assaulted, you should have reported it to HR and let them deal with it. I guess in a point of view, it was a personal vendetta for you that doesn't necessarily have anything to do with your company.

How are people like your coworker hired?! Totally unprofessional and childish.

Geckosrock99 33

You got assaulted. You had every right to fire him. Go directly to HR and you should get your job back. If you do, whoever fired you should be written up for firing you for, what sounds like to me, an unlawful reason.

1dvs_bstd 41

This is what I find irritating. You go through life, working hard, obeying the law and what do you get? Pow! right in the kisser. You don't retaliate in kind because violence is barbaric and you're civilized. You use your position as boss and terminate the culprit because that's no way to treat a coworker in a place of work and what do you get? Out of job. I know I don't usually like all these sue sue shit but if I had evidence, I'd sue the company and its foundation.