April Fool's Backfires: Boss Pulled A Stupid Prank, Ends Up Fired Instead!
Despite being a comedic talent, professionalism is vital in the workplace. Knowing the limits of humor is crucial, especially with power dynamics. Unfortunately, the main character in this story missed the mark.
An employee's story of an ill-judged April Fools' joke has gained viral attention online, with internet users outraged by the story. Reddit user Savathun posted on r/antiwork about an unwelcome experience: getting fired. But things took an unexpected turn when the boss who delivered the news revealed it was just an April Fools' joke.
Rather than brushing it off, Savathun took the matter seriously instead of returning to work quietly. This will be a lengthy story, which you can read for yourself by scrolling down.
The story in detail:
Strangely, the boss withheld the fact that it was a joke from him right away.
And who even comes up with this kind of joke to begin with?
As expected, this post is catching everyone's attention! Here, the comments from other Redditors are rolling in...
It seems that those in charge really enjoy making this joke, which is quite unexpected.
To which this user strongly agrees:
Maybe he should have watched The Office.
Does this guy think he is Michael Scott?
To which OP cheeky replies:
If April Fools was just about jokes, we could do whatever we want and bend the rules.
And to top it off? His name is actually Michael.
But the story doesn’t end here and we have some devious revenge as well.
Getting fired on April Fools' Day must feel really bad.
Many users send OP nice messages and show happiness for his win during this messy situation.
Not many stories show higher-ups getting what they should.
This user is happy because the company recognized the boss was wrong, which doesn't usually happen.
Personally, I believe such actions should be punishable. Regardless of the boss-employee relationship, this prank was inappropriate. It's clear the boss's intent wasn't playful, as April Fools should be.
What do you think about what happened? Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation? Share your experiences and join the conversation in the comment section below!