Cartoons: You’re Fired!

If you’ve ever been axed, pink-slipped, canned, discharged, laid off, or let go, we hope these cartoons give you a giggle.

Man getting fired from his job.

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Man getting fired from his job.
“Don’t feel too bad about being fired. We’re having your expense account cast in bronze for posterity.”
Herb Green
February 21, 1959

 

Man tells his wife he got fired from his job.
“Well, I finally managed to talk the boss into cleaning out a lot of the deadwood around the office, never dreaming, of course, that that would include me.”
Stan Hunt
September 14, 1957

 

Employer finds the employee he wants to fire hiding in under a desk.
“Purvis, you are fired.”
Scott Taber
July 21, 1956

 

Man getting fired from his job.
“Looks like Harry’s two weeks are up.”
Joseph Zeis
July 14, 1956
Employer firing someone.
“I want to be absolutely fair about this Grimsby, so I’ll hear your side of the story before I fire you.”
Jeffrey Monahan
July 14, 1956

 

Man telling wife he got fired.
“Then I said, ‘I’ll stand on my record.’ That’s when he fired me.”
Edwin Lepper
May 24, 1958

 

Man getting fired from work.
“Now don’t think of yourself as being laid off, Dibbly. Just think of it as being one huge coffee break.”
Al Johns
April 28, 1956

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Comments

  1. Post editors, you’ve done it again with these selections. I have to go with your opening shot (or # 4) as the most degrading. Just knocked over in the chair, and pulled outside. Wow. I can believe it probably was based on fact, and not illegal in the 50’s. This man was COMPLETELY blindsided. I’m surprised the boss didn’t have a cigar.

    #5 from the same issue features a more civil still snarky boss. #7 (bottom) is definitely the most pleasant. I got a ‘verbal’ warning about being gone too long on morning breaks at Clifton’s with co-workers: 30 minutes instead of 20. Better than getting written up. Bringing in over $100k a month in customer receivables gave me extra leeway, but I knew not to push it. Those bonus checks were wonderful. When the boss makes a fuss over you, always be humble as to prevent jealousy.

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