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Fired... for replying to the boss with an emoji

There are a number of valid reasons an employee may be fired; they may falsify company records or be found in possession of drugs at work.

However, one worker in South China has been removed from their post after replying to their manager’s message with an OK emoji, reports the Daily Mail.

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Comments (2)

  • Humans Being
    Humans Being
    Mon, 1 Jul 2019 1:11pm BST
    So an emoji response to an out of hours conversation on a non-work based system isn't professional (someone needs to tell Facebook!) and the manager was expecting a message saying "Received" but has subsequently spoken to the staff and suggested "Roger" in now the required response. #Toxicworkplace

    Technically, "Roger" means "I have received but not necessarily understood your message" *Laughing Emoji*
  • Boris
    Wed, 19 Jun 2019 1:03pm BST
    So an emoji is unprofessional but saying "roger" isn't? I would dispute this on the basis of using a non-work based system to communicate. If the rules, stupid as they are, weren't made clear to all employees to begin with the employer shouldn't really have a leg to stand on.

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