Starting a new job is tough, and it's not uncommon to mess up on Day 1—or to want to walk out the door on your lunch break and never come back. But it's a lot more uncommon to actually get fired or quit on the first day or in the first week of a new job. And yet, it happens.
1.) From tertialtom:
The new guy at my work just got fired for stealing 100$ from the register on his second day. 100 dollars missing from register, manager checks camera sees him pocket the $$... Fired.
2.) From ReverendDS:
I had just been hired on at a web development company in Provo, Utah. Borderline scam, but after six months unemployment, I needed the money and figured I'd put out the best product I could, regardless of the company's ethics.
Day one of training. There are twelve of us sitting in a room at computers. The trainer is going over company policy, expectations, etc. We have been here about an hour.
Suddenly the boss comes in. He walks over to a guy sitting on my row, grabs him by his collar and physically lifts him out of his chair and frog-marches him out the door. No words, no explanation.
I lean back and glance over at the now vacant computer.
Porn. Porn everywhere.
The man literally started browsing porn within his first 60 minutes of working.