Threw a tantrum
Threw a tantrum
Owner : Anand Bhatt
Company: Sonic Wave International
Headquarters: Los Angeles

I once had an employee burst into tears and throw a tantrum when I fired him. He was an A&R representative and when I told him that he was losing his job, he started weeping and began yelling as loud as he could, "It's not fair, this job is too hard."

I tried to be as discreet and polite as I could but we're in a small, four-room office so everyone heard him crying. What's worse is when he begged, "Can't you just pay me to get you coffee?" When I refused, he quickly snagged some files off my desk and ran out the door. I haven't seen or heard from him since, but it was the only thing my employees talked about for days.

Last updated August 29 2011: 3:54 PM ET
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