Male worker fired after 3 weeks for just being himself

C. Heslop

It has become a trend. Recently slacked workers will share the final talk they had with managers. Or highlight how their day went after receiving the unfortunate news. This video is by TikToker Sam (@justsamisfinethanks).

Harvard Business Review cites attractive people have unfair advantages at work.

But it seems extroverts also have an edge in the corporate world.

Sam reenacts his last talk with his manager:

The manager asks Sam, "How do you find [this] new job?" He replies, "Yeah I find it really is going well. I’m just trying to learn everything, and meet the whole team, I’m just trying my best. I think it’s going really well."
But Sam's boss quickly expresses dissatisfaction with his shyness and dismisses him. "Yeah we don’t really think you’re engaging with the team as much as you could be, so we might have to let you go."
Shocked and disappointed, Sam says, "But I’ve been here like three weeks. I have… What?"
Pretty much done with the conversation, his boss adds, "Yeah… I just don’t think it’s working out, I’m afraid."


Academic review summarized: "Physically attractive individuals are more likely to be interviewed for jobs and hired. They are more likely to advance rapidly in their careers through frequent promotions, and they earn higher wages than unattractive individuals."
People asked Google, "Why extroverts are better in the workplace?" Indeed suggests: "Due to their highly sociable and unreserved nature, extroverts typically have a unique ability to form relationships with others."

A University of Canada article compiled studies on introverts versus extroverts in workplaces. It concluded that extroverted employees displayed more of the soft skills employees wanted.


As expected, the comment section sympathized with Sam. And claimed they would love it if more of their outgoing coworkers had his shy personality.

"Extroverts will never understand what we have to put up with 😭, one wrote." "Not just in work but with people anywhere."
Someone looking for work alleges, "I got turned down from two jobs recently because I “didn’t show enough personality.” They were both highly independent accounting/finance roles 🤦‍♀️.
Many had similar experiences, "Omg. This happened to me years ago. And it took me years to get over it. I apparently 'wasn’t the person they interviewed'." " I got fired after 4 days for the same thing, so you did better than me 🤣." " I saw a job offer once and one of the [requirements] was 'being an extrovert'. Ok..."


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