He said his first offense was changing his computer background to a picture of one of the cartoon characters, and when his boss confronted him about the picture, he changed it back. Then, during take your child to work day, FiredBrony’s boss’ daughter came in wearing a Rainbow Dash shirt and more trouble brewed. “I told her I liked her shirt , something innocent the same way people go ‘those are some cool shoes’ to a kid, nothing weird at all. After the day is done, my boss brings me into his office and confronts me about it, telling me again he thinks it’s weird and to cut it out at work.’”
Finally, last week FiredBrony’s coworkers were discussing Brony culture, which has become something of an Internet phenomenon, and began to mock FiredBrony. “Then yesterday my boss called me into his office, told me people were uncomfortable working with me and that they were going to have to let me go,” he wrote. “Can they even fire me for that?”
What I find more appalling is that (according to the Reddit comments) this behavior is most likely legal.
Where I work, if a group of employees were mocking another like that it would probably be considered harassment and they would be in serious trouble. And a manager or employer that was aware of it and did nothing to stop it would be held accountable for it.
Getting fired would suck, but honestly it sounds like a pretty toxic workplace.
Original post on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/mylittlepony/comments/1nbhqw/whelp_i_got_fired_yesterday_for_being_a_brony/