I was fired once. Not because I had done anything wrong, but because the weekly I worked for at the time was sold out from under me.
I hung around for a couple weeks, but realized I could never work for the new owners and one day a pathetic lady showed up at my office and told me to publish something in the newspaper that was so far beneath what a newspaper should do that I refused.
The lady told me if I didn't publish it, I would likely be fired. Well, she was right. I didn't print it and I was fired. But at least she was "man" enough to do it in person. No hard feelings.
But look what happened to this sports reporter.
I also knew another newspaper employee who was once fired in the middle of the Arizona desert via cellphone while he was on an assignment.