A 21-year-old sales assistant was officially canned via text message. Katy Tanner was home, sick with a migraine when she received a text message that said "We will not require your services anymore... Thank you for your time with us." This came from her employer, Blue Banana, a body-piercing and jewelry shop over the pond in England.

Blue Banana defended its actions saying that she was unreachable any other method and that she is part of the youth culture that operates heavily using text messages. At least the message was grammatically correct and didn't say "UR FIRD... THX 4 TIME."

U r sckd: worker fired by text message [Yahoo!]