The Works Progress Administration (renamed in 1939 as the Work Projects Administration) or WPA was the largest and most ambitious American New Deal agency, employing millions of unemployed people (mostly unskilled men) to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads.
But the WPA didn’t just employ workers to build bridges and roads. It also put artists to work designing and painting murals and posters.
A UK-based workplace law consultancy, Protecting.co.uk, has been gathering bizarre stories of employee dismissals, from the points of view of the workers and the managers who had to write out those pink slips.
While you can be fired for any number of reasons, it's obvious in most of these cases why the employee's services were no longer needed.