TV doesn't always tell the most realistic stories. Case in point: Some characters get fired from their jobs frequently and then re-hired the very next episode. Other characters should be fired, but never are. From legal dramas to sitcoms, these characters are constantly getting fired from their jobs -- or at least, they should be!
Mike Ross, "Suits"Mike Ross is pretty much unfireable, In the show's first episode, he gets fired an astonishing three times but is never actually let go thanks to some clever maneuvering on his part. In the Season 2 finale, Mike gets fired again, but it lasts mere seconds. Despite the fact that he's the only lawyer at Pearson Hardman without a law degree, Mike Ross seems to be impossible to fire.
Drew Carey, "The Drew Carey Show"
Drew was constantly getting fired, but Mr. Wick always hired him back -- even if it took the better part of two seasons in some cases. It seems that Drew wasn't the only employee at Winfred-Lauder who was repeatedly getting fired and re-hired: remember the running gag about Johnson?
Michael Scott and Andy Bernard, "The Office"True, Michael did leave the company during the infamous "Michael Scott Paper Company" arc, but that was because he resigned -- not because he was fired. Michael is clearly a good salesman, but he is frequently offensive to his employees, making jokes at the expense of race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation. He should have been fired for all kinds of indiscretions, but the sad thing was Michael was actually the most competent leader in the entire company.
Even Andy, who went AWOL for three months and still drew a paycheck -- never getting fired for his behavior. That paper company is pretty messed up.
Homer Simpson, "The Simpsons"
Homer has been fired and re-hired numerous times at the nuclear power plant. This is mostly because Mr. Burns is elderly and forgets who Homer is half the time and partially because Mr. Burns has cut so many corners in running the plant that he doesn't really care about the incompetence of his workforce.
Don Draper, "Mad Men"Pete tells Bert Cooper that Don is a liar and a deserter. Bert doesn't care. Don goes AWOL in California, and nobody cares. Don forces the firm to give up a big client (North American Aviation), and everyone just lets it happen. How is it Don hasn't been fired? Sure, he's a genius, but the only time he was "fired" was just part of a clever ploy to start a new agency.
- Drew Carey