Google’s April Fools' Prank Got People Fired

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Being fired on April Fools’ Day for unintentionally pulling a prank on your boss sounds like the opposite of fun or funny.

Just hours after Google added a “Mic Drop” button to Gmail—featuring a mic-dropping minion GIF that can be sent to recipients—the company had to retract the feature after multiple hostile complaints on its blog.

Photo Courtesy of CNN 

Photo Courtesy of CNN 

“Thanks to Mic Drop I just lost my job. I am a writer and had a deadline to meet. I sent my articles to my boss and never heard back from her,” Allan Pashby posted on the blog. “My boss took offense to the Mic Drop animation and assumed that I didn't reply to her because I thought her input was petty (hence the Mic Drop)."

In a wake of complaints the search giant apologized in a statement which said in part, “Well, it looks like we pranked ourselves this year.”

h/t CNN

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