How Not to Get Fired Like Megan Fox Did From Transformers

June 20, 2011 4:04 PM

Steven Spielberg, Michael Bay and Megan Fox.

There’s an important lesson to be learned from Megan Fox this week and, no, it’s not how to get the perfect pout.

The Daily Mail revealed yesterday that the real reason Megan Fox was fired from the Transformers movie franchise after co-starring as Shia LeBoeuf’s love interest in the first two films is because of this comment she made about director Michael Bay to Wonderland Magazine in 2009:

“He’s like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he’s a nightmare to work for but when you get him away from set, and he’s not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he’s so awkward, so hopelessly awkward. He has no social skills at all. And it’s endearing to watch him.”

In an interview promoting the upcoming release of Transformers 3, Bay finally revealed to the The Daily Mail, “You know the Hitler thing. Steven (Spielberg) said fire her right now.”

Spielberg, who’s the executive producer of Transformers, isn’t the only one who was ready to leave her on the curb like the trash her interview skills would imply she is . A crew member complained of “the tedious experience of working with dumb-as-a-rock Megan Fox on both Transformer movies” in an open letter posted on Bay’s website in reaction to her comments.

Even co-star Shia LeBoeuf told GQ: “She started s*** talking our captain. Which you can’t do.”

And so, the people who had plucked her from obscurity just as quickly dropped her.

You’ve got to pity her for her stupidity. Just don’t make the same mistake she did. It’s the old “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you” rule: if you disrespect the person who hired you and pays your salary, chances are, they will find out and you will pay the price. Not to mention that complaining about your boss, even in private, only cements your negative feelings towards him or her and will make it even harder for you to get along. So, unless you’re looking to stir things up, lay off comparisons to dictators and never imagine that “he’s a nightmare to work with, but” will go over well.

Otherwise, you’re as dumb as Megan Fox if:
– you tweet or post negative comments on Facebook about your boss or your workplace
– you complain about your boss to co-workers who also know and speak to your boss and foolishly think that it will never get back to him or her
– you trash-talk your boss using your work email
– you trash-talk your boss in social settings like parties with people you just met or barely know
– you trash-talk your boss in an interview with new employers – it’s a disloyalty/stupidity combo that will turn them off immediately

And if you do any of the above, you can be sure that Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whitely (or your life’s version of her) will be there to replace you.

Read more at The Daily Mail and The Huffington Post.

Photo Credits: The Examiner, The Film Stage and Megan Fox Wallpaper.


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