What things will get you walked out the door at your job? (Literally walked out the door by a security guard so they can’t get to their computer). IME it’s very rare that anyone gets fired, but there are situations wherein people have been walked out the door.
I’ve seen several people walked out the door in my 20-odd years of working. One was for blatant timecard fraud, the other was a blatant security violation (everyone where I work has a security clearance of some sort). If people make mistakes or are just dumb, that’s usually forgiven. Example: someone leaving a Secret document on their desk and going home is bad, but accidental. They get a talking-to and get put on a list. (I think it takes 3 or 4 minor security violations to get fired). We’ve been told that one can be walked out the door in cases of sexual harrassment, but I don’t know of any people who’ve lost their jobs because of it. (The worst was one person who, tragically, had a major crush on a co-worker but never did anything about it, but he was so moon-eyed around her that he got moved to a different project in a different building).
The things I tell new hires is: timecard fraud, security violations and sexual harrassment are the “third rail.”
What happens where you work?