I got sacked
I have been demoted.
Are you in the middle of something?
Today is terrible, it's been one thing after another.
A: How was your day?
B: Let's start with you. How was yours?
A: It's really busy. I had to work straight through my lunch break.
B: Did you get to leave early then?
A: My boss told me that I could either go home early or take a long lunch break another day, so I decided to wait and take a long lunch break another time.
B: It was nice of your boss to give you an option. My boss would never do that.
A: Let's get back to you, how was your day?
B: It was horrible, it was just one thing after another.
A: You look pretty upset. Are you okay?
B: I'm fine, but I have bad news.
A: What's that?
B: I got sacked today.
A: You're kidding. How did that happen?
B: Well, I was late to work today. It was the third time I was late this week.
A: How late were you?
B: Only about five minutes.
A: You got fired for being a few minutes late?
B: My boss is really picky about that. He never arrives late, usually works overtime, and always gets his work done on time.