Fit in or fuck off

"Fit in or fuck off" ("FIFO")[1] is a controversial phrase [2][3] reminding people to conform to the prevailing organizational[4] or societal norms or get fired/removed.[5] It is used as a justification for racism, nationalism (e.g., jingoism), ethnic, nativist, immigrant restriction and xenophobic reaction, regulation and action.[2][6]


BBC television news was accused of a FIFO mentality,[7] as was Sky.[8]

Corporate implementation of a FIFO policy in one particular firm in the history of corporations was said to be coincidental, if not causally-related, to a toxic tit-for-tat relationship with a union.[3]

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  1. Dalzell 2015, p. 297.
  2. Sarra 2013, p. 279.
  3. Barrett, Tom (August 8, 2005). The Video that Outrages Telus Employees. The Tyee. Retrieved October 14, 2017. Lewd 'team building' party, caught on tape, further soured relations inside phone firm.
  4. Ash 2016, p. 62.
  5. Saunders, Skye; Easteal, Patricia Lynn (2012). "'Fit in or F#$@ Off!': The (Non) Reporting of Sexual Harassment in Rural Workplaces'". International Journal of Rural Law and Policy. 2: 1–17. doi:10.5130/ijrlp.i2.2012.3127. ISSN 1839-745X.(subscription required)
  6. Ward, Trevor (March 26, 2013). "An Englishman in Scotland The English and the Scots have always had a bit of a turbulent relationship but Sabotage Times discovers that what was once refered [sic] to as "friendly banter" has now boiled over into full blown racism". Sabotage Times. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  7. Buerk 2005, p. 96.
  8. Bivens 2014, p. 143.


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