A friend of mine was working for an estate agency in London (not sure which one, but the workplace isn't really relevant). The boss lady never really took to him (his words). He tried to push his commitment up a notch; getting some clients in and trying to make an effort. Two days later, he gets a text basically telling him that he was sacked. Reason? He'd opened some mail. It was addressed to the company, not to her. Tried to call his boss - nothing. She only replies when he asks to collect his personal items. Now he was in his probational period but still - by TEXT? Seems very unprofessional and cowardly. I'm aware that you can be let go for pretty much no reason during probation but - of all the friends of mine who have been let go like that, they at least got a phone call. I'm just really upset for him. I don't know the full story but I'm just aghast at the cheek of it!