"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), sexism, homophobia, elitism, ableism, 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 UK Limited.[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 & Victor 2015, p. 297.
  2. ^ a b Sarra 2013, p. 279.
  3. ^ a b 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 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.