A temporary warehouse worker at a company that manufactures stress balls among other novelty items exploded with rage after being told by his manager that he was being let go.

Darren Baldwin pleaded guilty to affray and assault in a Blackpool court this week after being arrested for punching his former boss in the face and pulling out two knives on coworkers who sought to calm him down.

According to the prosecutor, Baldwin brandished the knives in the direction of his colleagues and shouted "I will cut you up."

Baldwin was reportedly hired to pack boxes with stress balls, and the knives were part of his employee toolkit.

He was granted bail and released on condition that he stay away from the trading estate where the SPS warehouse is located.

[H/T: Arbroath, photo via Shutterstock]