Sad but true, social media has become part of our lives. We are constantly checking our Facebook/Twitter/Instagram account for updates from friends and families. We also use it to post about our daily lives but how much is crossing the line? Is it OK to diss about your boss or workplace? While these platforms allow us to share our thoughts and feeling; there is a invisible boundary and we should not cross. These 9 individuals crossed the boundaries and got fired!
#1 Insensitive jokes about Japan
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, the voice of the Aflac duck, tweeted “Japan is really advanced. They don’t go to the beach. The beach comes to them.” And as Aflac is the biggest Japanese insurance company he was thrown out.
#2 Misunderstood that it was from his personal account
Scott Bartosiewicz a social media strategist for New Media Strategies thought that he was tweeting from his personal account but was actually on the company account for Chrysler tweeted: “I find it ironic that Detroit is known as the #motorcity and yet no one here knows how to f*cking drive.” Bartosiewicz was fired and there was no renewal of Chryslers’ contract with New Media Strategies.
#3 A waitress’s bad tip
A 22-year-old North Carolina waitress Ashley Johnson annoyed two customers on her Facebook account for snubbing her on the tip and had mentioned the name of her workplace, after which she was thrown out.
#4 Flight attendants hated the airline carrier
13 Virgin Airlines crew members were thrown out after they discussed in public on Facebook about the number of times that airspace engines were replaced and cockroaches infested the cabins.
#5 This Pic cost her job
Ashley Payne was forced to resign her teaching job after she posted this picture to Facebook.
#6 Taco Hell
This Taco Bell employee posted his photos on twitter urinating on an order of Nachos Bell Grande.
#7 Screw Obama.
Former Marine Sgt. Gary Stein posted on Facebook “Screw Obama. I will not follow all orders from him.” He was later discharged.
#8 A daycare don’t
Kaitlyn Walls posted a series of posts on Facebook about her disdain in working with children in a childcare centre and was immediately thrown out.
#9 Bad Teacher?
Being naked, and documenting it on social media is not, in fact, a criminal act, but in case you are a teacher, then such things are against the ethics of the job. Teacher Carly McKinney was fired from her job after she tweeted about being “naked, wet and stoned”.