Tuesday, June 18, 2013

People Fired over Facebook – When Facebook gets you Fired (10 Pics)

Seven Canadian workers were promptly fired after they created a Facebook group called "I got Farm Boy'd" by their employer Farm Boy.

After creating a Facebook page where she included photos of herself holding wine and beer and an expletive, a Georgia High school teacher named Ashley Payne claims she was forced to resign.


A Philadelphia Eagles NFL team employee was fired from his job for calling the team 'retarded' on his Facebook account. Dan Leone, a game-day employee at the team’s stadium said in a statement to the Philadelphia Inquirer that he ended up losing his job over comments he made on Facebook which the Eagles team found offensive.

A Bronx school teacher named Chad Reynolds became the latest teacher to get fired over Facebook. Reynolds, a former Fordham HS for the Arts teacher got into trouble with the school board and parents when he "friended" at least six female students. He then went on to comment on their photos with comments such as "This is sexy" several times.

Brixx restaurant ended up dismissing one of its employees over comments she made on Facebook about some customers being "cheap" among other things.

The NFL fired an 18 year old cheerleader named Caitlin Davis who worked for the New England Patriots over photos she posted on her Facebook wall. There were a couple of swastikas as well as the word "Penis" together with phallic symbols of "I'm a Jew" among many other things which were drawn over the passed out and unconscious boy.

Swiss woman employed at Nationale Suisse did not go to work because she called in sick. She said she would be "Unable to work in front of a computer and needed to be able to lie in the dark" However, the employer found out that on that day she was actually logged on to Facebook and responded by firing her.  Nationale Suisse responded by saying that due to the incident they could no longer employ the woman as it the occurrence "had destroyed its trust in the employee."

The Airline Company Virgin Atlantic ended up taking disciplinary action against 13 of its employee's who took part in a Facebook discussion group that not only "criticized (Virgin Atlantic) safety standards" but also "insulted its passengers" as well.

Feb. 26, 2009: A U.K. teenager was fired for calling her job "boring." According to The Daily Mail, Kimberley Swann posted comments such as, "First day at work. Omg (oh my god)!! So dull!!" and "All I do is shred holepunch and scan paper!!!" [sic]. Swann was canned after her boss discovered the comments.

April 28, 2009: A Minnesota nursing home employee was fired after rumors spread that she had posted photos of herself with nude patients on her Facebook page. Though no nude pictures were found, the employee did have pictures of herself with clothed patients, which violated the home's privacy policy and led to her termination.
.Feb. 11, 2010: South Carolina firefighter and paramedic Jason Brown was fired for creating a three-minute-long animated video and posting it on Facebook. The video, which showed a cartoon doctor and paramedic responding to an emergency in a hospital, was meant to be a spoof, Brown said. However, his department didn't find the video funny, calling it "an embarrassment," and Brown was fired.

March 3, 2010: Gloria Gadsden, a professor at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, was fired after updating her Facebook status with things such as, "Does anyone know where I can find a very discrete hitman? Yes, it's been that kind of day." [sic] The school said it was being overcautious because of the Feb. 12 shootings at the University of Alabama, in which professor Amy Bishop was charged with killing three fellow professors.

 May 24, 2010: The city of West Allis, Wis. fired a veteran police dispatcher of 21 years over a status update. Dana Kuchler was terminated after posting that she was "addicted to vicodin, adderall, quality marijuana, MD 20/20 grape and absinthe," on her Facebook page. Despite saying the post was a joke, Kuchler was terminated by the city. Her union then filed an appeal, claiming the punishment was too harsh for the crime. The arbitrator agreed, instead sentencing Kuchler to a 30-day suspension without pay. The city is currently in the process of appealing the new decision in an attempt to have Kuchler's termination reinstated.

A Pittsburgh Pirates' mascot was fired earlier this summer, after posting a comment about the team's choice to extend the contracts of two of its managers </jobs/keyword/manager/>. Andrew Kurtz, 24, was fired within hours of posting the comment "Coonelly extended the contracts of Russell and Huntington through the 2011 season. That means a 19-straight losing streak. Way to go Pirates," to his Facebook page.
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