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Teen Fired over Facebook

Teen Gets Fired From Job Via Facebook

I don't think SavvySugar will take too kindly to this news: we've all heard of your social networking accounts and Twitter TMI possibly getting you in hot water with current and future employers, but what if your boss does the dirty work of firing you on Facebook!? Crazy talk, right? Wrong. This actually happened to a teenager in the UK recently after she lost the ten-pound note she was supplied with (about $15) to buy her and her fellow employees some cookies. (Side note: she worked at a cafe called Cookies in Leigh. Go figure.)

Her manager, after failing to get a hold of her on the phone actually gave her her walking papers on her Facebook page! To see what she said, just


This note was left on the teen's Facebook page:

hiya Chelsea its Elaine from work. Sorry to send u a message like this but bin tryin to ring u but gettin no joy. I had to tell the owner bout u losin that tenner coz obviously the till was down at the end of day. she wasn't very pleased at all and despite me trying to persuade her otherwise she said I have to let u go. I'm really sorry.

I'm a little shocked that a manager at any place of business would consider this a proper termination, not to mention how embarrassing it would be to see that note on your wall! Have you ever witnessed an embarrassing termination, or have been completely humiliated in a similar way while being fired?

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kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 7 years
if it were in america i'd say that's a lawsuit waiting to happen. wow. how unprofessional. and that horrible grammar! eek!
joliz joliz 7 years
I'm with Roaring - that grammar is far more embarrassing. I cringe when people write like that.
cherrypie61 cherrypie61 7 years
Big WTF!
gd101 gd101 7 years
so it was written on the person's wall?!? that's humiliating and unnecessary!
jmichelle jmichelle 7 years
um... if it was absolutely necessary for her to fire her in a way that did not involve face-to-face or even voice-to-voice communication she could have at least left her a voicemail message. That saves the public humiliation. Technology is supposed to be helping us but instead people are using it as a crutch and a way to avoid or minimize interaction.
Yesi-Jukebox Yesi-Jukebox 7 years
Nothing like this has ever happened to me but I think the manager should be much more embarrassed. It still puzzles me how adults can have such poor grammar.
Dingasaurus Dingasaurus 7 years
Yeah, firing someone over Facebook is questionable, but firing someone with such awful grammar is a sign that you shouldn't be in a position of authority.
siarlas siarlas 7 years
I'm sorry, but firing someone over ten pounds?? Is that really necessary? If your really that worried about ten pounds, ask her to pay it back. And I agree with Roaring. Reading that message hurt my head.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
LOL agree with Roaring...and no i've never been fired so i've never really experienced this...i've also (knock on wood) never really good in trouble at work or anything so thankfully i'm not able to contribute a good story!
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
Damn. If I ever got fired by someone who spells like that, I'd kill myself.
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