With how widespread the media and internet are these days, anything you post online could be seen by people…people like your boss, your co-workers or even your family. Is it really worth losing your job? Don’t be dumb! Think before you post! Here are 15 stupid people who lost their jobs because of social media.
1. Don’t be overly political
The Editor over at Essence…who is white, was fired for posting his personal political views on Facebook. Smart move, buddy.
2. Racist bartender
When her boss saw these posts, she was removed on the spot. Better luck next time, honey! Maybe try keeping your big judgmental mouth shut.
3. Apple employee
So, if you work for Apple, you probably shouldn’t be bashing them online…just a thought. And yes, he was caught and fired.
4. NFL ref gets canned
A replacement ref was fired when it was revealed he was a Saints fan and was going to ref one of their games. He posted the photos on Facebook. You’d think someone whose job is to ref games would think before speaking…but…nope.
5. Banker Reveals Boss’ Salary
Stephanie Bon, a banker now without a job, posted her wealthy boss’ salary online.
6. Teacher who talks too much
Christine Rubio – After one of her students drowned, she said she wanted to drown some more. Yeah, not a very nice thing to say at all…
7. Eagles employee
An Eagles employee was fired after dissing the entire team on Facebook. Dan Leone (former employee) said this: “Dan is [expletive] devastated about Dawkins signing with Denver. . .Dam Eagles R Retarted!!” Apparently his English skills are really great too.
8. Oregon Football
Oregon football player, Jamer Holland, was kicked off the team for saying he only wanted to be friends with white people in the future…
9. Woman Gets Fired ON FACEBOOK
Whoops is an understatement. This was probably the fastest and easiest firing this boss has ever had to do.
10. Don’t blast the CEO
A temp worker, who was denied a raise called her CEO a “tool,” on Facebook. She no longer has a job.
11. Pervy high school teacher
This guy is a high school teacher…who makes lewd jokes on Facebook. Gross.
12. Dirty cheerleaders
This Patriots Cheerleader, Caitlin Davis, got fired for posting inappropriate pics of things drawn on a passed out guy’s face.
13. Teacher had too much fun
This teacher got fired for drinking. On vacation. Yes, really.
14. Still trashed
This guy who just wanted a day to himself after getting a bad hangover. Shouldn’t post things online–hello!
15. Don’t joke about serious matters– you might make some people really angry.
Justine Sacco- This tweet definitely got this media relations manager canned. While she was in the air over the continent whose health crisis she had mocked, news of her tweet spread around the Internet.