People Who Were Fired For Using Facebook


With the prevalence of social media, it's getting harder and harder to separate our personal and professional lives.
It's to the point that we need to assume that almost everything we share online, even privately, will be public.
Here are people who lost their jobs for using Facebook -- you might side with the business or the employee, but the lesson is the same: think twice about what you share online.

22-year-old North Carolina waitress Ashley Johnson blasted two customers over Facebook for stiffing her on the tip and keeping her late. She also took the time to mention her workplace by name.
She was fired for breaking a rule about disparaging customers.

Nathalie Blanchard had been living off of disability insurance for depression since 2008. But when Manulife, the Canadian insurance company making the payments, got into her Facebook page, they saw her "relaxing at the beach, hanging out at a Chippendale's-style club, and generally having a lot of fun."
She immediately lost her insurance benefits.

Ashley Payne was forced to resign from her teaching job after posting this picture to Facebook. She is currently fighting to get her job back

Bronx high school teacher Chadwin Reynolds got fired for being creepy to his students on Facebook. He posted "This is sexy" under pictures they shared. Fired.

Buckingham Palace Guardsman Cameron Reilly isn't Kate Middleton's biggest fan. He posted:
“Hur and william drove past me on Friday n all a got was a shitty wave while she looked the opposite way from me, stupid stuck up cow am I not good enough for them! posh ***** am totally with u on this 1 who reely gives a f about hur,”
Can you guess what happened after that?

A Charlotte, NC, teacher was recommended for firing by the superintendent after making some remarks that the superintendent perceived as racially insensitive. The teacher listed "teaching chitlins in the ghetto of Charlotte" in her "Interests" section and "I am teaching in the most ghetto school in Charlotte" in her "About Me" section

13 Virgin Airlines crew members were fired after publicly discussing aspects of their job on Facebook -- they shared the number of times that certain airplace engines had been replaced and that the cabins were infested with cockroaches.
They also took the time to insult the passengers who ultimately pay their salaries.

Great Western Hospital staff in Swindon, Wiltshire, England were suspended for participating in "The Lying Down on the Job Game," where people photograph themselves lying face-down at work. The staff were lying on the hospital's floors, resuscitation tables, and even the helipad

A woman called out of work at National Suisse in Switzerland complaining of migraines and saying she needed to work in a darkened room at home. She stayed home, and when her Facebook activity started showing up, she was promptly fired.

Caitlin Davis was fired from her job cheerleading for the New England Patriots when a photo of her surfaced on Facebook. She appears next to a passed-out partygoer who's been covered in phallic symbols, swastikas, and the phrase "I'm a Jew."
She also has a Sharpie in her hand.

A British woman serving jury duty posted details of the case she was serving on. The she wrote, "I don't know which way to go, so I'm holding a poll."
An anonymous tip resulted in the woman being immediately dismissed from the jury.