The Teen Who Got Fired Before Her First Day Of Work Proves Kids Don’t Know The Internet Is Public
Whining on Twitter managed to get a Texas teenager fired from a job she had not even started yet, and it just goes to show that as parents we have got to teach our kids that the Internet is not a diary or a private chat between friends.
According to Fox News, a teenager going by @Cellla_ on Twitter was reportedly starting a job at a place called Jet’s Pizza in Mansfield, Texas. She must not have been too jazzed about the idea, because Friday night she tweeted to her friends about how annoyed she was about it.
â€œEw I start this f*** a** job tomorrow,â€ she wrote, with seven thumbs-down emojis appended to get the point across.
Anyone who has ever worked a job probably understands the sentiment, but it’s not a good idea to air those types of feelings in front of one’s employer, which is basically what a person does when a person gripes about work in a public forum like Twitter. In fact, another Jet’s employee saw Cella’s post and tattled on her to the restaurant’s owner, who was really not amused. Jet’s Pizza franchisee Robert Waple reportedly dusted off a Twitter account he had not used since 2009 to tell Cella that she needn’t bother turning up for that first day she was so bummed about.
“No you don’t start that FA job today!Â I just fired you!Â Good luck with your no money, no job life!â€ he wrote.
Now, I would have been on Waple’s side if he had ended that tweet at “I just fired you!” The part about the “no money, no job life” is immature, petty, mean, and weird. It is unbecoming a grown man and business owner, and the moment he wrote those words I became Team Cella. And apparently, so did the rest of the Internet.
“I got fired over Twitter!” Cella wrote, apparently pleased enough about the novelty of the experience that she was not too broken up about the loss of her part-time pizza job.
The incident started going viral, and Cella has been enjoying her Internet fame. Her Twitter account now has more than 4,000 followers, and her timeline is mostly people telling her where she is famous now. Waple allegedly could not take the attention and deleted Â all his tweets.
While everything seems to have turned out OK for Cella so far, this will hopefully teach her a lesson all teenagers need to know: The Internet is public. Never say anything on Twitter that you wouldn’t say to your boss, because your boss could find out and be a real baby about it.