FACEBOOK POSTS THAT GOT PEOPLE CANNED
Woman Caught Surfing Facebook While 'Home Sick' From Work
A bank worker called in sick from work. She said "she could not work in front of a computer as she needed to lie in the dark." When her bosses saw her surfing Facebook from home, she was terminated. The bank said the incident "had destroyed its trust in the employee."
NFL Cheerleader Fired Over Pictures
Caitlin Davis, an 18-year-old cheerleader with the New England Patriots, was fired over photos she posted to Facebook. The pictures showed Davis and an unidentified friend leaning over a passed-out boy whose entire face and body was covered in distasteful graffiti, like 'I'm a Jew' and swastikas.
Juror Dismissed After Facebook Slip
A juror in the UK was dismissed after she disclosed sensitive case information on her Facebook profile. She wrote, "I don't know which way to go, so I'm holding a poll," asking her Facebook friends to weigh in on the case.
Waitress Fired For Complaining About Customers
A former waitress at a pizza restaurant got irritated after she had to stay past her shift to wait on a table of two. When the table finally cleared out, they left a bad tip. She called the customers "cheap" on her Facebook page.
Georgia Teacher Fired For 'Inappropriate' Photos And Comments
A Georgia high school teacher claims she was forced to resign after her principal "questioned her about about her Facebook page, which included photos of her holding wine and beer and an expletive."
Pirates Pierogi Mascot Fired For Dissing Team Managers
A Pittsburgh Pirate pierogi mascott was fired after he took to Facebook and voiced his opinion about the team's management. The message was aimed at team president Frank Coonelly, general manager Neal Huntington and manager John Russell and read: "Coonelly extended the contracts of Russell and Huntington through the 2011 season. That means a 19-straight losing streak. Way to go Pirates."
Woman Blasts Her Boss
A woman's (alleged) Facebook post reportedly caught the attention of her boss, who offered a prompt reply--along with a pink slip.