Twitter is a place to let your followers know what you’re up to at the exact moment. Be careful. These nine people used Twitter and with a simple tweet they lost their job along with their reputation.
She Is Going Nowhere
Justine Sacco lost her job at InterActive Corp. after she tweeted, "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just Kidding. I'm White!" She didn’t get AIDS on her trip to Cape Town. She got a rude awakening.
My Costume Is The Bomb
Alison Ann Lynch lost her job after posting an ill-fitted costume on Twitter. She went to work dressed as a Boston Marathon bombing victim. She “lynch”-ed her job and ironically it blew up in her face.
Too Hot To Handle
Matt Bowman, a fireman from Toronto, Canada was fired after posting tweets about women. One tweet read: “Reject a woman and she will never let it go. One of the many defects of their kind. Also weak arms.” His defect seemed to be his hose.
That Uniform Is Not My Style
Tim Chantarangsu was upset with the new uniforms at California Pizza Kitchen. Tim tweeted, "@calpizzakitchen black button ups are the lamest **** ever!!!" Him being unemployed seems lame.
Be Careful What You Tweet About
Sportscaster Damian Goddard lost his job after he tweeted an anti-gay sentiment. His tweet: “I completely and wholeheartedly support Todd Reynolds and his support for the traditional and true meaning of marriage.” His employers casted him out.
Today The Nachos Are Soggy
Cameron Jankowski posted on twitter a picture of him pissing on nachos asking followers to guess where he works. His unfortunate post was seen by his employers at Taco Bell who then fired him.
You Are Beneath Me
Jon-Barrett Ingels tweeted about actress Jane Adams, from Hung, not being able to pay her restaurant bill. The restaurant fired Jon-Barrett because of his one tweet. He should’ve not hung around the issue for so long.
Not Laughing Anymore
Gilbert Gottfried, comedian, was fired from Aflac ,the insurance company. After the Japan Tsunami, he tweeted: “Japan is really advanced. They don't go to the beach. The beach comes to them." Like his name and the ducks in Japan, he “Gott-fried.”
She Taught Herself A Bad Lesson
Carly McKinney posted on Twitter, “Naked. Wet. Stoned.” She was a 10th grade teacher. Even with all her students begging for her to get her job back, the idea went up in smoke. No more green for her.