It’s a pretty easy concept that a surprising amount
of people just can’t seem to remember. While some of us can later laugh about
our embarrassing social media missteps, like in this hilarious segment from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, a lot of people learn to be careful about what they post
online the hard way.
If you have a Facebook page, chances are you’ve
posted, commented, liked, or shared something that you later wanted to take
back. We’ve all been there. But if the wrong person sees something they don’t
like on your Facebook, like what happened in this job interview prank,
sometimes there is a price to pay.
Kaitlyn Walls, a 27-year-old single mother from The
Colony, TX, is making headlines around the country after she was fired from a
job before she even started. The reason? One careless mistake on Facebook that
has everyone torn. After securing a much-needed job at a local daycare center,
Walls posted on her Facebook page “I start my new job today, but I absolutely
hate working at day care. Lol, it’s all good, I just really hate being around a
lot of kids.”
Although the single mother of a young girl said she
wasn’t trying to offend anyone and didn’t mean what she posted, she was
overwhelmed by the hateful comments that came her way. However, the insults
were the least of her troubles, as her new employers caught wind of the post
and took back their job offer. Walls said she regretted the post and later
wrote on Facebook, “Oh man I made a big mistake. I’m so sad. I feel like a
failure here looking at my daughter crying because I’m afraid that I’m not
going to be able to find a job because of my own stupidity.”
What do you think? Did Walls deserve to get fired for
her mistake, or does she deserve a second chance?
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