You can lose your job over thoughtless social media posts. This is, we hope, common knowledge in 2015. But special recognition is in order for Cella, a Texan teenager who managed to lose her pizzeria job the day before she was scheduled to start working.
She did so with gusto, tweeting, “Ew I start this fuck ass job tomorrow,” followed by seven thumbs-down emoji.
It seems Cella had become pre-disillusioned with her soon-to-be position at Jet’s Pizza, which would have entailed “working register, taking phone orders, making subs/salads.”
This is according to her almost-employer, franchise owner Robert Waple—who fired her for the tweet above.
Waple, whose tweets are now protected, had evidently been alerted to Cella’s carping by another employee. Before this incident, he had barely used Twitter. Sensing blood, the trolls—including other people who had allegedly worked for Jet’s Pizza—attacked in droves.
@Cellla_ call HR. You can sue. They had no grounds to fire you. You didn't mention a company name. And who the fuck really wants2work anyway— Brad (@MuffyVnderPlump) February 9, 2015
@Robertwaple @Cellla_ You are just an unprofessional and childish as the girl you fired. Firing someone over Twitter? Seriously?— Lasagna Del Rey (@JennMint) February 9, 2015
@Robertwaple @Cellla_ EXTREMELY unprofessional coming from a business owner. I bet you run a shitty business.— Lasagna Del Rey (@JennMint) February 9, 2015
Some, however, took Waple’s side, standing against the scourge of teen malcontentment.
.@Robertwaple is the GOAT boss. I need the name of his pizzeria asap so I can try it on GP.— Crime Rhyme Houdini (@JustBlaze) February 8, 2015
I would eat pizza from where ever @Robertwaple manages. Don't care if it tastes like cardboard with blood & butter instead of sauce & cheese— Wil. (@culturevi) February 8, 2015
Cella took the dismissal, as well as the viral fame that followed, in reasonably good cheer.
And anyway, it looked as if she had bigger fish to fry. (Bigger pizzas to put in the oven?)
We hear it can be difficult to get hired with a criminal record, so, uh, good luck, kid. If all else fails, you can always tour the country as a demotivational speaker.
Oh yeah, and happy National Pizza Day.