Waitress Forgets She’s Facebook Friends With Customer; Gets Fired Because Of Post [Video]
Be careful what you post on these social networks, ESPECIALLY regarding work…Kristen Kelly, a 22-year-old waitress and mother from Texas Roadhouse in Findlay, Ohio, was promptly fired after she was compelled to post an update about a bad-tipping customer, who was also a Facebook friend she had forgotten about. Yet, whether the post was a bad enough to lose her job over could be left up into interpretation. According to Kelly, after she endured a night of shitty tips, which included this Facebook friend from high school, she posted: “If you come into a restaurant and spend $50 or more, you should be able to tip appropriately for that.”
The former classmate saw the post and took a screenshot of it, then showed it to managers at Texas Roadhouse, and asked for her to be fired. “They told me that I knew what I was doing when I posted that, and they would have to let me go,” Kelly said. “They were really upset.”
The restaurant says that Kelly said a little bit more than that, went against company policy, and added a derogatory name to the post, all which led to their decision of letting her go.