Poll: NC waitress fired for ranting about customers on FB

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina waitress is out of a job after griping on her Facebook  page about the $5 tip she got from a couple who sat at their table for three hours. The waitress says the customers kept her at work an hour after she was supposed to clock out.

The Charlotte Observer reported Monday that 22-year-old Ashley Johnson felt slighted after waiting on the couple at Brixx Pizza.

So she blasted the couple on Facebook, calling them cheap and mentioning the restaurant by name.

Brixx officials told Johnson a couple of days later that she was being fired because she violated a company policy banning workers from speaking disparagingly about customers and casting the restaurant in a bad light on a social network.

Johnson says she has apologized to Brixx and is looking for a new job.

Via the Chicago Tribune.

Do you think it’s fair to fire the waitress for posting a rant about the customers? I think the restaurant went a bit too far, and would like to know how they found out about it, it’s been happening too often that work places dig into their employees’ Facebook accounts to find out what they are doing or saying.

Please answer the poll and let me know what you think about this case.
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