When will folks learn to choose their words wisely before posting to Facebook.
If you needed a reminder about watching what you post on social media, here’s yet another cautionary tale. According to reports this week, a woman in Texas was fired from a daycare center because of an all-too-candid Facebook post.
“I start my new job today,” Kaitlyn Walls, a 27-year-old single mom, wrote on Facebook last week about a new gig working at a child care center, per Jezebel. “But I absolutely hate working at day care […] Lol, it’s all good, I just really hate being around a lot of kids.”
Walls’ Facebook posts were public at the time (she has since changed her privacy settings), and her comments soon attracted criticism on her page. Jezebel writes that the drama intensified when her post was shared in a Facebook yard sale group that has thousands of followers.
Netizens reportedly started hurling insults at the woman, with one commenter calling her a “dumb bitch” and another saying she had the “Bubonic plague.”
“I had all these girls attacking me because I don’t want to be around a lot of kids all the time,” Walls told CBS DFW. “I actually cried. It really hurt me because I wasn’t trying to offend anybody ever.”
Walls says her employers at the daycare soon heard about the Facebook post, and informed her that she needn’t come into work.
“It really was a big mistake,” Walls told CBS of her comment. “I don’t hate children … I have my own, she’s beautiful and I love her. I was just venting.”
As the Washington Post notes, this isn’t the first time that someone has been fired over an unwise social media post.
In February, a Texas woman complained on Twitter that she was starting “this fuck ass job tomorrow.”
The next day, her boss tweeted back: “No… you don’t start the FA job today! I just fired you!”
From Viral Viral Videos:
Matthew Weathers is famous online for his hilarious April Fools pranks he puts on for his class each year. He has millions of views for his hilarious projections shows and this year was no different. This time, he has a fight with the video version of himself on the class projection board. Well done good sir! He should be selling tickets to his class!
From Yahoo by Jo Piazza
Which winter warrior among us doesn’t fantasize about ditching it all and making a living on the side of a mountain as a ski instructor? Well, we’re here to tell you that it isn’t as glamorous as you think. Sure, you get free lift tickets and free rein on the mountain. But you also have to deal with whiny kids and lecherous adults.
That’s why we chatted with Sven (not his real name), an Australian transplant to the United States who has been a ski instructor at three different resorts in Colorado and Canada over the past five years. Sven has seen it all … seriously. Here’s what he had to say.
Your kids are never as cute or as sweet as you think they are. (Photo: Adie Bush/cultura/Corbis)
1. I hate your kids. I know you think your little darlings are adorable just for learning to ski down the mountain. You clap and cheer their little snowplows, but you have no idea how much work goes into getting them to that level. Little do you know that the second you drop them off to zip down the slopes, they turn into tiny terrors. It can take at least a half hour just to get them to stop screaming for their mommy and daddy. It can take another hour just to get them all up the bunny slope. Then it’s all wiping snot and searching for missing mittens. I promise that being an instructor at the Kids Club is the best birth control method out there.
Fact: Chicks dig ski instructors. (Photo: Masterfile/Radius/Corbis)
2. I’ve slept with your wife. Or sometimes your girlfriend. Everybody loves a ski instructor. It doesn’t take much to meet up après ski for a little fun. It also helps with the tips.
Underneath our ski goggles, there might be a pair of very bloodshot eyes. (Photo: Lauren Light/Stocksy)
3. We’re high. Yup. The guy operating your chairlift most likely smoked a bowl with breakfast.
Sorry, pal, they aren’t actually going to “loosen up” in an hour. (Photo: Getty Images)
4. We give you the wrong size of boots on purpose. Don’t be a jerk to the ski shop dudes. We know your type and can see you a mile away. I’m talking about the rich dads who cut the lines and demand service for themselves and their posse of whiny brats right away. Just as waiters will spit in your food, we will give you the wrong size of boots … just half a size. Tell us they’re too tight and we promise they loosen up on the mountain. That’s a lie. Your feet will be killing you halfway down your first run. That’s what you get for calling me “Sport.”
Fact: Even ski instructors have been known to fall face-first into the snow on occasion. (Photo: Getty Images)
5. We’re not necessarily amazing skiers. We just look the part. Sure, we all pretend that we’re former members of our college ski teams and act as if we’re Olympians, but really we’re a crew of expats who can make our way down a mountain and need a job that will give us a place to sleep and some beer money. Most of us love to ski, and don’t get me wrong, we’re good, but should I be getting $100 an hour to teach you and your kids how to ski. Hell, no!
From Daily Mail:
Parents in a Pennsylvania school district are turning 50 shades of red over word search puzzles given to their middle school students based on an erotic novel and movie.
At least five students at Monessen Middle School were given puzzles based on 'Fifty Shades of Grey', the graphic bondage book by E.L. James that was recently adapted to a film.
The puzzles contained terms including 'spanking,' 'submissive,' 'leather cuffs' and 'bondage'.
Officials in the Monessen School District say they can't say who passed out the puzzles or how many students received one because they just learned about it Monday.
Parents complained about it at Tuesday night's school board meeting.
'We just learned of this issue yesterday,' said school board solicitor John Toohey.
'An investigation will occur.'
Superintendent Leanne Spazak also said the incident was under investigation.
Parent James Carter says he tried to question the school's principal and dean of students about the puzzle his son received, but they refused when he insisted on recording their conversation.
'I asked my son who passed it out, and he said the teacher passed it out,' Carter told Pittsburgh's Action News 4.
'I don't think this is what they should be doing in the 8th grade level.'
From Viral Viral Videos:
As most people know, the majority of the American northeast is being slammed by the season’s first blizzard. Like nearly ever other school, Rhode Island Quaker school Moses Brown School is closed today and perhaps tomorrow. But instead of just sending out a boring email or phone call to parents to inform them of the school closing, Moses Brown made this hilarious Frozen parody song that has instantly gone viral.