The social media post that got a woman fired before she even started her daycare job
Another day, another reminder to be careful about what you post on social media.
A single mom in Texas lost her job in a daycare before she even started after posting about her lack of enthusiasm for the post on Facebook.
Local CBS news reports that Kaitlyn Walls, 27, and the mother of a little girl, posted, “I start my new job today, but I absolutely hate working at day care.”
As is to be expected, people jumped on the post and started tearing her to shreds.
“I had all these girls attacking me because I don’t want to be around a lot of kids all the time,” Walls is quoted as saying. “I actually cried. It really hurt because I wasn’t trying to offend anybody.”
The daycare managers were alerted to the post and told Walls not to bother showing up. She’s now regretting not thinking before sharing her thoughts with the internet.
“I really needed it really bad,” she said. “I’m a single mom, trying to get out on my own.”
No doubt, as CBS says, she was just “venting,” but this is particularly sensitive because it’s a daycare. You can’t have a staff member looking after people’s kids and publicly saying they hate doing so. If it were my daycare I would not want her working there.
“It really was a big mistake,” she said. “I don’t hate children. I have my own…I love her.”
On the other hand, I can sympathize. We’ve all done stupid things. I hope Walls finds work. She does say she’s learned her lesson.
“I’m not going to post anything like it ever. No matter how I feel.”
This isn’t the first time this has happened. In February we wrote about a woman who got fired for tweeting about her f%&$ a#$ job before she even started. That one didn’t appear to have learned anything from the experience.
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