It’s possible to lose a job before you even work your first shift. That’s because when you get hired somewhere, your new coworkers often connect with you on social media networks. That’s what makes what Cella did the night before her first day of work at Jet’s Pizza a particularly unfortunate move.

She tweeted: “Ew, I start this f%&$ a#$ job tomorrow.”

Twitter is public. Her at one time future employer, now former boss, tweeted back: “No you don’t start that FA job today! I just fired you! Good luck with your no money, no job life!”


We know that employers screen candidates on social media. Of course there are lists of things they like to see in candidates’ profiles and activities and posts that will discourage them from hiring someone. Amongst the biggest turnoffs has to be swearing about the very opportunity that you have just been given.

As Cella found out.

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