- Jul 2011
Much more: Metro Detroit man says he lost his job for sharing a meme(WXYZ) — We’ve heard stories about people getting fired for inappropriate posts on social media. But is that what happened to an employee of a stone company in Detroit?
Cody Hidalgo says he lost his job after sharing a meme on Facebook, speaking exclusively to 7 Action News reporter Syma Chowdhry.
The meme was a photo of Elmo on a potty with the words, “Boss makes a dollar, I make a dime. That’s why I poop on company time.”
“I found the meme on one of my friend’s pages and I shared it,” Hidalgo said.
The 23-year-old posted the meme on Facebook Sunday, Oct. 20.
“I share things that are funny all the time,” Hidalgo said.
A couple hours later, he got a profanity-laced message from his manager at Roman Stone Works.
Exchange with his manager
Personally, I wouldn't fire an employee over such shit. Or have a flame match with them on social media lol
But, I am not an insecure asshole, I suppose...
Plus, I am generally well liked by those who work under me, as far as I know, precisely because I tend to treat people well in general
OTOH, we do basically have mainly HIS (employee's) side of the story here.
What I see in the exchange "I don't like to play your bullshit games", maybe it is not their first spat, maybe there is some prior history there too...