1) "Bitter Barista" snarks about boss on coffee blog
- Matt Watson’s infamous coffee blog chronicled all the annoying facets of being a barista. It was gaining a lot of popularity until Watson was outed by coffee gossip blog sprudge.com. Watson’s former boss told The Seattle Times that he was fired because he was writing about his place of employment during work hours. Watson is still at it, so a word to the wise: "If you remind me four times that you've ordered decaf guess what you won't be getting..."
2) Bus driver posts on Facebook about hungry student
3) Denver math teacher tweets about her hot students and how she likes to smoke weed
- The headline says it all for this one. Basically, Carly "@CarlyCrunkBear" McKinney, a tenth-grade math teacher, had a very controversial Twitter account that the school she worked for discovered. Her employers were not happy and placed her on administrative leave. Her students thought her racy photos and tweets about marijuana and club music were pretty cool, though, and protested online to get her back. She was fired in the end.
4) California Pizza Kitchen server complains about his uniform
- Former California Pizza Kitchen server and social media butterfly “Timothy DeLaGhetto” aka @Traphik claimed he was fired for tweeting about how he didn't like the company's new uniforms. As he explained in his infamous YouTube video, black button-ups make his small frame look "tinier than it is." Or, as he told his employer in a since-deleted tweet to its corporate Twitter account, "black button ups are the lamest s--t ever!!!"
5) Australian miners take on the 'Harlem Shake'
Earlier this year it seemed like everyone and their grandmothers were doing a version of "The Harlem Shake" dance craze. But when a video surfaced of miners in Australia convulsing and shaking around to Brauer's hit song, their employers apparently weren't pleased. They reportedly lost their jobs.
6) Female programmer publicly shames tech conference attendees for making sexist jokes
- When two male attendees at software developer conference PyCon made a joke about "big dongles" and "forking," a play on tech terminology, tech developer Adria Richards was none too pleased. She tweeted this picture, reigniting intense debate over sexism in programming and start-ups. The backlash was extreme. One of the men was fired. Richards received death threats and hackers exposed her private information before she was fired for "publicly shaming the offenders," SendGrid CEO Jim Franklin said in a blog post.
7) Gilbert Gottfried pokes fun at Japanese tsunami victims
The comedian with an annoying voice was enjoying a career revival as the voice of the Aflac duck when he tweeted a few insensitive jokes about the 2011 tsunami in Japan. You be the judge:
"I was talking to my Japanese real estate agent. I said 'is there a school in this area.' She said 'not now, but just wait.'"
Less than an hour after the jokes were posted on Gottfried's Twitter account the insurance giant announced that he had been fired.
8) UK Politician tweets about elderly "coffin dodgers," jokes about slavery
- Stuart MacLennan was fired from a position in The Labor Party in Scotland after he posted a slew of offensive tweets. Among his multi-tweet tirade, MacLennan referred to the elderly as "coffin dodgers," made jokes about slavery, and referred to the people around him at a restaurant as "chavs," a pejorative term for working-class youth.
9) Former MLB player congratulates "all the dirty mexicans" on Twitter