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Fired Over Facebook

People who were fired over information they posted on Facebook

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    An employee of Nationale Suisse called out sick from work, claiming that "she could not work in front of a computer as she needed to lie in the dark." When she was discovered to be surfing Facebook from home, she was terminated.
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    Ashley Johnson, a former waitress at Brixx, a pizza restaurant, claims she was fired from her job for complaining about customers on her Facebook account.
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    Dan Leone, a game-day employee at the Philadelphia Eagles stadium, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he was fired for criticizing the team via Facebook. After the Eagles' beloved safety Brian Dawkins signed to the Denver Broncos, Leone posted the following status update: "Dan is [expletive] devastated about Dawkins signing with Denver. . .The Eagles R Retarted!!"
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    Farm Boy, a Canadian grocery store chain fired seven employees for creating a Facebook group ("I got Farm Boy'd") that mocked customers and included "verbal attacks against customers and staff."
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    Virgin Atlantic took disciplinary action against 13 crew members who participated in a Facebook discussion that "criticised [Virgin's] safety standards and insulted passengers,"
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    A Georgia high school teacher claims she was forced to resign after her principal "questioned her about about her Facebook page, which included photos of her holding wine and beer and an expletive,"
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    Andrew Kurtz, a Pittsburgh Pirate pierogi mascott, was fired after he took to Facebook and voiced his opinion about the team's management.
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    One woman's (alleged) Facebook post reportedly caught the attention of her boss, who offered a prompt reply--along with a pink slip.
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    Colleton County paramedic and firefighter Jason Brown was dismissed from his job after posting a video that shows an exchange between two cartoon characters at a hospital.
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    Oregon wide receiver Jamere Holland slammed his school's athletic program after hearing a linebacker was kicked off the team. Although reports that the teammate had been dismissed were false, Holland was kicked off for the "racially charged" remarks. "I wish I could block whites as friends and only have blacks LOL, cause apparently I'm misunderstood,"
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    Caitlin Davis, an 18-year-old cheerleader with the New England Patriots, was fired over photos she posted to Facebook. The pictures showed Davis and an unidentified friend leaning over a passed-out boy whose entire face and body was covered in distasteful graffiti.
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    Six Australian state corrections workers came under fire for a Facebook group, "Suggestions to help Big RON save a few clams," criticizing their boss and a government plan to privatize several prison facilities.
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    A juror in the UK was dismissed after she disclosed sensitive case information on her Facebook profile, MSN reports. "I don't know which way to go, so I'm holding a poll" the juror wrote, asking her Facebook friends to weigh in on the case.