Teen sacked before starting job after Twitter tantrum
A TEENAGER in Texas has been fired from a job before she even started after her manager saw her insulting her new workplace on Twitter.
"Cella" was not enthusiastic about starting work at Jet's Pizza, in Mansfield, on Saturday and showed it by tweeting: "Ew, I start this f*** a** job tomorrow" with a line of thumbs down emojis.
The fact she did not name the restaurant on Twitter did not stop a staff member seeing her tweet, taking a screen shot and sending it to her manager-to-be, Robert Waple.
Unimpressed, he replied the next day, writing: "No you don't start that FA job today! I just fired you! Good luck with your no money, no job life!"
@Cellla_ And....no you don't start that FA job today! I just fired you! Good luck with your no money, no job life!
- Robert waple (@Robertwaple) February 7, 2015
After Cella tweeted that she had been fired on Twitter, the exchange quickly went viral, reaching Venezuela, Argentina, Peru and Indonesia according to comments.
Some people cast doubts on the authenticity of the manager's account Mr Waple, who is listed as Jet Pizza's owner on LinkedIn, publicly defended himself.
@ZHIIING nope it's me. One of my workers sent me a pic of her tweet. I haven't used my account for a long time, but I did today!
- Robert waple (@Robertwaple) February 8, 2015
"Working register (the till), taking phone orders, making subs/salads. Eating free pizza. How hard would that have been?" he asked.
"I would've just called her and fired her, but I wasn't at work and didn't have her number… probably one of the dumbest things to say about a job you haven't started yet."
Cella later tweeted that she called Jet Pizza and another manager confirmed that she had indeed been fired before her first shift.
I got fired over Twitter😂😂😂— Cella☀️ (@Cellla_) February 7, 2015
Mr Waple's reply prompted a flood of criticism on Twitter, with former employees crawling out of the woodwork to tell him what they thought of working at his pizzeria.
"Just thought you should know I was stoned out of my mind every time I went into work, and your pizza sucks," one wrote.
"Being high would only partly explain how you could deliver a pizza to the wrong house...multiple times," his former manager replied.
Cella did not seem upset to lose her job, saying she was "not mad" and sending Mr Waple a cartoon of herself playing with stacks of cash.
"Made my point today," he wrote. "I'll check in again in 6 years."