Another Social Media Mishap

Yesterday, I had read about a young woman who worked as a waitress at Red Lobster in Tennessee, and had posted a customer’s receipt on Facebook, because the customer allegedly left a racist remark on the receipt. You can read more about the story on Eric B. Meyer’s The Employer Handbook blog:

Waitress suspended for posting racist customer receipt on Facebook.

Currently, the young woman is suspended with pay pending the outcome of the company’s investigation into the matter. I would not be too surprised to find out that the young waitress was terminated for her actions. While I believe she has every right to be angry at the alleged racism from her customer, the fact of the matter is she posted the customer’s confidential information on social media which then went viral, chances are she is most likely going to be held accountable for her actions.

If you happen to find yourself in a similar situation remember that With Great Connectivity Comes Great Responsibility.

What do you think should happen to this young waitress? Should she be terminated for her poor judgement in social media use? Should she be allowed to stay on with the company and receive some form of written or verbal disciplinary action?

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