Fired for a tweet - before starting the job

Pizzeria owner not amused

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The tweets from Cella and Robert Waple

It takes some doing to get fired from your new job before you've even started. But one Twitter user going by the name of Cella has managed it.

She'd bagged a job at local pizzeria Jet's Pizza in Texas, and was due to start last week - but wasn't pleased. "Ew I start this f*** a** job tomorrrow," she tweeted, with no fewer than seven thumbs-down emojis.

Her friends sympathised - but one person didn't.

"And... no you don't start that FA job today! I just fired you! Good luck with your no money, no job life!" replied prospective boss Robert Waple.

It seems that one of the pizzeria's other employees, who knew Cella, had screen-grabbed the tweet and showed it to the boss.

"I got fired over Twitter," tweeted Cella - with three laughing emojis.

"Working register (the till), taking phone orders, making subs/salads. Eating free pizza. How hard would that have been?" Mr Waple later commented.

"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."

The exchange has now gone viral on social media, and has even hit the news in places as far-flung as Norway and the Bahamas. Some Twitter users criticise Mr Waple for his harshness; others mock Cella for her stupidity.

But Cella is by no means the first person to lose a job because of ill-advised posts on social media. Five years ago, Essex teenager Kimberley Swann managed it almost as quickly as Cella.

"first day at work. omg!! So dull!!" she posted on her first day at Ivell Marketing & Logistics - after having added some of her co-workers as Facebook friends. Her boss said it was "unfortunate that we didn't come up to Miss Swann's expectations", and fired her immediately.

And just a couple of weeks ago, survival expert Ray Mears also managed to get himself fired from a job before even starting.

He'd accepted a gig speaking at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show later this month. However, in January, the BBC aired an episode of Room 101 featuring Mears - and in which he described his utter loathing of caravans.

"There was no way we can now have him come along to speak at our event, commented one of the organisers. "He shouldn't have taken the job if he has fundamental issues with caravans."

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