Ugly Facebook comments about Obama get two employees fired

Racist comments cost two employees their jobs. The online tirades emphasize the need for every organization to set up and communicate a social media policy.

To all the haters of social media policies:

If nothing else, a social media policy reminds employees that if they act like a fool online, it may affect their standing in the workplace and, ultimately, cost them their jobs.

Some employees, however, are just so ignorant. Thus, I doubt that any employer policy will affect how they behave online.

Here are two despicable examples:

Ignorant employee No. 1: An employee of a family medical practice in Georgia took to her Facebook page on Wednesday morning and wrote, “That damn n****r got re-elected President…. God Bless the USA!!!”

To add insult to injury, when a Facebook friend called the employee out about the racist comment, the offending employee responded, ” Lea, seriously f**k off. Find the remove friend button and delete me before I delete your n****r loving ass!”

Fortunately, once her employer learned about the Facebook postings, it deleted her employment.

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