Similar Issue “Georgia Bus Driver Fired for Facebook Post” by Anjani Trivedi

Our issue was about how some people are getting fired by posting their own opinions on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Well in this case a reporter from Time News Feed website reported about an incident where a Georgia bus driver was fired for posting up his opinion on how a student didn’t get any lunch because he didn’t have enough money to pay for the food. The bus driver’s name is Johnny Cook and he says that he got fired because of the Facebook post (Trivedi).  Supposedly the young boy didn’t have .40 cents to complete his payment for his lunch and because of this the boy did not receive any food. Cook then posted on Facebook of this issue and voiced his opinion saying, “…I’m certain there was leftover food thrown away. But kids were turned away because they didn’t have .40 on there account…” (Trivedi).  Trivedi then reports that a couple of days later Cook was unemployed.  Trivedi also reports that since this incident the Georgia community where Cook lives has organized three rallies, a petition with more than 10,000 signatures, and that Johnny Cook has made a Facebook page in which he is trying to give attention to schools that students aren’t getting their lunch. All of this is to reinstate Cook to his job as a bus driver.  This occurred back on June 6, 2013.

Got fired because of a Facebook post
Got fired because of a Facebook post


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