A 27-year-old single mom gained unwanted national attention this week when a couple of impulsive Facebook posts cost her a new job before she even started working.
Kaitlyn Walls, a resident of The Colony, Texas (a suburb north of Dallas), landed a position at a daycare center. Before heading off to her first day, she logged onto Facebook and updated her status: ““I start my new job today, but I absolutely hate working at day care.” In a second post, she added: “Lol, it’s all good, I just really hate being around a lot of kids.”
As Walls discovered to her dismay, the Internet operates at the speed of light. The remarks on her page were copied to a local yard sale Facebook page, with over 8,000 members. Many readers took offense to Walls’s posts, and left harsh replies on her Facebook page. That was bad enough, but when Walls’s posts were passed on to her new employer, they called her up and told her not to bother showing up for the job.
Not surprisingly, Walls — who is still looking for a new job — has vowed never to post anything like that again.