Oz woman sacked for comment on Facebook

Oz woman sacked for comment on Facebook

Faux pas

Twenty-two-year-old Caz Marshall from Adelaide was dismissed last month from her checkout job at a supermarket. “Had I wrote it on the staff room wall or on the (Facebook) walls of everybody who works in that store to single this person out, yes, that would be different.

“But the fact it was a private conversation between me and another girl from work... it wasn’t even intended for the person I was writing about to read it,” Adelaide Now quoted Marshall as saying.

She said she removed the comment the next day but by that time it had been shown to store management. Marshall said she was called to a meeting where she was shown her “six months’ worth” of Facebook posts. She was then sacked.

Marshall said she was now thinking of using Facebook only for positive comments. She warned others to stay offline when angry: “Don’t go near the computer, don’t go near Facebook.”

Marshall said she regretted posting the comments. “It was anger, it was frustration, this girl — she was my friend and she was hurting. You’re sticking up for someone, you want to make them feel better, to let her know that she wasn’t alone.