10 people who learned social media can get you fired

Gross! Guy licks Taco Bell shells
Gross! Guy licks Taco Bell shells


    Gross! Guy licks Taco Bell shells


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  • From Bitter Barista to "CarlyCrunkBear," many have lost jobs over online posts
  • Remember Gilbert Gottfried's unfortunate remarks about Japan tsunami?
  • A California Pizza Kitchen server complained that his uniform was the "lamest s--t ever"
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At this point in the digital age there's probably enough evidence to make people think twice about what they say or do online, lest it become social media fodder, right?


An image that was shared on social media of a Taco Bell employee licking a stack of taco shells once again demonstrated the unintended -- but probably not unforeseeable -- side effects of social media.

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Taco Bell said the picture itself was acceptable as part of a contest. The fact that it was shared on someone's personal social media account violated the franchisee's policies. But each week seems to bring a new story of someone posting something they definitely shouldn't have.

Somehow, the wrong people always manage to see it.

Here are 10 people who learned that posting controversial or just plain dumb stuff online can cost them their jobs.

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