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Fired for Complaining on Twitter, Employee Takes to YouTube

Why is it that people can't learn to exercise a little discretion when sharing things online? How many cautionary tales does this world need? Apparently, the story of the Philadelphia Eagles employee who was fired for criticizing a team trade via Facebook didn't stick. And neither did the anecdote about the South African man who used Facebook to call his boss a "serial masturbator," or the woman who found herself in the middle of a libel suit after complaining about her apartment and landlord on Twitter.

Well, you can add Timothy "DeLaGhetto", a now former California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) employee, to that seemingly endless list. A uniform change policy had the servers' white button-up shirts and red ties replaced with black button-ups and black slacks. Timothy took to his Twitter account, @Traphik, to voice his displeasure over the change, sending an @reply to @calpizzakitchen that read, "@calpizzakitchen black button ups are the lamest shit ever!!!." Not the most professional thing ever!!!

CPK did some detective work and tracked Timothy to his Long Beach, California-area branch, where he was confronted about the hostile message (and another tweet the boys in corporate apparently weren't too happy about). After some deliberation, Mr. "DeLaGhetto" was let go. He has since become a YouTube and Twitter sensation.

Check out the video below for the whole story (from his perspective, of course).

Unfortunately for Timothy, his explanatory video will probably do more harm than good. This whole thing would have quietly faded from public memory had he not plastered his face on YouTube, proudly displaying his juvenile sense of humor and his inability to take things seriously. Good luck getting a job now, pal. [From: Mashable and YouTube]

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