Post-Thatcher employment rights have got so bad in the UK that it is now possible to fire someone using a social notworking site like Facebook.
The tabloids are “up in arms” after it was revealed that a 16 year old girl was fired from her job in a coffee shop using Facebook.
Chelsea Taylor was sent the note, which featured several misspelt words, by her manager at the Cookies coffee shop in Greater Manchester.
Her “friended” boss told Chelsea she had lost her job because she had lost a £10 note after being sent out to buy biscuits for her co-workers.
The message read: “hiya Chelsea its Elaine from work. Sorry to send u a message like this but bin tryin to ring u but gettin no joy.
“I had to tell the owner bout u losin that tenner coz obviously the till was down at the end of day. she wasn’t very pleased at all and despite me trying to persuade her otherwise she said I have to let u go. I’m really sorry . Elaine xx.”
Chelsea’s mother, Nicola, went straight around to her Majesty’s loyal tabliods to complain that sacking a young worker via Facebook is appalling and heartless and way it was written was dreadful.
Better than a text we suppose, and the boss did try to ring her. She did put kisses at the end so there were no hard feelings. We are sure that Elaine would have written the same thing in an email.