If you don’t want to work, turn in your papers or give your employer some notice, but don’t disrespect the organization via social media like Shana Latrice, former Brookfield Zoo employee. Latrice, while wearing the establishment’s uniform, uploaded a picture with the caption: “at work serving these rude (expletive) white people,” reportedly tagging the Zoo in the post.
Would you want this racist employee serving you food? What does she do when she thinks nobody is looking?
The Zoo issued a statement saying it has zero tolerance for that kind of behavior and that the worker is no longer employed there.
“We became aware of the actions of a single employee which we agree are unacceptable. This employee’s statements in social media are in violation of our policies and do not reflect our institution’s values. We have zero tolerance for these kinds of divisive behaviors. We treat all employment matters confidentially, but rest assured that we have taken prompt action to remedy the situation.
“We hope you continue to hold Brookfield Zoo in high regard and not let the actions of one individual overshadow the longstanding good work of the Chicago Zoological Society.”
I don’t personally care if she used a color to describe someone. That said, she still needed to be fired. She posted a selfie while at work complaining about customers and tagged the workplace. It’s unprofessional, period. People do not want to go somewhere thinking that those serving them are calling them names behind their back. It’s Customer Service 101.
Also, when will people realize that what they post on social media isn’t private at all and that there can be repercussions for their behavior? This isn’t the first case of someone being fired because of something they posted on Facebook. Since she’s been fired from the zoo and destroyed her reputation, Latrice is going to have a hard time finding a job.
Source: Chicago Tribune