Poll: was Brixx right to fire Ashley Johnson for her Facebook comment?
Posted on 18 May 2010 by Justin Ruckman
Ashley gets a $5 tip for a couple who sat at a table for three hours. She goes on Facebook and complains, mentioning Brixx. A Facebook “friend” (disgruntled coworker?) tattles to Brixx management and Ashley gets fired. Read the original report by Eric Frazier at the Charlotte Observer.
So now the story is national news, but let’s not get carried away. Her free speech rights weren’t violated: she doesn’t face any legal trouble and is bound by the terms of her contract for a private company.
But did Brixx go overboard? Could this have been a More You Know moment where everyone learns and moves on? She only had 100-ish followers anyway, and her profile was private.
Also don’t miss the mobs blowing up Brixx’s Facebook page.