Facebook Firing: What Did The Cute Teacher Do?

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago in
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/02/06/sunday/main7323148.shtml?tag=stack

24-year-old Ashley Payne, a public high school English teacher got fired for her Facebook photos. Were they that bad?
There are 64 comments:
Female 129
Scary, it makes me want to delete every account I`ve ever had but they did say phone calls and other stuff.
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Female 74
And then there are those who say her resignation is admission of fault. HELL NO! I would have done the same thing. I would have responded with, "If resigning or suspension are my only 2 options, then I quit. I don`t want to work under unreasonable high-and-mighty bastards, and you`ll be hearing from my lawyer for this injustice."

Sorry for the double-post, but this sort of abuse just ROYALLY pisses me off.
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Female 74
I can`t believe some of the morons who commented on that article. "Oh, she was stupid for having a FB account in the first place. You should never ever give out truthful information about yourself on the internet ever."

I`m sorry, are you drating kidding me? Are these the same people who give out false information when they decide purchase anything online too? I bet they personally deliver all of their utility bills too. Bullpoo. Faulting her under that kind of logic is COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS.

As she said, she had her privacy settings on (which should narrow down who it was that "turned her in"), she was being responsible about it. You should not have your job threatened for anything you do that`s LEGAL.

What`s next? Teachers can`t get pregnant because it promotes teen pregnancy? Nah, I think that would make a stronger case.
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Male 111
Couldn`t she just not post that picture? I find people who think it`s necessary to post picture of them sporting their alcohol on facebook retarded.
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Female 193
GA is a right to work state. They don`t allow teacher unions.
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Female 193
Actually this article didn`t tell the entire story. Another teacher who was friends with her on facebook wrote the letter to the principal posing as a concerned parent.
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Male 219
Mother is 28, father 36. The kid is 10.
They were probably 18-19 and 25-26 when they had him, lol 18 year old mother = win.
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Male 770
thank the mentality of the ACLU that says one single person in town offended that there is a nativity scene on public property it must be removed to satisfy the one. The majority must conform to the one.

By the same token, she only needed one person to be offended and she was removed.
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Male 247
That tears it! I am going to withdraw into the `80`s when none of this poo existed, and employeers had no say about anything you did away from work. Big Brother grows stronger every day, and the internet is his steroids.
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Male 2,552
Ha! I had a teacher who brought a whiskey bottle to every lecture! Sure, it was filled with apple juice, but you definitely couldn`t tell just by looking. ^^
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Male 229
That is a bunch of bull poo. Parent who complained should be ashamed of themselves.
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Male 6,693
I mean really. A teacher cant drink. Most professors do.
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Male 1,678
This is ridiculous. Although she does deserve some sort of punishment for drinking Carlsberg, ie "Pishwater".
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Male 451
That is sad. The only thing I think should happen is she should be told to remove any pupil or parent from her friends list. To me they have no business being part of her personal life anyway.
Ridiculous sums it up.
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Male 14,331
I`m hot for teacher!
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Male 37
find the parent who complained and beat her stupid a$$
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Male 1,540
I read, "Payne was told a parent of one of her students called to complain," and I`m thinking, one of these cranky old women has too much time on her hands.
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Male 178
I`m surprised that she was let go in such a manner. My GF is a California teacher and the teacher unions are VERY powerful. One of the things they are very protective of are disciplinary actions and the due process required. Like a union rep MUST be present, any and all complaints are to be formally documented and on and on. A principal just can`t blackmail you into quitting.

Teachers are in charge of children for the majority of the day and are therefore more vunerable to false or distorted claims by both children and parents. Things do happen, obviously, but sometimes they don`t (like in this case).
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Male 712
Well if she`s in a state that does the At Will employment, they don`t need a reason to fire her. They could have picked what they deem a legit reason or just no reason.
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Male 2,402
Freak these Social networks like FB, MS, Twit etc...

I swear the world would implode without these sights.
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Male 3,482
If this happened to me, I`m pretty sure I would do two things:

A) Ask the boss where he got the information, considering that all my stuff is set to friends only, then ask him if his "source" is really reliable.

B) Tell him to go f*ck himself if he presses the issue. I put in my goddamn hours as your slave, I expect my freedom during my private time. I also expect to be able to share pictures and the like with friends without having to huddle over them like a group of heroin addicts in an alleyway. If it doesn`t affect the quality of my work, there`s no problem, and if there is, I don`t need this job that badly. I`m sure I can find another that will appreciate my talents without invading on my personal life.
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Male 15,832
Fools` names and fools` faces,
Are always found in public places.
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Male 3,431
Ohh and this poo happened in 2009. BTW.

See Hur.
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Male 3,431
Utter and complete BULLpoo. The Principal needs to nut up and tell the parents to have a cup of shut the fu(k up. That`s Bull poo!
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Male 12
This is why no professional anyone has any access to my FB what so ever. Too much liability
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Male 2,988
she should sue
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Male 6
@pooptart19

Or doesn`t exist. Try reading the article past the headline next time.

And give me my $100, bitch!
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Male 4,793
"Sounds more like they just needed a dumb excuse to fire her or something"

Probably right. either that or the principle is retarded.
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Female 582
The principle and the parent who complained are both raging (unts.
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Male 404
What? She`s 24 and in Italy (where the drinking age is practically nonexistent). That`s not illegal, and uploading them to Facebook so her adult friends can see them doesn`t even violate any Facebook Terms and Conditions. Are they afraid that the pictures will negatively influence the students who will never see them?

I hate when we hear about schools interfering with a teacher`s life outside of the classroom. Since she didn`t break any laws so I don`t think the school should butt in. Most high school kids get Und3R t3h !nFLu3nc3 weekly anyway.
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Male 2,440
$100 says the parent that complained is some Southern Baptist cûnt.
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Male 2,436
Wow, I could never be a teacher... not that I use facebook (not sure why so many people are hooked on it). It`s just that sometimes I need to go to work when I haven`t quite reached the state of hangover.
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Male 271
sum33 she kinda is

dont tl;dr everything over one paragraph

but none the less this is the scared asses of a public school system i think that
1. the parent who called in should be shown jay and silent bob strike back on repeat for 24 hours straight
2. the kid if she ratted needs to be shown what rats get done to them on the street
and 3. the school system needs to have some backbone
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Female 375
As a teacher, this stuff scares the crap out of me! Seriously, when I`m at work I behave properly, when I`m not I can behave however I damn well like!
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Female 614
she teaches in a highschool. half those kids are drinking underage anyway. she had the GALL to put up a picture of her drinking when she`s an adult. how DARE she.

i am going to change the name on my facebook when I become a teacher. delete it if i have to. because i might use the word damn once in a while, and apparently that promotes the use of profanity to kids.
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Male 92
dude she shud sue them
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Female 8,043
if i were a teacher i would get my drink on too, it is a thankless job...and we all know on her teachers salary she didn`t pay for the trip. i hope she sues and wins.
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Male 987
OMG SHE DRINKS AND SWEARS LIKE 50% OF TEENAGERS OMG SHE SHOULD BE BANNED FROM EVERYTHING EVER!
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Male 25,416
Silly
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Male 40,764
Political correctness has no mercy...
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Male 2,332
Still waiting on someone to pass a law that ensures Facebook is disallowed as evidence in a court of law.

Invasion of privacy & all that.
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Male 5,194
She may have been wearing a t-shirt like "LITTLE BOOZE AND LITTLE BOYS!"

Just sayin`.
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Male 2,034
Effing A. If you`re that concerned about your privacy, get off the internet.
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Male 123
She could destroy them in court....if she had the money. But few people do.

Beyond ridiculous, to the point of frightening.
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Male 257
only in america
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Male 2,796
We are all of us, slaves.
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Female 3,696
She shouldn`t have resigned- she should have accepted the suspension and then fought it. This is ridiculous- I have my facebook security set up as high as I can get it- basically but in the end I had to just give up and say `OK, if someone is going to fire me, or refuse to hire me for liking a jello shot, then Phukit!
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Male 1,378
alcohol? THAT`S BAAAAAAADD!
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Female 1,441
Well was that the only picture up there? There could have been other inappropriate ones.
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Male 3,058
The stupid level in this country may have finally passed the point of no return.
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Male 15,510
Sounds more like they just needed a dumb excuse to fire her or something
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Female 525
Wow. That`s ridiculous. She put up some good arguments to as to why her being fired was stupid as hell--she mentioned that being fired for that photo would be like getting fired for being seen going out to a restaurant with her husband while drinking some sort of beer because a parent saw her there. It`s just incredibly idiotic to fire someone for that photo. Ugh. The principal obviously had something against her previously--the phone call was never claimed by any of the parents so it is unknown who even reported it.
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Female 2,509
wtf she was on her own time....geeze
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Male 417
Are you Fxcking kidding!?
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Male 39,948
Typical.

School boards, principals, politicians caving in to one or two hysterical parents to shut them up rather than do the right thing which is tell them to mind their own damn business.

happens way too often. I`m glad she`s suing and I hope she makes a bundle on it.
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Male 1,929
Completely bogus but serves her right for resigning. Hell I should find out her email address and ask her to give me all her money; she`d probably cave.
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Female 751
wasn`t news years ago when it started, still isn`t news now. she agreed to their guidelines when you accepted employment and it says that she was warned about the very thing she got fired for. It`s sad and annoying, but it`s how things are.
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Male 176
I hate poorly written captions.
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Male 422
I seriously hate some people. Those people include the parent that complained. If martial law is what it takes to fix everything that is wrong with this F*cking World, then by all means, take some of my freedoms for a disclosed amount of time so you can fix the problem with our society so my childrens children don`t live in absolute chaos.
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Female 112
That`s just sad. I fell like the mom who called the school was looking for anything she could to get the teacher in trouble.
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Male 2,441
That`s pretty ridiculous
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Female 2,026
wow. this is shocking. she got fired over a picture of her holding a glass of wine, oh hell dont look at mine if thats bad
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Male 1,587
holy hell...
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Male 20,917
Link: Facebook Firing: What Did The Cute Teacher Do? [Rate Link] - 24-year-old Ashley Payne, a public high school English teacher got fired for her Facebook photos. Were they that bad?
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