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Date: 02/07/11 01:17 PM

64 Responses to Facebook Firing: What Did The Cute Teacher Do?

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    Link: Facebook Firing: What Did The Cute Teacher Do? - 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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    tn11 Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    holy hell...
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    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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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm
    That`s pretty ridiculous
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    Lilou88 Female 18-29
    112 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    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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    Lblaxplaya20 Male 18-29
    422 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 1:33 pm
    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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    koolmole Male 18-29
    176 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 1:34 pm
    I hate poorly written captions.
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    green_btrfly Female 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:34 pm
    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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    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 1:34 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    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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    AtlasOtus Male 18-29
    417 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    Are you Fxcking kidding!?
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    February 7, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    wtf she was on her own time....geeze
  13. Profile photo of feiku
    feiku Female 18-29
    526 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    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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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15512 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    Sounds more like they just needed a dumb excuse to fire her or something
  15. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3034 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    The stupid level in this country may have finally passed the point of no return.
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    LemonTarte Female 18-29
    1441 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    Well was that the only picture up there? There could have been other inappropriate ones.
  17. Profile photo of darkgear6
    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 2:06 pm
    alcohol? THAT`S BAAAAAAADD!
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    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!
  19. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 2:10 pm
    We are all of us, slaves.
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    Darkhumour Male 18-29
    257 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    only in america
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    BruceLeroy Male 18-29
    123 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm
    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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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm
    Effing A. If you`re that concerned about your privacy, get off the internet.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    February 7, 2011 at 2:42 pm
    She may have been wearing a t-shirt like "LITTLE BOOZE AND LITTLE BOYS!"

    Just sayin`.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 3:06 pm
    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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    5Cats Male 50-59
    30899 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    Political correctness has no mercy...
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25350 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm
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    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 3:56 pm
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8014 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm
    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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    sum33 Male 18-29
    92 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    dude she shud sue them
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    samidoll Female 18-29
    616 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 4:34 pm
    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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    icklevamp Female 18-29
    375 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    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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    IseeingI2I Male 18-29
    271 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 5:01 pm
    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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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2423 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 5:08 pm
    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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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
    2442 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    $100 says the parent that complained is some Southern Baptist cûnt.
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    gamerdude94 Male 13-17
    404 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 6:12 pm
    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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    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
    582 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm
    The principle and the parent who complained are both raging (unts.
  37. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 6:23 pm
    "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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    pseudoman Male 18-29
    6 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 7:01 pm

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

    And give me my $100, bitch!
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm
    she should sue
  40. Profile photo of sanox15
    sanox15 Male 18-29
    12 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 8:01 pm
    This is why no professional anyone has any access to my FB what so ever. Too much liability
  41. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3433 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 8:03 pm
    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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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3433 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm
    Ohh and this poo happened in 2009. BTW.

    See Hur.
  43. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15845 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 8:44 pm
    Fools` names and fools` faces,
    Are always found in public places.
  44. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 9:08 pm
    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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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 9:19 pm
    Freak these Social networks like FB, MS, Twit etc...

    I swear the world would implode without these sights.
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    Genocyde Male 30-39
    712 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 9:53 pm
    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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    jeffcomedy Male 30-39
    178 posts
    February 7, 2011 at 11:16 pm
    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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    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 2:48 am
    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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    jburgh Male 18-29
    37 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 6:01 am
    find the parent who complained and beat her stupid a$$
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14194 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 6:32 am
    I`m hot for teacher!
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    DGbME Male 40-49
    451 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 6:52 am
    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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    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 7:12 am
    This is ridiculous. Although she does deserve some sort of punishment for drinking Carlsberg, ie "Pishwater".
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6695 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 7:37 am
    I mean really. A teacher cant drink. Most professors do.
  54. Profile photo of Abandonnez
    Abandonnez Male 18-29
    230 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 7:56 am
    That is a bunch of bull poo. Parent who complained should be ashamed of themselves.
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2011 at 8:58 am
    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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    wheresmyskul Male 40-49
    247 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    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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    inversegrav Male 30-39
    770 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    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.
  58. Profile photo of Syris
    Syris Male 13-17
    219 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    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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    mar95789 Female 18-29
    193 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 7:56 pm
    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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    mar95789 Female 18-29
    193 posts
    February 8, 2011 at 7:57 pm
    GA is a right to work state. They don`t allow teacher unions.
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    fabbatruffs Male 18-29
    111 posts
    February 11, 2011 at 10:30 am
    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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    Jonix Female 18-29
    74 posts
    February 11, 2011 at 1:42 pm
    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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    Jonix Female 18-29
    74 posts
    February 11, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    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.
  64. Profile photo of dielaughing
    dielaughing Female 13-17
    129 posts
    February 12, 2011 at 12:08 am
    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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