Extra cheese, hold the Tweets; Texas teen fired over Twitter comments

@cella's parents should take her smart phone away from until she can get a job and pay for it herself.

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Jet's Pizza, Mansfield Texas
Jet's Pizza, Mansfield Texas

WASHINGTON, February 11, 2014 — “Ew I start this f*** a** job tomorrow,” tweeted @cella_ on Friday. She closed her tweet about her new job at Jet’s Pizza in Mansfield, Texas with a string of emojis: seven thumbs down.

Jet’s franchise owner Robert Waple responded to @cella with a tweet of his own.

“No you don’t start that FA job today! I just fired you! Good luck with your no money, no job life!”@Robertwaple That was his first tweet since signing up for Twitter in 2009.

The public firing didn’t seem to bother Cella, who reveled in her new-found fame for being fired on Twitter.


“I got fired over Twitter,” she said.

@cella, like many youth, seems to forget Twitter is not only a place where the young hang out, but also a place where college admissions officers, parents, employers and potential employers can watch what they’re doing.

As can the media.

She lacks the maturity to realize how fortunate she was to have been offered a job. There is a long line of people, young and old, who will gladly fill the space she will no longer occupy.

Asked what she thought, another teen said @cella was a “fool who did not understand how lucky she was to have a job.”

And no, @cella, your exchange with Waple did not make you a “celebrity” for even a second; it did, however put a very negative entry onto your online, living resume.

Waple’s pizza shop is a franchise of Jet’s Pizza, which has nearly 400 locations in 18 states.

“The location in question is an independently owned and operated franchise store. Jet’s America, Inc., as the franchisor, cannot dictate the employment practices or decisions of independently owned and operated franchise businesses,” a spokeswoman for Jet’s Pizza’s corporate office said in a statement provided to FoxNews.com.

“Nevertheless, Jet’s regrets to see the manner in which this situation has been handled by the parties involved.”

It is a shame the corporate office could not stand behind Mr. Waple. Employers have every right to demand a certain level of respect from employees.

News of the incident went viral as twitter users around the world have been tweeting at her, while Waple seems to have removed the tweets. His page @RobertWaple is active and you can Tweet your support to him there.

Though he is probably too busy working for twitter.

[email protected]_ I love that you’re still on Twitter and his coward a** bounced. Hahaha,” wrote one user.

“who needs that f** a** job you’re famous,” commented another.

No [email protected] is not famous. At least not in a good way. She has made herself unemployable because as any employee deserves to be treated with respect and dignity, so does the employer.  If you asked him, Mr. Waple probably works some crazy hours as a franchise store owner. He has missed plenty of family and holiday dinners.

He has taken a risk to be an employer so @cella could have a job.

If I ever see a Jet’s Pizza, particularly if I am in Mansfield, Texas, I will absolutely stop in and order a pie. Extra cheese. And hope you will too.

And shake Mr. Waple’s  hand for having the courage to just say no to insolence. Because he doesn’t deserve @cella’s snide comment.  Not for giving an obviously spoiled child a chance to have a job.

You can also use the power of the Tweet and tweet your support of Mr. Waple and Jet’s Pizza using @JetsPizza and follow them. [email protected] claims to have 4,000 new followers – let’s see if we can double that for @JetsPizza

And you know, the pizza looks pretty good.  Visit their website at http://www.jetspizza.com.

Jet's Pizza Mansfield, TX  1601 E Debbie Lane  (817) 453-5387
Jet’s Pizza
Mansfield, TX
1601 E Debbie Lane
(817) 453-5387

 

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