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A man has been sacked after posting a meme to his personal Facebook page which referred to pooing at work.
Cody Hidalgo, from New Boston, shared a meme which shows Elmo from The Muppets on the toilet, with a caption that says: "Boss makes a dollar, I make a dime. That's why I poop on company time."
According to his post, Cody shared it to his page on Sunday when he wasn't at work. But it wasn't long before he received a pretty heavy message from his boss, who appears to fire him because of the meme.
The screenshot of the message read: "We don't make dollar when you're s***ting all the time. Why don't you stay home and do your s***ting.
"I don't like to play your bulls*** games. Maybe [there's] a company out there that would put up with your games [because] I won't. Good luck!"
Cody was understandably confused, and it first didn't put two and two together, so replied to his boss, saying: "What are you talking about?"
His boss said to look on his Facebook page, telling him that 'things get around'.
Cody messaged back asking: "Because I shared a funny meme...? On a Sunday? When I'm not at work?"
His boss replied: "You brought work into it on a Sunday."
He then asked him if he was actually getting fired for sharing a meme - and it actually looks like he has.
Many people have commented saying how unfair it is - with some questioning the legality of firing someone over something like a Facebook post.
One user commented: "You have it set on friends status...so it's an invasion of privacy. Plus He/she/ it sent you a very vulgar message. I believe I turn it in to corporate, your lawyer. Sue the boss."
With another saying: "You could take that to court for wrongful dismissal."
But someone else sided with the boss, replying: "Sounds like he just needed a reason to fire you and this was it. PS. I would fire someone with this mentality also if I didn't already like them."
According to Cody's Facebook page, his former employer was Roman Stone Works, which prompted many to rush to the company's page with memes. It has now temporarily been shut down 'to ensure the recommendations being left are genuine and follow [Facebook's] policies.'
With the shares and comments racking up, this may well be a decision that Cody's former boss may come to regret.
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