Bitter Barista blogs his way out of job by smack-talking customers, boss

February 14, 2013
By Eric B. Meyer on February 14, 2013 7:00 AM | | Comments

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Facebook firings have been so en vogue recently. See, Exhibits A, B, and C.

But, let's not forget that there are many other social-media platforms off of which employees can belly-flop into the unemployment pool.

{That image seemed somehow less harsh in my head. Now that I see it on screen. Oh well...}

Last month, you had the waitress who posted the receipt of a non-tipper on Reddit.

But the latest misfire is near and dear to my heart. A Washington coffee-shop employee -- of course -- has lost his job because of his snarky blog comments about customers and his boss, so reports the Seattle Times.

According to the article, the blogging barista was pouring joe to "help make ends meet while he pursued a career as a hip hop artist going by the name 'Spekulation.'" Since then, Spekulation blogged, "My ex-boss thinks the website is gonna stop because I don't work there anymore. Man, I didn't even work there when I worked there!"

Anyone here think the coffee shop overreacted? 

Yeah, me neither.