Lindsey Stone, a Massachusetts woman, has been placed on unpaid leave from her job after posting a photo to her Facebook page from the Tomb of the Unknowns.
See it here and see why:
The picture shows Stone, an employee at LIFE (Living Independently Forever) in Hyannis, giving the middle finger and miming a loud yell at the D.C. landmark.
The photo in front of the Tomb of the Unknowns' sign encouraging “silence and respect” went viral, with a "Fire Lindsey Stone" Facebook page gaining 19,000 fans.
Those 19,000 fan will be pleased to learn that Stone has been placed on unpaid leave.
LIFE, a program aimed at supporting independent living for adults with learning and intellectual disabilities, has yet to comment on the subject.
Meanwhile, Stone and her friend, who took the photo, wrote an apology in the Boston Herald, stating that the photo was “intended only for our own amusement.”
Maybe you shouldn't have put it on Facebook then, Linds. WILD CONCEPT, we know.
The apology states that the photo was meant to be a visual pun “to depict the exact opposite of what the sign said" and was not meant to denigrate the site.
If Stone loses her job, she won’t be the first. A California woman, Denise Helms, got fired earlier this month for calling for President Obama's assassination on Facebook.
Nor will she be the last. The National Labor Relations Board has declared that social media postings are not protected under federal labor law.
A judge also ruled in May that a Like on Facebook can also get you fired. Good to know ... if you're dumb enough to post something like this in the first place.