“Boss makes a dollar, I make a dime. That’s why I poop on company time,” goes the caption, under a pic of Elmo sitting playfully on the potty.
Now, we don’t know the full context or background to this story – perhaps Cody has been a truly awful employee? Maybe Andy, the boss, has put up with Cody’s slacking and ill-discipline for months now, and was itching for an excuse to pull the trigger?
Or it could be that Andy is just a big meanie who has no sense of humor and is on a massive power trip.
Either way, firing somebody for posting a meme in their free time and on their personal social media seems a little…harsh. Don’t you think?
Cody couldn’t believe what had just happened. He had just managed to get himself fired on his day off with a meme about pooping.
He continued to plead his innocence but his arguments fell on deaf ears. It does seem like this was the final straw in a sorry saga of workplace disappointment – Cody was clearly not a valued team member.
However, Andy’s point about the post ‘getting around’ would come back to haunt him as the story soon went viral, and people were taking Cody’s side.
Memes are a powerful form of communication these days, and you don’t want to get on a meme maker’s bad side! People quickly found the company in question and began to stand up for Cody in the way they know best – leaving hilariously withering ‘reviews.’