Don’t Expect To Keep Your Job At Texas Roadhouse After Tweeting You’d “Kill As Many Mexicans As I Could”

Just because you can go on Twitter and type whatever words come into your head, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. And that First Amendment right to express yourself doesn’t protect you from your employer firing you over the embarrassing and hateful things you say in public.

Take, for example, the tale of a now-former waitress at a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Colorado. Earlier this month, she vented through her since-shuttered Twitter account that “If we had a real life purge I would kill as many Mexicans as I could in one night,” followed by a hashtag expressing her apparent anger over tips.

The Denver Channel reports that the waitress’s rage-filled rant didn’t go over too well with folks, who let the management at Texas Roadhouse know that one of their staff had crossed a line.

A rep for the company says that once the manager of this location learned about the “disgusting” Tweet, he met with the waitress and terminated her employment with Texas Roadhouse.

Says the rep, “this type of offensive, discriminatory language has absolutely no place at Texas Roadhouse.”

For her part, the fired server has attempted to express her regret, via a statement posted on Facebook:

“I wrote hurtful, inconsiderate, insensitive and careless words and I understand the amount of people I have offended by that,” she explains. “There are no excuses for what I have done. I sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, apologize to everyone for my momentary lack of judgment. I want you all to know that I do not actually feel this way.”

[via Eater Denver]

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