Sometimes things said humorously could cost you a lot.
Something of that sort happened with Melissa Adamson, a young police officer in Pensylvania.
Melissa was training for being a probationary officer. Two weeks into her job and she was fired. She lost the job for posting a racial slur to one of her pictures on Snapchat
“I’m the law today n*gga”
As soon as her senior got notice of her Snapchat picture she was fired, and resigned from another part time gig in Versailles.
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“Everyone that knows me knows I don’t have a racist bone in my body. And people who don’t know me, I can understand why it was misconstrued to where it looks racist. But like I said, everyone who knows me knows I’m not racist,” she said in her defense.
About resigning from the other job herself, she said, “I don’t want this to affect how I do my job. I don’t want people to look at me differently, thinking that I can’t build myself up to the standard of a police officer. Again, it was a stupid mistake. It shouldn’t have been posted in general, regardless of how my intentions were.”
She also apologized to people, “I’m sorry for who I did offend. It was not my intention. I can’t express how sorry I am for how I made you feel — emotionally, physically. Again, it wasn’t my intention.”