Facebook message used to sack teenage worker

A teenager has been sacked from her job via her Facebook page.

Chelsea Taylor logged on to the social networking site to find a dismissal letter from her employer, Cookies, in Greater Manchester.

It is thought to be the first time in Britain that a worker has been sacked via Facebook, the Daily Mail has reported.

Elaine Sutton, the manager of Cookies, said Chelsea was being fired from her Saturday job after she lost a £10 note during an errand to get some biscuits for staff.

The message read: “Hiya Chelsea its Elaine from work. Sorry to send u a message like this but bin tryin to ring u but gettin no joy.

“I had to tell the owner bout u losin that tenner coz obviously the till was down at the end of day. She wasn’t very pleased at all and despite me trying to persuade her otherwise she said I have to let u go. I’m really sorry.”

Taylor – who was paid £3.55 an hour – said she had offered to repay the money to her employer after she realised she had lost it.

A member of staff at Cookies, which is also known as the Lancashire Tea Room, said: “We don’t want to talk about this.”

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