We’ve seen how Facebook can cause you to lose a job, but can it help you get one back? Lots of fans of a certain Santa working at Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco are complaining on the company’s corporate page after Santa was fired for telling a joke that offended an adult couple. John Tooney, also known as Santa John, worked for 20 years as Santa during the holidays, greeting both children and adults.
According to several news articles, Toomey says he asks older people who sit on his lap if they’ve been good. When they answer yes, he replies: “Gee, that’s too bad.”If they ask why Santa’s so jolly, Toomey says it’s because he knows where all the naughty boys and girls live. I’ll let the reader make the call as to whether those are comments worth getting fired for, but Santa John’s fans are fired up and letting Macy’s know how they feel.
While the complaints keep rolling into Macy’s, Santa John has already gotten a great gift–local restaurant and bar Lefty O’Douls hired him at double his previous salary, and he appeared last night on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.