Bus driver sacked after posting Snapchat videos during work

Bus driver sacked after posting Snapchat videos during work

An employee has come under fire after posting a series of videos of himself using several different Snapchat filters at work.

Leon Morrow, the former bus driver from Inverclyde, Scotland, was fired from his job after his managers discovered a treasure trove of clips filmed whilst he was supposedly at work.

The videos include bizarre shots of himself using Snapchat to give himself lipstick and eyeshadow, as well as one short clip where he giggles uncontrollably as an eccentric passenger leaves his bus.

The 25-year-old was asked to leave his position with McGill's Bus Company, based in Greenock, after several people complained when he uploaded the videos to Facebook.

One commentator, Kate Sneddon, wrote beneath the clip: “I hope he gets the f****** sack for driving and using his mobile...and also taking the piss out of a very independent woman who has a disability.”

Another wrote: “This is sad, she obviously has special needs. Taking the piss is just plain wrong.”

However, some people managed to see the funny side, with one Facebook user saying: “Aww it's wee Margaret. She gets the bus just around the corner from me. If you're ever on the same bus as her, she will talk the hind legs off you.”

Since his career in the transport industry came to an abrupt end, Morrow has taken his plight to online investing site GoFundMe. He’s set up his own page entitled 'Help a now jobless brother out' and is asking people for donations.

He explains on the website: “I posted a very harmless video on Facebook of a sweet old lady who gets on my bus and she responded perfectly with me.

“The video soon got thousands of shares and thousands of views. But then my work caught fire of what was going on and I was asked to resign leaving me helpless as a slug in salt.”

So far, Morrow has raised £115 out of an expected £1,000.

What do you think? Was the company right to fire Morrow? Or was it all just harmless fun? Tell us in the comments…

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Comments (2)

  • Steve
    Tue, 3 May 2016 8:43am BST
    Generation Z... Z for Zombie. These people need to learn to leave their Tech alone for 5 minutes. The human is a social being, but the Tech has become a distraction. They think that posting stuff is being sociable. The fact is, it simply stops people from performing real communication. Sad; Generation Z are here... beware!
  • Boris
    Fri, 29 Apr 2016 1:58pm BST
    At the end of the day if he's working he shouldn't be using his mobile in this way. If his company has a policy on the usage of social media while working they are totally within their rights to get rid of him in this manner. What he's failed to realise is that different people interpret things in different ways, so what he may have thought of as just a bit of fun could have been perceived by others as derogatory or discriminatory. Unfortunately he's learnt this the hard way, hopefully he'll now realise that there's a time and a place for social media and work time is not it!

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