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Restaurant Fires Head Chef, Forgets He’s Running Their Twitter Account

According to the Twitter rant, the head chef was fired for requesting Christmas Day off to spend with his 7 month-old daughter.

1. Updated – Dec. 16, 2:58, GMT

2. On Sunday evening, the head chef at The Plough in Oxfordshire, England took over the restaurant’s Twitter feed to voice his complaints at being fired.

3. Here are his tweets explaining how he’d been “fired” from his job.


The Plough

@ploughpub

Happy Christmas everyone

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The Plough

@ploughpub

We’d like to inform you that we’ve just fired our head chef.

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The Plough

@ploughpub

Unfortunately he wanted to have a weekend off this month and Christmas Day this year for family commitments so we thought we’d sack him

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Yeah a week before Christmas!

— ploughpub (@The Plough)

The Plough

@ploughpub

Yeah a week before Christmas!

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We don't care that he has a 7 1/2 month old baby daughter.

— ploughpub (@The Plough)

The Plough

@ploughpub

We don’t care that he has a 7 1/2 month old baby daughter.

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So anyway come on down and continue to pay a premium for Australian sirloins, New Zealand lamb and everything else that is bought from asda.

— ploughpub (@The Plough)

The Plough

@ploughpub

So anyway come on down and continue to pay a premium for Australian sirloins, New Zealand lamb and everything else that is bought from asda.

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Happy Christmas everyone!!!!!!

— ploughpub (@The Plough)

The Plough

@ploughpub

Happy Christmas everyone!!!!!!

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10. The @PloughPub’s tweets then received thousands of retweets. Later Jim just tweeted.

Blimey.

— chefjimknight (@Jim Knight)

Jim Knight

@chefjimknight

Blimey.

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11. He also clarified he didn’t “hack” the account.

I would like to make it CRYSTAL CLEAR I have not "hacked" any account. I created the account with permission of my ex-employers. Night x

— chefjimknight (@Jim Knight)

Jim Knight

@chefjimknight

I would like to make it CRYSTAL CLEAR I have not “hacked” any account. I created the account with permission of my ex-employers. Night x

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BuzzFeed contacted the Plough Pub. They declined to comment on the matter but they did say that they will “take care of it later on.”

13. He has since said that he has been offered a new job, thanks to his tweets.

I have very kindly been offered a serious job offer directly off the back of this twitter storm. More info to follow x

— chefjimknight (@Jim Knight)

Jim Knight

@chefjimknight

I have very kindly been offered a serious job offer directly off the back of this twitter storm. More info to follow x

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14. The landlord has also spoken to The Oxford Times with his take of the events.


This afternoon, landlord of the pub Steve Potts, said: “When Jim, as head chef, informed me that he would not be working on Christmas Day, and other Sundays in the near future, I was left with little choice but to end our arrangement.”

“I had been quite clear with him when he started here in October that Sundays are our busiest days of the week, and that all our chefs have to work that day.”

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