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Woman Loses Prized NASA Internship Over Vulgar Tweet

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posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:04 AM
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this is an interesting one to discuss seeing how everyone these days is so sensitive.

people.com...


A woman may have lost her NASA internship following a profane Twitter exchange with a member of the National Space Council.
On Wednesday, user @NaomiH_official excitedly announced her new job offer. “EVERYONE SHUT THE F— UP,” Naomi H wrote. “I GOT ACCEPTED FOR A NASA INTERNSHIP.”
Her big news caught the eye of former NASA engineer Homer Hickam, who commented “Language” underneath her tweet.
Naomi then replied, “Suck my d— and balls I’m working at NASA.”
That’s when Hickam, 75, revealed his identity. “And I am on the National Space Council that oversees NASA,” Hickam wrote.




As for why Hickam responded to Naomi’s tweets in the first place, he explained it was only to protect her future.
“I’m a Vietnam vet and not at all offended by the F-word. However, when I saw NASA and the word used together, it occurred to me that this person might get in trouble if NASA saw it,” he said.
“So I tweeted to her one word: ‘Language’ and intended to leave it at that.”



seems pretty silly to me.

do you think she should be fired for this?

was it vulgar? sure

was it funny? yes
to me anyway




posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:07 AM
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its also damn funny that she says what she says and then it turns out to be a suit at NASA

seems like it is going to be all good though


“She reached out to me with an unnecessary apology which I heartily accepted and returned with my own,” Hickam wrote. “After talking to her, I am certain she deserves a position in the aerospace industry and I’m doing all I can to secure her one that will be better than she lost.”



i think it might be best for people in general if everyone just stops the twitter/insta/facebook crap.

seems like not much good ever comes of it

this one is funny though

i like her style



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:08 AM
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No, people are ridiculous. Honestly, f* isn't even a terrible word anymore, it's standard vernacular in any song playing on the radio.


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posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:08 AM
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She should be fired for being a f# idiot.


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posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:08 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

I would have fired her too.
Some jobs come with a code of conduct policy.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:09 AM
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Funny? Not really.

But... Hardly worth losing an internship over, though I could see someone saying something about it. She does, after all, now represent NASA.

I'm sure NASA has rules of conduct...if she broke 'em, then that's on her.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:09 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Good for her!

That's most assuredly a point in her favor.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:10 AM
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originally posted by: Baldryck
No, people are ridiculous. Honestly, f* isn't even a terrible word anymore, it's standard vernacular in any song playing on the radio.


Even if it's an oh so terrible word adults should be allowed to say it.
Even people that work at NASA

Operation paperclip. Bring in the Nazis.
Just don't say #



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Normally this wouldn't bother me....

However a government agency fired her for using her freedom of speech.

Sounds like she got her rights violated.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

I'm torn. It was funny, but not smart.

I've worked for a few corporations and we basically get told never to put the company name with anything we wouldn't show our boss.

I don't think anyone will be surprised by the recourse.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:12 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: TinySickTears

I would have fired her too.
Some jobs come with a code of conduct policy.


Looks like she is getting the spot after all so maybe people should stop being sensitive little front holes.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:13 AM
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a reply to: grey580


However a government agency fired her for using her freedom of speech.

Sounds like she got her rights violated.


Um, no.

Being an employee is a contract, you can quit and they can fire you. Freedom works both ways.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:14 AM
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Can her. Crap attitude. The major part of her studies should have been something other than social media antics.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:14 AM
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originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: TinySickTears

Normally this wouldn't bother me....

However a government agency fired her for using her freedom of speech.

Sounds like she got her rights violated.


Well like we hear all the time we are not free from consequence.
As usual. Freedom of speech, just don't say anything.

Can't have a person at NASA who cusses on Twitter



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears

originally posted by: Baldryck
No, people are ridiculous. Honestly, f* isn't even a terrible word anymore, it's standard vernacular in any song playing on the radio.


Even if it's an oh so terrible word adults should be allowed to say it.
Even people that work at NASA

Operation paperclip. Bring in the Nazis.
Just don't say #


No one said she's not aloud to say it.

But if I worked for the FBI and said


suck my d* and balls, I work for the FBI, they as an employer have the right to fire me for using their name in a vulgar message.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears


Can't have a person at NASA who cusses on Twitter


Which would have been fine if the tweet didn't have their name attached to it.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

Believe me I get it
Just seems silly.


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posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:17 AM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears

originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: TinySickTears

I would have fired her too.
Some jobs come with a code of conduct policy.


Looks like she is getting the spot after all so maybe people should stop being sensitive little front holes.



Keep lowering the standards.
We won't have any eventually.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:17 AM
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I could see it as grounds for losing the internship. Despite what people think, your private life affects your employer. No employer (particularly large and well known employers) wants to have their name associated with someone who could sully their reputation.

My wife is an executive in communications at large companies. She is constantly having to deal with media calls when some low level azzhat does something inappropriate and is tied back as an employee to the company. Companies hate it.

People are going to learn to stop posting so much on social media whether it is trolling and bad language to dry snitching on themselves after committing crimes.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 11:17 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

She represents NASA which, possibly, could be representing the entire human race to the galaxy.

"Welcome to Earth, bitch! Suck my d# and balls!"

That's what you want?



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