Daycare worker fired after posting about hating children on Facebook

Posted at 11:59 AM, Apr 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-30 12:05:38-04

THE COLONY, Texas — A daycare worker from Texas was fired before she even started her first day of work -- all because of what she wrote on Facebook.

Single mom Kaitlyn Walls said she was happy that she finally found steady work to help pay the bills, but she seemed less excited that the job was at a daycare center.

Kaitlyn Walls

Kaitlyn Walls

“I start my new job today,” the 27-year-old mom posted on Facebook. “But I absolutely hate working at day care.” She also wrote “I just really hate being around a lot of kids.”

Her post sparked immediate criticism on social media.

“I had all these girls attacking me because I don’t want to be around a lot of kids all the time,” Walls said. “I actually cried. It really hurt me because I wasn’t trying to offend anybody ever.”

Walls said when the daycare operators got wind of her post, they told her to not bother coming in to work.

“It really was a big mistake,” Walls admitted. “I don’t hate children, no not at all, I have my own, she’s beautiful I love her. I was just venting.”

Walls said once she landed her next job, she would keep her opinions to herself.

“I’m not going to post anything like it ever no matter how I feel,” Walls said.