@chefjimknight Welcome to The Shepherd's Crook Jim - your misfortune is our very good fortune!!! Enjoy your Xmas Day with your new baby!!— The Shepherd's Crook (@TheShepherdsCro) December 16, 2013
Things seem to have worked out splendidly for British chef Jim Knight: Days after getting sacked from The Plough in Oxfordshire and then hijacking their Twitter account to complain to the world about how much that sucked, Knight is ready to start a new job today. Last night Knight tweeted: "That's enough of all that then. I have a new job to start!" Knight was fired from The Plough on Sunday, supposedly for asking for a weekend off in December and for refusing to work on Christmas Day.
Knight will be cooking at The Shepherd's Crook another pub in Oxfordshire, less than 10 miles away from The Plough. The Shepherd's Crook's Twitter bio now mention's Knight, saying "now employing chef Jim Knight, of international Twitter fame," and they have several tweets welcoming Knight to the team. They also have assured Knight that he will get Christmas off, as requesting that day off was apparently part of why Knight got fired in the first place. The Shepherd's Crook tweets: "@chefjimknight Welcome to The Shepherd's Crook Jim - your misfortune is our very good fortune!!! Enjoy your Xmas Day with your new baby!!"
Not surprisingly, Knight does not have access to The Shepherd's Crook's Twitter. It seems that Knight created The Plough's account himself with management's permission; perhaps they never had access to it? Regardless, the tweets Knight angrily wrote from The Plough's account have been deleted, along with all of the restaurant's other tweets. The tweets are saved for posterity in Eater's past coverage. The Plough has also come out and refuted some of Knight's allegations, telling Sky News that they had been clear since Knight was hired in October that he'd be expected to work Sundays.