Was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired from Hot Dog on a Stick in 2008 for incompetence? No, that's not true: a meme making that claim uses an actual 2008 photo of a Hot Dog on a Stick worker named "Stephanie" but at the time Ocasio-Cortez was in college in Boston, more than a thousand miles away from the nearest Hot Dog on a Stick location.
The picture appears to have been created using the Imgflip meme generator:
Blank Hot dog on a stick template
The source picture itself appently first appeared in 2008 as a Flickr photo by someone named Michael Zampelli:
Stephanie Prepares Your corndog batter!
The name tag on the hat clearly says "Stephanie", not "Alexandria" or "Sandy" (as Ocasio-Cortez sometimes went).
In 2008 Ocasio-Cortez was studying international relations and economics at Boston University. Boston is in Massachusetts. Hot Dog on a Stick is a snack food chain that originally launched in California and which nowadays operates in seven states. You can check their current location map here:
Order Ahead and Skip the Line at Hot Dog on a Stick. Place Orders Online or on your Mobile Phone.
here is a screenshot of the map on that site:
It appears the closes state with a Hot Dog on a Stick franchise is Louisiana, which is about 1600 miles away from Boston. And we are not even sure the company was already operating there in 2008.
So the claim made in this image is definitely false: