Employee at London music company live-tweets mass layoffs from company account

Hell hath no fury like a fired employee. HMV—a London-based entertainment retailer—entered a form of bankruptcy protection earlier this month. On Thursday, the company fired 190 employees. The world learned of the layoffs when an HMV employee live-tweeted the firing from the company's verified account with messages like, "we're tweeting live from HR where we're all being fired! Exciting!!"

The tweets continued as the employee ranted about the state of things at HMV, divulged that the Twitter accounts had been set up by an unpaid intern, and announced that a marketing director was scrambling to figure out how to shut the accounts down as the fired employee was tweeting because of course the brass didn't think about that before telling everyone they were unemployed. [FastCompany]


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