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How to Get Fired on Facebook


My gran used to have a saying when something was just so ridiculous that it was hard to believe. She’d say “Well that just beggars belief!”

I thought of her today when I read this post about a young woman who lost her job on Facebook. I don’t mean she just said something stupid on Facebook and then got called in to the boss’s office the next day … I mean she literally got fired right there on Facebook! The exchange is below the fold – warning: choice language is used!

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Moral of this story: Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t be happy for anyone to read.

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Louise Fletcher

Louise co-founded Blue Sky in 2002 after a career as an HR executive. Her industry experience includes music, video games, fashion and advertising. She lived and worked in the US for many years, but moved back to her native UK in 2012, where she now lives in the Yorkshire countryside. In addition to her full-time role with Blue Sky, she's a professional artist, so you can imagine why she couldn't answer the 'what do you do with your free time' question! Contact Louise by email.

One comment on “How to Get Fired on Facebook”

  1. Honza says:

    I have no idea why people don’t learn. The cases of getting in trouble and losing one’s job, due to unwise use of social media, were publicized enough. I’m not delusional to think this is the last one, but shouldn’t there be fewer cases of online stupidity, as the public gets educated about social media? It always makes me wonder…

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