HMV Employee Live Tweets 'Mass Firing'
Thursday 31st January 2013
A disgruntled HMV employee has used the company's twitter feed to live blog their firing.
The world-famous record store went into administration earlier this month following a disappointing Christmas period.
As employees were gathered in HR to hear their fate, one employee logged on to @hmvtweets to let the public know what was happening.
Although the tweets were deleted within a couple of minutes, they were retweeted hundreds of times. One tweet even says that the perpitrator overheard the Marketing Director asking "How do I shut down Twitter?".
We've saved the tweets and you can read them in full below.
HMV Firing: Live Tweets
We're tweeting live from HR where we're all being fired! Exciting!! #hmvXFactorFiring
Sorry we've been quiet for so long. Under contract, we've been unable to say a word, or -more importantly - tell the truth #hmvXFactorFiring
There are over 60 of us being fired at once! Mass execution, of loyal employees who love the brand. #hmvXFactorFiring
Just overheard our Marketing Director (he's staying, folks) ask "How do I shut down Twitter?" #hmvXFactorFiring
Under usual circumstances, we'd never dare do such a thing as this. However, when the company you dearly love is being ruined...
...and those hard working individuals, who wanted to make hmv great again, have mostly been fired, there seemed no other choice.
Especially since these accounts were set up by an intern (unpaid, technically illegal) two years ago.
So really, what have we to lose? It's been a pleasure folks! Best wishes to you all!