Hired via Facebook? Fired via Facebook

from the *poke*-you're-fired dept

We've seen stories of people being fired over email and even text message before, but now there's a story of a Canadian spa worker fired via Facebook (via Michael Geist). The woman still got dressed and went to in to work that day because she thought it was a joke. Using Facebook seems rather harsh, though she admits to being hired over Facebook and the firing was done via private message (as opposed to a wall post...), but it's no real surprise that a common method of communication eventually gets used this way. That doesn't mean it's not cruel, but I wouldn't expect it to be an isolated case (we've already seen legal papers served via Facebook). It's got to make you wonder what's next though, fired via Twitter? "@unfortunatesoul btw you're #fired sry"

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    PaulT (profile), 9 Jan 2009 @ 1:38am

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    I prefer the method they have on Fark.com to an outright ban... The words "first post" are filtered to say "boobies" or "weiners", and the timestamp moved so that they're no longer the first post. Childish, but it seems to stop most people from trying it more than once.

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