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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    Anon, 9 Jan 2009 @ 6:24am

    Laid off by phone

    Four years ago I was laid off via a phone call on my mobile whilst on holiday. Needless to say there was no warning, nor period of staff consultation as required by UK law... an employment tribunal found in my favour!

    I wish I had been watching my former boss for his reaction when the verdict was handed down!

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