Employees 'live-tweet' sackings at British retailer HMV
LONDON (AFP) - Staff at collapsed British music retailer HMV hijacked the company's official Twitter account on Thursday to warn they were being sacked en masse.
The tweets were swiftly deleted but within minutes administrators Deloitte confirmed 190 redundancies had been made across HMV's head office and distribution network as a "necessary step in restructuring the business".
On the official @HMVtweets account, the outgoing staff in the human resources (HR) department began with a strangely upbeat message reading: "We're tweeting live from HR where we're all being fired! Exciting!!"
Further messages followed: "There are over 60 of us being fired at once! Mass execution, of loyal employees who love the brand.