HMV Employee Uses Company Account To Live-Tweet Mass Layoffs

An employee from British electronics retailer HMV got revenge for mass layoffs at the company’s headquarters. 

“We’re tweeting live from HR where we’re all being fired! Exciting!!” the employee tweeted to HMV‘s 63,000 followers.”There are over 60 of us being fired at once! Mass execution, of loyal employees who love the brand.”

The company hasn’t responded to the tweets, but had announced that it was laying off 190 employees to “eliminate redundancies” and manage expenses, the BBC reported. The company is seeking a buyer to turn around business. 

The tweets were quickly deleted, but Guardian web editor Jonathan Haynes got a screengrab.

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