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Girl Slags Off Boss On Facebook And Gets Fired

A woman was seemingly fired from her job after she posted derogatory remarks about her boss on social networking site Facebook, forgetting that she had added her boss into her friend list before posting that abusive rant.

The female worker, named “Lindsay”, updated her status on the site with “OMG [oh my God] I HATE MY JOB!!” She further wrote: “My boss is a total pervy wanker always making me do shit stuff just to piss me off!!”

The post infuriated her boss who logged on to the site within few hours after she posted the tirade. In his response, Lindsay’s boss, named “Brian”, posted reply reminding her that he could access her comments and that he would place her P45 in the post.

In his post, the angered boss wrote: “That shit stuff” is called your “job”, you know, what I pay you to do. And lastly, you also seem to have forgotten that you have two weeks left on your six-month trial period. Don't bother coming in tomorrow.

Furthermore, he mocked Lindsay for forgetting that she had added him into the friend list of the social networking website, and that she was unable to perform even simplest of tasks.

This intriguing case has raised alarms for the employees to check twice before they use their freedom of expression on social networking platforms, particularly when they have their bosses added in the friend list.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.