Disgruntled HMV employees briefly took over the company’s official Twitter account yesterday, live-tweeting their dismissal.
HMV, a struggling British entertainment retailer, entered administration earlier this month, putting approximately 4.500 jobs at risk. According to the Independent, Deloitte, the firm selected to run HMV, has cut 190 redundancies “across the company’s head office and distribution network.” Yesterday, infuriated workers from HMV’s HR department took to Twitter to air their grievances.
“We’re tweeting live from HR where we’re all being fired! Exciting!! #hmvXFactorFiring,” read the first rogue tweet. “There are over 60 of us being fired at once,” read the next. “Mass execution, of loyal employees who love the brand. #hmvXFactorFiring.” Subsequent posts went on to claim that employees have been “under contract” and unable to “say a word” prior to the Twitter takeover and that the HMV handle was “set up by an intern (unpaid, technically illegal) two years ago.”