Daily Archives: May 8, 2009

Boss Fires Employee via Facebook

With social networking becoming such an integral part of our lives, both on and off the job, it was only a matter of time before bosses started using social media sites to communicate with, hire, and fire their employees.

The recent firing of an esthetician by her boss via Facebook has sparked a debate about whether “cyber sacking” will soon become a common method used to dismiss employees.

Though she had been previously hired for the job via Facebook, Cystal Bell of Canada was shocked to receive a termination email through Facebook two weeks later.  “I still got dressed and went into work that day because I thought she was kidding,” said Bell.

Have you been hired or fired through Facebook, Twitter, or another social networking site?  Share your experience with us in the the comments below!


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