Hired and Fired Twitter Style


A Master’s student at UC Berkeley has learned the hard way that some thoughts should be kept private – and off Twitter, Connor Riley was offered a job at Cisco Systems in California.

She tweeted this soon after:
“Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.”

As innocuous as this comment may sound, one web-savvy Cisco manager saw the tweet and didn’t find it so amusing.

Tim Levad tweeted back:
“Who is the hiring manager. I’m sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco  are versed in the web.”

The tweets went viral, even after Riley set her account to private. Her pictures and personal info have been revealed. Her job offer, I’m sure, was rescinded.

Behold the power of 140 characters.

Original Source: Cheezhead

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