Cisco Tweets a Pink Slip, For Yet to be Hired Staffer 5


Falling under the category of “What Not to Do on Twitter 101,” a soon to be hired Cisco employee, turned “fired” after just one Tweet.

The unnamed job applicant, who had been offered a job by the network giant, posted the following tweet:

“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.”

To which Tim Levad, a channel partner advocate for Cisco, responded:

“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.”

Proving that Facebook isn’t the only social platform that can get you in corporate trouble for putting your foot in your mouth, and that the tech savvy industry isn’t immune, the incident is also reminiscent of another public Twitter fallout.

This incident has also created its own meme across the Web and the Twittersphere, and even landed on TechMeme’s (top tech stories) Website. While the unnamed applicant will surely rebound and “survive,” one would think he/she would have thought before posting something about Cisco, a company so well versed in the Web, that they market the “Human Network.”


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