Brit teenager sacked from job after calling it boring on Facebook

February 27th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI  


London, Feb 27 (ANI): A Brit teenager has been sacked from her job after she called it boring on Facebook.

Kimberley Swann, 16, was sacked with immediate effect after she posted the comment about working in Ivell Marketing and Logistics Limited in Clacton, Essex, as an administrator.

They were just being nosey, going through everything. I think it is really sad, it makes them look stupid that they are going to be so petty, Sky News quoted her as saying.

But boss Steve Ivell revealed that Swann had posted the comments about her job and invited other staff members to read them.

Had Miss Swann put up a poster on the staff notice board making the same comments and invited other staff to read it there would have been the same result, he explained.

Her display of disrespect and dissatisfaction undermined the relationship and made (her job) untenable.

We thought that Miss Swann’’s best interests would be served by working for a company that would more suit her expectations, he added.

Brendan Barber, from the TUC union, said that employees need to protect their privacy online and employers should be less sensitive to criticism.

Most employers wouldn”t dream of following their staff down the pub to see if they were sounding off about work to their friends, he said.

Just because snooping on personal conversations is possible these days, it doesn”t make it healthy, Barber added. (ANI)

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