Employee Fired For Tweeting About Bosses “Summer Hours”

Vanessa Williams Tweet Firing

Vanessa Williams no longer works for the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. after she tweeted a message about her bosses and fellow employees.

Williams tweeted:

“We start summer hours today. That means most of the staff leave at noon, many to hit the links. Do you observe summer hours? What do you do?”

After realizing he was being called out Vanessa’s boss quickly fired her.

In the end Williams’ boss looks like a bad guy who can’t take what very well may have been a joke, while highlighting a major issue for social media, how should users balance what they present online with how it will be presented to those around them. The entire point of social media is to share your thoughts on life, work, family, friends, etc. however many users, Vanessa included have taken the idea of open communication to it’s extreme.

Then again perhaps she shouldn’t have tweeted the message directly from the company’s Twitter account:

Vanessa Williams Tweet Firing

James Kosur

James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development at Business2Community.com and the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.


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