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Does that Tweet Scream ‘Fire Me’?

If you’re a Twitter user, you’ve probably seen a few Tweets from disgruntled workers. From ranting about the boss to complaining about pay, Twitter, like other social media sites, is becoming an area where employees feel comfortable complaining about anything work-related. The problem—Twitter is a public social media site.

A new app, FireMe!, is collecting and showcasing employee tweets that went too far. The messages are grouped into four categories: Haters, Horrible Bosses, Sexual Intercourse, and Potential Killers. As you can probably tell, some of the tweets bring up serious workplace issues, such as sexual harassment and workplace violence.

The self-proclaimed goal of the app is to “raise awareness about the danger of public online data. Most people seem to be unaware that, on the Internet, once said, you can never take it back. 

“All tweets shown here are publicly available on Twitter. So don’t blame us, instead get responsible.”

The app also has an assessment tool to see if your Twitter account is crossing the line. After submitting a twitter account, you’ll receive a FireMeter score to see if the account is pushing it.

Editor’s Note: For HR pros looking for apps to day-to-day HR tasks, read BLR® Legal Editor Holly Jones’s article 10 apps to increase your HR work productivity.