HR Strange But True

Fired Chef Takes to Twitter on Company Account

Twitter has been a hot topic in our HR Strange But True! column lately. In most cases, it was about employees—or should we say ex-employees—posting something they shouldn’t.

Take, for example, the employee who tried to buy drugs via tweet, or congressional aides who were fired for tweeting about drinking on the job.

And how could we forget about the app FireMe! that curates inappropriate tweets—like workers saying—in colorful language—how much they hate their job.

Now, there’s a new Twitter tale, this time involving a chef. After his termination, the chef still had access to the pub’s Twitter account. He decided to post a few farewell tweets.

Tweets included: “Unfortunately he wanted to have a weekend off this month and Christmas Day this year for family commitments so we thought we’d sack him,” and “We don’t care that he has a 7½-month-old baby daughter.” The chef even made comments about the quality of meat at the restaurant.

Hungry for more? You can see the tweets at