Lose your job in a single Tweet!


Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook can be a fun way to share your opinion on everything from lunch to popular television show Lost. But it seems that nobody remembers that anyone can see what you say. One young lady from California found out just how true that was after she blew a job offer in less than 140 characters on the popular microblogging site, Twitter.

On her way home from an interview with Cisco Systems, Inc., this job applicant shared 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."

Somehow she missed the fact that Cisco, a technology company, is pretty web savvy and received a quick reply from Cisco channel advocate Tim Levad. He tweeted to her: "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."

While there's no definitive answer to whether the individual involved lost their job offer, the fact that her "fatty paycheck" comment has given birth to the Cisco Fatty meme with its own website and is a top trend on Twitter, it's highly likely that someone at Cisco knows who this is and how they feel about their new job.