Employee Fired for Tweeting About Cutting Out Early

Fired for a Tweet
Fired for a Tweet

"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?"

Sounds like a relatively harmless tweet, right? But it was enough to get social media specialist Vanessa Williams, who worked for the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp., fired the very next day. Her supervisor was steamed that she'd sent that message from the organization's official Twitter account, and here's why: