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Old Feb 1, 2013, 03:25 AM   #1
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HMV employee takes control of official twitter account as 60 get fired

http://successfulworkplace.com/2013/...be-controlled/

This broke yesterday, major British entertainment retailer HMV employee took control of the official @hmvtweets Twitter account and livetweeted what she called their “mass execution” as 60 of them got fired on the spot.

For the US folks, the company has been trading for 90 years and has basically gone under administration because they failed to compete online.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 05:39 AM   #2
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Looks like HMV will continue trading under their brand name in some form. Will be interesting to see what it will be, and... for how long.

HMv released their own statement saying they laid off 190 earlier.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 07:16 AM   #3
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Very interesting story, and thanks for posting it. The link - and the Twitter feed (until it was abruptly terminated) made for fascinating reading.

Well, the topic of HMV had already come up when the chain initially went into receivership, but I'm sorry to see it go.

However, I'm equally sorry to see that this dreadful way of treating employees seems to be gaining increasing acceptance the longer the recession continues. What is the problem with treating loyal, hard-working employees with courtesy and respect?
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However, I'm equally sorry to see that this dreadful way of treating employees seems to be gaining increasing acceptance the longer the recession continues. What is the problem with treating loyal, hard-working employees with courtesy and respect?
You're talking about UK retail. There is absolutely no courtesy and absolutely no respect for any employees. _Especially_ not for loyal and hard-working employees. Loyal and hard-working means you are just easier to exploit.
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Employers are getting worse and worse...if you are applying for a job, even a small part-time job you have to go through all kinds of screening, drug test, arrest record and more BUT IF YOU HAVE AN UZI...you don't have to be screened at all. Thirty round clips...sure why not? Nuts.
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Employers are getting worse and worse...if you are applying for a job, even a small part-time job you have to go through all kinds of screening, drug test, arrest record and more BUT IF YOU HAVE AN UZI...you don't have to be screened at all. Thirty round clips...sure why not? Nuts.
Who does drugs tests as part of applying for a job?
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