HR Strange But True!
December 29, 2011

Twitter is more popular than ever. The social media powerhouse has been in the news a lot lately, and like other social media networks, some of the articles are about employees misusing the platform.

While there can be several contributing factors as to why employees tweet things they should—frustration, termination, etc. —this story is partly due to intoxication.

A legislative correspondent and two legislative assistants weren’t taking their positions on Capitol Hill very seriously and shared their wild ways via Twitter.

NW Daily Marker posted the employees’ tweets, which appear to have spanned several months. The employees used personal, not work, Twitter accounts.

One staffer allegedly tweeted about drinking on the job, saying that he “couldn’t pass a field sobriety test.”

Another tweet asked, “Were you just drinking jack and coffee during your meeting?”

There were other tweets that insulted the boss himself, a congressman.

A spokesman for the congressman said that the office became aware of the tweets and fired the three employees involved.


Washington Times
NY Daily Marker

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