Facebook Entry That Earned 'Lindsay' Her P45

The Evening Standard (London, England), August 14, 2009 | Go to article overview

Facebook Entry That Earned 'Lindsay' Her P45


Byline: Tim Stewart

A WOMAN has apparently been fired after abusing her boss on Facebook -- and forgetting she was friends with him on the social networking site.

The worker, known only as "Lindsay", updated her Facebook status with "OMG [oh my God] I HATE MY JOB!!" She went on: "My boss is a total pervy w****r, always making me do s**t stuff just to p**s me off!! W****r!" Her boss "Brian" responded a few hours later just before 11pm, opening with: "Hi Lindsay, I guess you forgot about adding me on here?" He went on: "Firstly, don't flatter yourself. Secondly, you've worked here 5 months and didn't work out that I'm gay? Thirdly, that 's**t stuff' is called your 'job', you know, what I pay you to do. But the fact that you seem to be able to f**k up the simplest of tasks might contribute to how you feel about it.

"And lastly, you also seem to have forgotten that you have 2 weeks left on your 6 month trial period. Don't bother coming in tomorrow.

"I'll pop your P45 in the post and you can come in whenever you like to pick up any stuff you've left here. …

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