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Woman sacked over offensive tweet

Twitter might be the best platform to voice your thought, but if you tweet thoughtlessly, it might just cost you your job. Reportedly a social media professional was sacked from her job after she tweeted about...

entertainment Updated: Jun 09, 2011 18:27 IST

Twitter might be the best platform to voice your thought, but if you tweet thoughtlessly, it might just cost you your job. Ironically, a social media professional was sacked from her job after she tweeted about the company's summer policy.

Vanessa Williams, Pennsylvania, was fired from the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. in part because of a tweet saying, "We start summer hours today. That means most of the staff leave at noon, many to hit the links. ...".

According to Morning Call, the company's CEO was upset as the tweet suggested that his employees leave early from work. He said: "I think this is an interesting lesson for all of us about the use of social media … how much information goes out there immediately and what the consequences are," reports Newser.

TwitterHe also clarified that employees may leave early on Fridays only when they've otherwise completed 40 hours of work, a summer policy that has been in place for several years.

Now, before you type the 140 characters, beware of getting a pink slip.