Apple sack employee after they go on big ol' Facebook rant
It's that time again when we look at someone getting fired from their job after slagging off the company they work for. You can weigh-up whether the employers are being overly harsh, or whether the employee is willingly stupid, knowing that people get fired for things like this all the time.
Anyway, a panel has upheld what they believed was a 'harsh but fair' decision to sack an Apple employee after their Facebook comments were found to harm the company's 'image'.
The employee got the sack after he was found making negative remarks about his iPhone. And he slagged Apple off as a company too.
The wonderfully named Samuel Crisp worked at the Norwich Apple Store before he got trigger happy and was handed his P45 after a colleague discovered the remarks and promptly went about grassing him up to the head of the store.
One comment read: ‘F***ed up my time zone for the third time in a week and woke me up at 3am? JOY!!’
T3 report that the case went before a tribunal, but unfortunately for Mister Crisp, the panel in Suffolk ruled against him stating that although it seemed a little heavy-handed, the sacking was legal as the comments could have affected Apple’s image, something that is ‘so central to its success’.
So, who is the idiot swine in all of this? We're pointing fingers directly at Mister Grasses Everyone Up ourselves...