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HMV starts headcount cuts, Twitter account reveals

Rogue tweeter shut down
Thu Jan 31 2013, 15:45
HMV's Twitter account went to the dogs

SOMEONE AT HIGH STREET STORE HMV has briefly held control of the firm's Twitter account at a time of some unrest within the firm.

The Twitter account hmvtweets went from puffy promotional stuff to hell-raising bomb dropping this afternoon when, we understand, mass redundancies were being announced.

HMV has been in limbo since early January. The pressure on staff will have been hard to take. Frustration, as it is wont to do, has steamed up here and bubbled over.

HMV workers protest at redundancies

"There are 60 of us being fired at once! Mass execution of loyal employees who love the brand," read the first message.

This was followed, swiftly, by a comment about being gagged, and then, "Just overheard our Marketing Director, (He's staying, folks) ask 'How do I shut down Twitter?'"

A few more messages followed before someone, maybe the aforementioned MD, regained control of the account and began deleting the messages.

The messages were pretty damaging however, and have been screengrabbed, retweeted and winced at all over Twitter already.

The last one we saw, and one that we had to read from behind the sofa, read, "These accounts were set up by an intern (unpaid, technically illegal) two years ago." µ


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