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  • 1 February 2013, 10:04

Sacked workers hijack Twitter account

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Staff at HMV used the company's official Twitter account to announce their own "mass execution" as administrators axed nearly 190 jobs.

The first indication that something was amiss came with a tweet that said: "We're tweeting live from HR where we're all being fired! Exciting!!"

The next message from the official Twitter feed read: "There are over 60 of us being fired at once! Mass execution, of loyal employees who love the brand."

A minute later one of the employees wrote: "Sorry we've been quiet for so long. Under contract, we've been unable to say a word, or - more importantly - tell the truth."

The next tweet said: "Just overheard our managing director (he's staying, folks) ask "How do I shut down Twitter."

Then 15 minutes later, all the offending tweets were removed. Shortly afterwards, administrators Deloitte put out a statement confirming the job losses.

The administrators, who were appointed on 15 January, are working on a rescue deal for the company ,which has 223 stores and more than 4,000 employees.