Employers saving money because of Twitter? It’s not actually Twitter that saves employers money, it’s the person doing the Tweeting, really. The Tweeter (?) in question is an almost-Cisco employee. The individual was given a job offer following an interview at Cisco. He proceeded to Tweet the following:
Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.
A current Cisco employee, after reading this, Tweeted back:
Who is the hiring manager. I’m sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the web.
[Insert chuckle from author.] Oh, that is justice, is it not? The Cisco employee saved Cisco a bundle of money by preventing this near-miss. Cisco now won’t be burdened with a disengaged employee and the inevitable costs associated with replacing the employee (sooner rather than later).
I am left with one slightly troubling question, though. Was the Cisco employee at work when he read the first Tweet? I’m going to think positive and say he was probably off duty, right? One thing is for certain–this won’t be the last story of employees (and potential employees) who Tweet themselves right out of a job!
For previous posts on Google, Facebook, and Twitter in the Workplace, see: