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Fired Over Twitter: 13 Tweets That Got People CANNED

Huffington Post     First Posted: 07/14/10 12:32 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:05 PM ET

To your employer, you are what you tweet.

While most of your Twitter updates may be harmless--whether it's the latest viral video or what you had for breakfast--voicing an opinion on Twitter, even if it's not expressly critical, can land you in hot water and out of a job.

We've taken a look at 13 people who were fired over their Twitter posts. Was it excessive or did they earn it? Vote in the slideshow below.

 
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After an interview at Cisco Systems, Connor Riley (aka @theconnor) confessed in a tweet that she would hate the job but relish the "fatty paycheck." When a channel partner advocate for Cisco Alert stumbled across her Twitter account, theconnor's fate was sealed. "Who is the hiring manager," the Twitter sleuth wrote. "I’m sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the web."

The story became an overnight sensation and earned theconnor the unfortunate nickname "Cisco Fatty." Someone even created a website called CiscoFatty.com.
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