By Mark Mutahi
“We encourage employees of other organisations to get on Facebook during working hours and waste their organisation’s valuable company time, but we cannot allow the same to happen at our company. I mean, we take our working hours seriously,” said Dick Doucheberg, the Facebook Human Resources Director.
After being declared redundant, Tama King was allowed by his supervisor to make a status update on his wall for old times sake informing everyone that he was now jobless.
Minutes after making the status update, his girlfriend, whom he met on Facebook and who only used to hang out with him on payday, dumped him on the same social networking site.
“Let’s just be friends,” she said in a message when he furiously poked her twice.
But Tama King was horrified when he tried to access her Facebook profile only to find that she had already ‘unfriended’ him. When he sent her a message asking why, he learnt that she had blocked him. After countless fruitless attempts through friends of friends to get her back, Tama King accepted that it was now time to update his relationship status to single.
“If those Facebook people think they can get away with it by firing TK, they are mistaken,” one of his friends vowed.