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Manager Fired Following Social Media Tweet About Company's Holiday Gift

Call it a lesson in workplace etiquette

Call it a lesson in workplace etiquette — and policies — and the power of social media.

A Fastenal branch manager in Canada was fired just before New Year’s Day for violating company policy when he lobbed a tweet criticizing the company’s choice of a holiday gift of BBQ sauce and a wooden grill scraper, the CEO confirmed Monday.

“I am not going to deny it. We did terminate an employee,” said Fastenal CEO Dan Florness. He said that Fastenal’s policy about acceptable standards of conduct is given to every employee and posted on the company website.

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