Even millionaire corporate executives aren’t immune to costly social media gaffes.
Meet Gene Morphis, the former CFO for fashion retailer Francesca’s Holdings Corp. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, he was fired for venting his frustrations on his public Facebook and Twitter pages.
Here are the posts that helped lead to his untimely exit:
• Jan. 27 on Facebook: “Roadshow completed. Sold $275 million of secondary shares. Earned my pay this week.”
• Mar. 6 on Twitter: “Dinner w/Board tonite. Used to be fun. Now one must be on guard every second.”
• Mar. 13 on Facebook: “Earnings released. Conference call completed. How do you like me now Mr. Shorty?”
Morphis’s blog, Morph’s View, is still live. On the blog, his bio says:
“I’m a middle-aged, politically conservative guy. I’ve been married to the same wonderful woman for 36 years. I’ve had a good career run as a financial officer. I’m also increasingly unhappy with demise of the conservative movement in the U.S., which will be the topic of many posts.”