Troy Garrod, 27, was relaxing at home when he noticed a colleague had uploaded photo of a jumper with five wolves printed on the back.
Along with over 70 other people he ‘liked’ the bizarre picture and thought nothing more of it.
But just days later he received a text informing him that he had been sacked from his job at the UK’s leading book wholesaler.
“I didn’t know what the photo meant but everyone else who worked there was liking it so I just joined in. When I received the text saying I’d been sacked I couldn’t believe it.“I felt really hurt and angry and all my former colleagues think what happened is ridiculous.“Being sacked by text and email is not right after four-and-a-half years of hard work.“I put my heart and soul into that company and enjoyed going into work every day.“It just seems so unfair that clicking the ‘like’ button has caused me so much trouble.”
Troy, who started working for Bertrams Books in 2011, spotted the Facebook picture on October 20.
It had been uploaded by a female colleague – who we are not naming – with the caption: “OMG I’m f**king crying…. I’m sure there’s a wolf fleece appreciation page pahahaha”.
The picture, taken inside one of the company’s warehouses, was ‘liked’ by scores of people. Three days after it was uploaded Troy received a text out of the blue informing him that he had been sacked.
He was told he “bullied” the jumper’s owner by ‘liking’ the “inappropriate” photograph.
“Over 70 people had liked the picture, so I just joined in thinking it was banter.
“Sadly I think people being sacked like this will become much more common.
“When people go on their Facebook timeline they don’t view it professionally, you think it’s just your social time.“I want to warn people to keep work and social divided on Facebook – be careful about befriending colleagues.”
Culled from UK Mirror