Would you fire someone on Facebook? Would you be upset if you were fired ON Facebook? That’s what happened to Angel Clark, a weekend talk personality at WGMD Radio in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  She  wrote about it and displayed the messages on her blog.

The headline of the blog post may mislead just a little, the firing did not take place on her public timeline, but in a personal message.  Does that make it more palatable? After all, many people use Facebook as their e-mail for all intents and purposes. Still, with concerns over privacy, maybe there’s something just not quite right about using a social network to send an employee packing.

Angel was a part time employee,  but that shouldn’t make a difference. As far as I’m concerned, everyone should have the courtesy of an in-person meeting, with proper protocol followed. I worked at one large company that actually called local police every time they were going to fire someone.  This may be overkill, but with workplace shootings and violence, I can understand the company taking precautions.

Is firing by Facebook message something that will be more common? I’ll open it up to you.