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Mann says he was fired after his boss secretly befriended him on Xbox

A man claims he was fired from his job after accepting a random friend request that turned out to be his boss.

Brandon (@placementco) posted on TikTok on April 30th. In the clip, he says: “Yeah, so today I got fired from my job. Don’t add random people on Xbox as it seems bosses do this now. And I work from home; I play Xbox, you know what I mean.”

@placementco Bruh… today is the day I no longer accept friend requests… #fired #employee #work #9to5 #corporatetiktok #workbestie ♬ Original sound – placementco

Brandon shares the email his boss allegedly sent to inform him of his resignation. hoping to catch you before you leave, but our lawyers were not available for consultation before 4pm today,” it said. “Upon advice of counsel, you are hereby terminated…”

“I’m really sorry it ended like this; I couldn’t have given you more options, kindness and flexibility,” his boss reportedly wrote.

As of Friday, TikTok has over 143,400 views.

In the comments, TikTokers said that’s why “I don’t add anyone from work on social media or tag my job.”

“This is a whole new level of micromanagement,” wrote another TikToker.

Other people were suspicious of Brandon’s TikTok, calling it “fake” and “really clever.” [ad] for this company.” As the TikTok handle suggests, Placement is a career coaching company and other videos on his profile relate to job counseling. In a second TikTok uploaded Thursday, Brandon talks about being fired for playing Xbox, but “It’s all good, I’m hiring a career coach and will find a new job soon. Do not worry.”

The Daily Dot contacted @placementco via TikTok comment and placement via email.


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*Initial publication: May 6, 2022 at 10:17 am CDT

Kathleen Wang

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