HMV worker seizes official Twitter account as 190 staff lose their jobs

'Sorry we have been quiet for so long'

An anonymous person with access to the official HMV twitter feed has claimed to be one of the 190 people who today have lost their job at the embattled retailer.


In a series of messages, now in the process of being deleted, one former employee wrote:

"We're Tweeting live from HR where we're all being fired! Exciting!!"

The person continued:

"There are over 60 of us being fired at once! Mass execution, of loyal employees who love the brand."

And added:

"Sorry we have been quiet for so long. Under contract, we've been unable to say a word, or - more importantly - tell the truth."

Later, the person wrote:

"Under usual circumstances, we'd never dare do such a thing as this. However, when the company you dearly love is being ruined... ...and those hard working individuals, who wanted to make hmv great again, have mostly been fired, there seemed no other choice. Especially since these [social media] accounts were set up by an intern (unpaid, technically illegal)"

The official HMV Twitter account has more than 66,000 followers.


HMV entered into administration on January 14. The company has confirmed around sixty job losses by the corporation has told CVG that there are no planned store closures in the near-term.

Deloitte, the company's administrator, today announced that 190 people workers have lost their jobs at head office and distribution.

Nick Edwards, the joint administrator, said the lay-offs were a "necessary step in restructuring the business to enhance the prospects of securing its future as a going concern".

He said he was hopeful that the company will be acquired