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Excitement or ego?

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Everyone wants their future employees to be excited about joining the company. But one employee apparently was too excited, and was fired before he started.

There is such a thing as bad publicity.

Journalist Khristopher J. Brooks was so proud at being hired by The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., that he announced it in an NBA-style press release on his Tumblr and WordPress blog.

But the move backfired when the newspaper fired him for improper use of its logo and for using executive editor David Letford’s hiring-letter quotes in the release, according to Brooks.

You can read more about it here. So, what would you do in a situation like this? Email me at or @lawnlandscape.

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April 17th, 2012 at 2:48 pm