Troy Garrod, 27 was sacked from the job he held for over four years after he clicked the ‘like’ button on a Facebook picture. He said he 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.
|This is the photo he liked
A female colleague uploaded the photo 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.
Troy said: “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.”