Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cisco Fatty, or Nothing Is Private

Image: Connor Riley
Connor Riley, a.k.a. "Cisco Fatty" is a lady, and in fact, not even remotely fat. (h/t Helen Popkin)

On the way home from a job interview Riley tweeted,

"Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work."

...and got a tweet in return,

"Who is the hiring manager. I’m sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the web."

The tweets went viral.
Things got 'internet-ugly' quickly.
Cisco responded with a calm and measured explanation of their social media policy.
Riley didn't take the job.
She was interviewed about the whole dustup later, here.

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