Man Fired Over Obscene Chrysler Tweet Is Sorry 3-17-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Man Fired Over Obscene Chrysler Tweet Is Sorry 3-17-2011

A Chrysler contractor who posted an obscene tweet on the Chrysler brand's official account says he's sorry his four-letter flub has cost his firm the account and him his job.
Scott Bartosiewicz's Twitter posting from last week read: "I find it ironic that Detroit is known as the #motorcity and yet no one here knows how to (expletive) drive."
Shortly after, the tweet was removed from Chrysler's Twitter feed. Chrysler said Thursday that the tweet "obviously" was meant to appear on the employee's personal Twitter account, rather than on Chrysler's, and that automaker did not demand that person be fired.

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The 28-year-old Ferndale said the tweet was sent while he was stuck on the freeway and was meant to appear on his personal account.
The error contributed to Chrysler's decision not to renew its contract with Bartosiewicz's employer, New Media Strategies.
Bartosiewicz says he's upset knowing all the work he did is being "overshadowed by 140 characters."
New Media Strategies CEO Pete Snyder said his firm regretted the "unfortunate incident."
"It certainly doesn't accurately reflect the overall high-quality work we have produced for Chrysler," Snyder said in a statement. "We respect their decision and will work with them to ensure an effective transition of this business going forward."
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