Employees of the high-street brand HMV used Twitter to confirm they were being sacked today (January 31st), sky.com reports. They live-tweeted the event via the brand’s official Twitter page, under the @HMVtweets handle. The first tweet read: “We’re tweeting live from HR where we’re all being fired! Exciting!! #hmvXFactorFiring”. Although the social media content has since been deleted, other tweets appeared from the mystery tweeter – stating that the staff felt forced to make the situation public after being treated so poorly.