Planking is all the rage now, especially here in thePhilippines. It's never been something that I've been fond of or wanted to immitate but many people and immitation is a great form of flattery. However, aside from looking stupid, it could also get a person fired as a 4-year store supervisor at Gamestop has just proven.
Because he was planking while in a supervisory position, combined with the Twitter posts, his termination is considered gross negligence. Mazzocchi was a Senior Game Advisor, and had been working at Gamestop since 2007.
At first this may seem like an overreaction, Gamestop is considering not only their own reputation but the safety of its employees in this matter. Mazzocchi was putting himself in potential danger both on company property and while on the clock. By posting the images to Twitter, he essential nailed his own coffin. Gamestop is notorious for monitoring its employees actions on the web, and this is not the first time a company has used evidence from social networking sites like Twitter as grounds for termination.