Social media anarchy ruled as the once-mighty HMV British music store chain fired its head office employees. Twitter followers were given a blow by blow account of the grim proceedings.

“There are over 60 of us being fired at once! Mass execution, of loyal employees who love the brand” said one message.

The tweets have since been taken down.

In a bitter account of the company hierarchy, one message read “Just overheard our Marketing Director (he’s staying, folks) ask “How do I shut down Twitter?” #hmvXFactorFiring”

See the messages below…

%TNT Magazine% HMV tweets