Sacked HMV workers hijack Twitter stream

Axed HMV workers hijacked the music retailer's Twitter stream to tell the world of a "mass execution" taking place at their UK headquarters.

Music retailer, HMV called in the administrators when bosses realised they were likely to miss banking covenants at the end of January.

Deloitte was brought on board to seek a way forward for the ailing business. Yesterday HMV confirmed that it was slashing 190 jobs from its head office and the distribution network.

However, a group of staffers who seized control of HMV's official Twitter feed provided a running commentary on developments at corp HQ.

"There are over 60 of us being fired at once! Mass execution, of loyal employees who love the brand. #hmvXFactorFiring," the staffer said.

 "We're tweeting live from HR where we're all being fired," it added.