Advisor fired over Facebook post

Advisor fired over Facebook post

Advisor fired over Facebook post

Crossinvest investigated the incident and chose to fire the wealth manager.

Casey’s behaviour fulfills the worst stereotypes of those working in the financial industry – disconnected, arrogant and condescending – which could certainly impact Crossinvest’s brand.
However, People Management editor Robert Jeffery argues the incident was blown out of proportion.

“It’s hard to defend Casey (and why bother, as he doesn’t sound the most pleasant of individuals?). But I suspect many will have felt a spasm of sympathy as they read of his misdemeanours – not for his views, which are offensive… but for the way something so innocuously foolish has been blown out of all proportion,” Jeffery wrote. “It’s time for organizations to become more philosophical about the occasional social-media slip,” Jeffery added. “Casey and other online braggarts are better ignored than reviled.”

Do you agree with Crossinvest had the right to fire Anton Casey? Share your thoughts WP in the comment box below.

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  • Eric Hunter 2014-01-31 9:05:30 AM
    The guy's a moron but it's ridiculous to fire someone over that slip.
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  • k.c. tsirigotis 2014-01-31 9:28:02 AM
    his arrogant, ignorant, and condescending behaviour requires a huge dose of humility!

    i have absolutely no sympathy or empathy for this dude; does he think his sh.. don't stink or something???

    the only thing that makes him "different" is that he was lucky to get a much better paying job.-
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  • Susan 2014-01-31 9:34:19 AM
    There is power of life and death in the "tongue" you are responsible for your words whether verbal or written on paper or presented in social media. Judge not lest ye be judged!
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