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.”
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