HMV staff tweet about 'firing'

Tweets have appeared on the official HMV account this afternoon which appear to show the true feelings of staff losing their jobs.

'It's been a tough day for us all at HMV'

HMV's Twitter account has tweeted about the tweets from staff that appeared earlier in the day, describing it as a "tough day" for everyone.

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Our @hmvtweets picked up a lot of attention today, it’s clearly been a tough day for us all at hmv, please stick with us #hmvxfactorfiring

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There have been job losses today, but not in our stores. We are still open for business, thx for your continued support #savehmv

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One of our departing colleagues was understandably upset. We’re still here thou, thx for supporting hmv thro these challenging times

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190 redundancies confirmed by HMV administrators

The Joint Administrators of HMV have confirmed to ITV News that 190 redundancies have been made across the Companies Head Office and distribution network. There have been no redundancies across the retail network with all stores remaining open and continuing to trade.

Since our appointment as Administrators over two weeks ago, we have been assessing the financial position of HMV. Following this review, a number of redundancies at the head office and distribution centres have been made.

Although such decisions are always difficult, it is a necessary step in restructuring the business to enhance the prospects of securing its future as a going concern.

We have been very pleased with the level of interest in the business as a going concern, whilst the response from customers has demonstrated the demand to see HMV remain on the high street.

Equally, the support received from suppliers has been very positive and has enabled us to continue trading during the administration. As a result of all of these factors, I remain hopeful we will be able to secure a future for a restructured business.

– Nick Edwards, Joint Administrator

HMV's 'hard working individuals' have been 'fired'

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Under usual circumstances, we'd never dare do such a thing as this. However, when the company you dearly love is being ruined...

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...and those hard working individuals, who wanted to make hmv great again, have mostly been fired, there seemed no other choice.

More: HMV staff live tweeting from HR 'as they're being fired'

HMV staff live tweeting from HR 'as they're being fired'

Tweets have appeared on the official HMV account this afternoon which appear to show the true feelings of staff losing their jobs.

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We're tweeting live from HR where we're all being fired! Exciting!! #hmvXFactorFiring

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

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Sorry we've been quiet for so long. Under contract, we've been unable to say a word, or -more importantly - tell the truth #hmvXFactorFiring

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