Fake Stephen Conroy: Telstra have fired me

Despite last week’s comments from Telstra that Leslie Nassar – the man behind the fake Stephen Conroy Twitter account – was not going to lose his job, it appears that he has lost his job.  

Responding to speculation that his job was on the line, an hour ago Nassar posted on the Stephen Conroy account:

“Just landed in Sydney. If I have been fired, nobody has told me about it.”

But half an hour ago he posted:

“Okay, I’ve been fired for contravening Telstra’s AWA that mandates that you don’t criticise Telstra — ever — even in jest”

According to Nassar, a satirical posting on his website Department of Internets on what he’d do if he was the CEO of Telstra proved to be the final straw.

In it, his manifesto included ditching Big Pond (“It’s just like iTunes; a slower, uglier, emptier, and aggravatingly buggier version of iTunes”) and replacing the company’s concept stores with actual Apple stores.

Meanwhile, the Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that Telstra says Nassar has not been fired, but is subject to a “disciplinary process”.

As Mumbrella revealed yesterday, Nassar is due to speak at the first meeting of Social Media Club Sydney next month.


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