Life & Style

Huawei punishes Employees for tweeting from iPhone

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has punished two employees for posting a New Year greeting on the company’s official Twitter account using an iPhone made by arch rival Apple.
.
.
Huawei dislodged Apple last year from its position as the world’s second biggest smartphone-seller, below global number one Samsung.
.
.
But in a public relations gaffe, the Chinese company wished followers a “Happy #2019” in a tweet on New Year’s Day – marked sent “via Twitter for iPhone”.
.
.
One unnamed employee and Huawei’s director of digital marketing were demoted and had their monthly salary slashed by $730), according to AFP.
.
.
As well as the pay cut, the digital marketing director was also hit with a salary freeze and no promotions for the next 12 months.
.
.
Although the blunder was made by a third-party social media company called Sapient, the pair were disciplined for the “negative impact” on the Huawei brand caused by the incident, which highlighted ” procedural incompliance and management oversight”, the memo said.

To Top