Best Buy not going to fire employee over videos

If you remember, we told you about Best Buy trying to fire one of its employees over a satirical (and hilarious) video he made. The news of this story caused quite the flury around the net and spread very quickly. Well now apparently Best Buy is not going to fire said employee and issued the following statement:

“We have completed our investigation into the videos created and posted by Brian Maupin, the aspiring film-maker and Best Buy employee.  This is an important situation for us because it involved balancing our social media guidelines with a commitment to creating a supportive environment for our employees.  It’s important to note that our investigation involved three videos that were posted in late June because they were openly disparaging of our employees, our customers and our vendor partners.  Our investigation is over, and these videos are no longer on the web.  Contrary to rumors, Brian has not been fired, and is scheduled to return to his job at Best Buy this Friday”

To with which Brian Maupin officially responded:

“Right now I’m planning on taking a leave of absence so I may survey my current career plans and the future. I’m not sure if it would be comfortable returning to Best Buy considering the circumstances, but I will definitely consider all options”

He elaborated personally with TechCrunch saying that:

“I’m not planning on returning to work — immediately, anyway. Honestly, I don’t know how I could return considering some of the things that were said to me and not have a lot of awkwardness on the job. I’m looking at possible jobs in graphic art — nothing definite yet, but I’m searching,”

Good for him for not returning to Best Buy. I’m not to sure I’d want to work for a company that tried to fire me for something like this. And hell, with how much buzz his videos are creating, finding a job in the graphic arts field shouldn’t be to hard for him.

[via techcrunch]

  • David

    “And hell, with how much buzz his videos are creating, finding a job in the graphic arts field shouldn’t be to hard for him.”

    He didnt do anything graphic arts related for the video. xtranormal provides the art and the scripting needed to create the video. He did come up with all the text lines which were great.