A boss has been hailed as a ‘legend’ for standing by her employee’s side after a ‘keyboard warrior’ tried to fire her for calling him a ‘w *** er’.
The Viking Beard company tweeted on January 4, apologizing to its EU customers that Brexit meant they would no longer be able to ship retail orders due to paperwork and customs fees .
A “bully” Twitter user responded by stating that while the beard grooming company can’t get over the initial challenges and “fill out some paperwork,” it doesn’t “deserve its custom.”
But when Sarah, a Viking employee, called him ‘fucking shit’ and claimed jobs were at risk due to Brexit, she received a 12-hour ban from Twitter.
Sarah then claimed that the individual had “bombarded” his boss with four emails within an hour asking him to be fired or that they would take “legal action”.
However, her boss Simon, believed to be sales and marketing manager Simon Hildreth, appeared to hit back in an email telling her to “put on your big girl pants and grow up.”
Simon called the bluff from the angry email and told him to “please try to sue Sarah” as they would pay for his legal representation and counter sue – before calling him ” mean “.
The email told the troll that he had “no leg to stand on” because Sarah has “nothing to hide” and that the company supported her because they “would not tolerate that a member of staff is threatened ”.
Sarah said: “It’s a shame that more bosses don’t support their staff as well. We realize how lucky we are that our bosses love us like family. ”
Sarah shared her boss’s response, which quickly went viral with over 34,000 likes and retweets.
Her tweet, which reportedly shared a screenshot of her boss Simon’s ‘incredible’ response, was celebrated on Twitter and garnered more than 34,000 retweets, comments and likes.
Sarah’s tweet read, “Someone emailed my boss trying to get me fired. They threaten legal action because I hurt her feelings. My boss responded with this email. My boss supports me. ”
She then wrote: ” [He] bombarded my boss with FOUR emails within an hour demanding that I be fired or he will sue!
« [My] boss Simon [said] “He’s chatting. He’s a bully. Let him try to continue. I will defend you to the end and I have pockets much deeper than this ass. I LOVE my boss! ”
Viking Beard Company also publicly defended Sarah, tweeting: “Ha! Keyboard Brexit warrior deleted his account after being burned!
“It is he who won our beloved [Sarah] a 12-hour ban after she handed him his a * se on a plate yesterday. Don’t mess with the Vikings! ”
Delia Pallett-Smith: “I didn’t think I could admire your bosses more than I already do, but I was wrong – now I fucking LOVE them! Well done Simon. ”
Jane added, “Wow. Your boss is a superstar. Excellent response. ”
Paul tweeted: “Simon is awesome. I love the way he treated big bullies, and I wish we had all been so firm with them five years ago. ”
Vicki commented: “Simon the legend! If only all the bosses were like this. I guess some might depend on what industry you are in.
“Being ‘awake’ is intrinsic to the business model. Employers should, of course, always stand up for their employees until they give a reason not to. It’s good to see that happen. ”
DrewLawrenceAntiques added, “I don’t know if your boss is on Twitter but I’m pretty sure he became the most loved boss on Twitter after that response! It’s cool! ”
Rocket the Raccoon also said, “Now he’s a boss”.
However, not everyone was so supportive of Simon’s response.
David Gadsby wrote: “He clearly supports you, [clap emoji], but it’s not exactly a very professional response letter, is it.
“Don’t stoop to the same level, the content that was written in response could and should have been much better articulated. ”
Neil added, “Not that this would generate a lot of interest on Twitter, but clearly the best course of action would be to just not respond / engage. I mean it’s okay but a little childish. ”
Viking Beard and the anonymous Twitter user have been contacted for comment.
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