CFO fired for tweeting

Read the tweets and updates that cost Gene Morphis, the chief financial officer of Francesca’s Holdings, his high-profile job.

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Meet Gene Morphis, the former CFO for fashion retailer Francesca’s Holdings Corp. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, he was fired for venting his frustrations on his public Facebook and Twitter pages.

Here are the posts that helped lead to his untimely exit:

• Jan. 27 on Facebook: “Roadshow completed. Sold $275 million of secondary shares. Earned my pay this week.”

• Mar. 6 on Twitter: “Dinner w/Board tonite. Used to be fun. Now one must be on guard every second.”

• Mar. 13 on Facebook: “Earnings released. Conference call completed. How do you like me now Mr. Shorty?”

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