Another lesson for us all on the consequences of using social media - even in jest.
A young finance professional has been sacked and forced to make a grovelling apology after tweeting: 'Think I just hit a cyclist. But Im late for work so had to drive off lol'.
Police were alerted and outraged Twitter users blasted the graduate, who worked at financial firm Hargreaves Lansdown.
But despite apologising for the 'bad joke' bosses sacked him over the 'unacceptable' message.
A spokesman for the Bristol-based firm said: 'One of our employees has failed to conduct themselves to the standards we expect of our staff.
'We find these online comments totally unacceptable'.
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