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Former NBA employee hijacks Facebook page to call out company's working conditions

Former NBA employee hijacks Facebook page to call out company's working conditions

Someone claiming to be an NBA employee decided to vent about the working conditions on the official Facebook page

A former NBA employee decided to vent their frustrations about working at the company on its official Facebook account.

The 40 million NBA followers on Facebook must have had quite the shock after seeing the post, which also had a few choice words for NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

The anonymous former social media worker purportedly still had the log in details for the official NBA account and decided to share a few thoughts about their former employer.

In the post, the employee was upset about the conditions of the job, felt overworked and complained about the wait for health benefits.

The former employee still had the Facebook login details.

“How do I log out of this?” the post began. “Haven’t worked here in weeks.

"Anyway, the NBA overextends it’s [sic] social media employees greatly to the detriment of their health and social lives for a salary of less than $50k annually after taxes.

“I worked 14 hour shifts without breaks at times. Shoutout Adam Silver. We don’t get health insurance until 90 days on the job! That’s silly isn’t it”

The post concludes: “Glad I resigned, no need for a job to get in the way of your happiness. Donate to mental health causes [peace hand symbol emoji].”

The post was live on the NBA Facebook page for at least 20 minutes and while it has since been deleted, it managed to attract over 3,600 reactions.

A former NBA worker complained about working for the company on its official Facebook page.

A screenshot of the post quickly went viral on social media and people had a lot to say. The debate over on X saw some people defending the disgruntled worker while others assumed simply 'posting memes' wasn't as difficult as they made it sound.

“50k to post memes 12 hours a day?” one X user began. “I mean…… it aint’ the worst job in the world.”

Another response which didn’t have much sympathy for the former NBA employer reads: “You could theoretically do this while holding an actual job. My job [right now] would allow for me to post 5-6 memes an hour AND work.”

However one person came out in the ex-NBA worker’s defence and said: “Have you ever tried posting a meme every 10 minutes for 14 hours across 365 days? Unless you’re stealing content from others, you’d have to start thinking about your next meme immediately after your last one.”

The former employee was clearly not happy about their time at the NBA.

Another commenter replied: “Damn. They got flamed.”

Someone else quipped: “I love when people are this petty and we get to see it.”

While estimates vary, Glassdoor states that the average salary for a social media manager in the US is $57,852 per year. Payscale found a similar average at around $57,755, while Indeed says the average is $57,598.

We’re willing to bet the NBA will probably take extra measures to make sure former workers don’t have the social media login details from now on!

UNILAD has contacted the NBA for comment.

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available through Mental Health America. Call or text 988 or chat You can also reach Crisis Text Line by texting MHA to 741741.

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Topics: NBA, Sport, US News, Facebook, Viral