Xbox Support Staff Say They Were Fired For Posting On Kotaku

Kotaku: If you do customer support for Microsoft, don't post about it on this website. You'll probably lose your job.

Over the past week, I've been in touch with two former Xbox support staff. Both people, who asked that we not use their names, say they were fired for writing comments about their jobs on Kotaku. One was let go last week, the other around a month ago.

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Seraphemz1959d ago

No one should post on Kotaku...regardless

Reibooi1959d ago (Edited 1959d ago )

Honest question here. How the hell does Kotaku has a 3 star rating here on N4G? I mean everyone hates them(myself included) how the hell is their rating not 0. I'm confused...

Tomonobu Itagaki1959d ago

Please tell us how to downvote them and I'm pretty sure Kotaku will need more fantards to keep it up on N4G.

Campy da Camper1959d ago

@tom. Simpy go to their name under the story and click on it. You can then rate the story and the site.

miyamoto1959d ago (Edited 1959d ago )

I hope Kotaku goes to rehab and think about all the wrong and negative stuff they dump into video gaming and repent of their sins and come out clean and reverse all the damage the have done to millions of gamer's minds.

They are known to incite flaming, stir up controversy, negative publicity to all things PlayStation by using Xbox just for hits.

Its their business - to cause chaos, word war, disorder and negativity.

BanBrother1959d ago


"negative publicity to all things PlayStation by using Xbox just for hits."

Thanks, I was meaning to ask why there was so much kotaku hate around here, go figure (not that I read kotaku anyway).

I just find it funny, considering some of your posts are Sony fanboy drivel, yet you call a site out for doing the exact same thing, but I suppose it isn't what YOU want hear. Hypocrite much?

xursz1959d ago

That was unneccessary. Honestly this article has nothing to do with PlayStation so take that beef somewhere else. Whatever your beef with Miyamoto (a Nintendo developer by the way) it wasn't needed here.

SilentNegotiator1959d ago


Kotaku even faked a video of GT5 load times. They were caught red-handed and tried to blame a tiny fansite. They've been taking unnecessary jabs at Sony ever since they were blacklisted for leaking company secrets.

So before you go run your mouth off with that "Go figure HURR HURR HURR" crap, get the facts.

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Belking1959d ago

Can't really say it was wrong to fire them. They knew they had a confidentiality agreement and they chose to break it. This sort of stuff happens all the time. I had a friend who got fired for a comment she made on facebook.

TekoIie1959d ago

I agree.

This^^ is the equivalent of a teacher going on facebook and telling everyone how much she hates her pupils (true story btw).

Your meant to be customer support and yet you give a mouthful about customers not knowing what to do? You've applied for the wrong job if that's your complaint...

jadenkorri1959d ago

well if your stupid enough to post with your real name or identified you work for said company, you deserve it.

strigoi8141959d ago

good you are there to work..not to post messages

aLucidMind1959d ago

Who said they were at work? People do have computers at home and a smartphone in their pocket, after all.

sarshelyam1959d ago

Wouldn't matter under the guise of an NDA. No matter where you are, you cannot speak on behalf of the company that employs you, whether its on their dime or not.

dumahim1959d ago

The only problem with that is how would the employer have connected the comments with these employees? It says neither's user name had any connection with their real name. Unless they handed over their usernames when they were hired, the only plausible explanation I can think of is that they did it from work.

With that said, there's nothing wrong with people browsing the internet at work if the employer allows it. Especially on breaks or lunch.

rainslacker1959d ago

It's actually not that hard to figure out who it might have been. People have a style to their writing, and generally if someone is going to complain about it online, they'll probably complain about it to their coworkers. MS support, while probably a big section of the company, still likely only has one office for all their support staff per division.

sarshelyam1959d ago

So they were fired for making stupid comments that insulted the companies primary demographic, or undersold a product offering?

Not seeing the issue here. They got what they deserved.

TheFallenAngel1959d ago

They deserved to be fired for talking like that. One even call customers stupid. That's what they are there for to help people hence their name support. Keyword is support.

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