People always say to watch what you post online. No matter how fast you remove something, once it is online, it is there forever. For one vlogger and her father, that lesson came at a cost when her iPhone X video went viral.
YouTube vlogger Brooke Peterson posted a simple video blog showing her and her mother enjoying a nice day of shopping. Towards the end of the day, Peterson and her mother joined her father on the Apple campus for dinner. While the video seems innocent enough, a closer look showed that the iPhone X in question included some employee-only information. The information shown includes employee QR codes and code names of unreleased Apple products. Any filming on the Apple campus is a no-no, but then filming and releasing company information doesn’t help. One can see what led to the termination.
Despite the firing, the Peterson family is doing well. Brooke posted a video (shown above) detailing the events and letting people know they are just fine. She mentions that her father takes full responsibility for the event, but that he will bounce back. It’s hard to imagine what the family is going through, but every action has a consequence. Of course, this isn’t the first time something like this has happened. In 2005, a Microsoft employee’s son posted pictures of the Xbox 360 before it’s release. The employee was released after the incident.
It is easy to become complacent when it comes to company rules. Despite one’s accomplishments, no one is immune to the punishment. As Brooke said in her post-incident video, it is important to understand and follow the rules. Unfortunately for the Peterson family, they had to learn that the hard way. All the luck in the world to the Peterson family.
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