Last week, Cory Hrobowski was forced to resign from his job at a web design company following an awkward text exchange with his boss. Picture: Twitter
Last week, Cory Hrobowski was forced to resign from his job at a web design company following an awkward text exchange with his boss. Picture: Twitter

Man quits job over awkward text to boss

LAST week, Cory Hrobowski went viral after he shared a hilarious text message fail on social media.

The situation began when the 19-year-old from Chicago in the US, who used to work at an unnamed web design business, received a message from an unknown number last Monday which read "I'm making you come at 12 on Friday".

Mr Hrobowski had no idea who had sent the message, and was annoyed by the tone of the text as he assumed he was being propositioned by "a random girl".

So he replied: "First off you're not making me do sh*t second off I don't remember scheduling any d*ck appointments."

But things took an awkward turn when the reply arrived - because it turned out the message was actually sent by his boss who simply wanted to confirm Mr Hrobowski's working hours.

The confusion arose as his boss had recently gotten a new number, which is why it was not saved in his phone.

Mr Hrobowski later received a second text from his boss, which read: "I'll be giving you a call tomorrow to discuss the terms of your employment with us."

Unsure of how to handle the predicament, the teen turned to Twitter to ask for advice.

But his post quickly went viral, receiving 89,000 likes, 32,000 retweets and hundreds of comments so far.

For the record, the man was inundated with suggestions ranging from pretending his boss had the wrong number to claiming the message had been sent by a jealous girlfriend and even running away and starting a whole new life.

Social media users were desperate to know the outcome - and later that day, Mr Hrobowski filled them in, posting: "Update … I don't have a job."

Mr Hrobowski told BuzzFeed the situation "got out of hand" after his entire office discovered the post had gone viral.

"[They] asked to not be mentioned due to the negative energy surrounding their name," he told the publication.

In the end, Mr Hrobowski felt he had no other option but to stand down.

"I resigned due to the fact that Twitter blew the situation up," he said.

An employee at the company confirmed Mr Hrobowski had resigned when contacted by BuzzFeed, saying it had "kind of been an awkward situation".

Mr Hrobowski, who is a budding musician, also later explained on Twitter he had decided to quit because he had made $3000 ($A4041) from his music in a few days as a direct result of his new-found social media fame, and because "it was only [a] summer job I didn't like anyway".


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