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A Political Staffer Used His Boss' Twitter Account To Resign And It's Pure Fire

If you are going to quit your job, might as well hold your boss' Twitter account hostage first.

Let me throw this scenario at you: you’re working for a deadbeat boss who is nothing but awful to everyone and you’d like nothing more than to quit spectacularly by either chewing out said boss, taking hostage of the work Twitter or something along those lines.

It’s nothing more than a whimsical fantasy, which is why it’s all the more satisfying to see that exact aforementioned scenario play out in spectacular fashion.

Independent British MP Jared O’Mara had his Twitter account taken hostage by a disgruntled comms person on his staff, who proceeded to tweet out a scathing resignation letter that rips into their boss as a *ahem* “morally bankrupt” and a “selfish, degenerate prick.”

Seriously, the whole thing is pure fire and needs a hazard warning before anyone reads it.

Firstly, props to Gareth because he signing off with his own name is an epic power move.

And secondly, Gareth is not unjustified in roasting his now-former boss because O’Mara has allegedly done some pretty sketchy stuff in the past that one would expect from a, well, “degenerative prick.”

He reportedly made a series of homophobic, xenophobic and misogynistic comments prior to becoming an MP, which resulted in him quitting the UK Labour Party. Throw in reports of the guy not doing his job and having all his old staff bail because he’s a bit of a twat, it’s pretty understandable why Gareth wouldn’t want to work for O’Mara any longer.

Gareth basically lived out all our epic quitting fantasies right here and it’s even better than it initially seemed because O’Mara had no clue what was happening.

On Gareth’s own Twitter, he revealed that O’Mara didn’t see all the commotion for at least a few hours before realising that his former boss couldn’t access the Twitter profile without Gareth’s phone.

The whole saga eventually ended when Gareth was belatedly booted from O’Mara’s Twitter account but not before we all got a hilarious mental image of O’Mara frantically trying to figure out his passwords and failing miserably.

So maybe the moral of this story is to not be a prick when you’re an MP because not only will all your staff hang you out to dry, they also have access to all your social media passwords and have no hesitation in salting the earth before they leave.

If TV And Social Media Are Making You Sad, Video Games May Be The Answer For You

Insta stalk less, game more.

Whether it’s a TV, computer monitor, or your phone, most of us stare at a screen of sorts every day. So it’s probably no surprise that all this digital screen time is wrecking havoc on our mental health, particularly among teenagers.

Researchers at Montreal’s Sainte-Justine Hospital conducted a four-year study into the link between depression and exposure to different types of screen time among adolescents studying the media consumption of over 3,800 young people from 31 Montreal schools.

The results don’t paint the rosiest of filtered pictures as the researchers found that those who consumed social media and TV the most had an increase in “depressive symptoms.”

Nope.

The study found that young people who were on social media platforms like Instagram had increased symptoms of depression because they’re likely to compare themselves to all the glitz and glamour being promoted in their feeds.

Lead researcher Patricia Conrod says that social media “exposes young people to images that promote upward social comparison and makes them feel bad about themselves” and constant exposure to those platforms are “echo chambers” that “promote or reinforce” depression.

While social media and TV was found to do a number on young people’s mental health, the results interestingly showed that playing video games didn’t have the same effect.

In fact, the opposite effect is more likely as the study suggested that the average gamer wasn’t the stereotypical basement-dwelling loner but in fact a functioning human being who enjoyed playing games with others online or in person.

Nothing negative to be found here.

That being said, it’s still early days into this subject. Conrad’s colleague, Elroy Boers, says that the topic isn’t widely studied despite it being very common among young people but the results of the study is an indication that more research is needed, saying that the current level of knowledge is akin to what we knew about smoking in the 1970s.

“I would almost compare it to smoking in the 1970s, where the very negative effects are still relatively unknown,” said Boers.

“What we found is quite worrisome and needs further investigation.”

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