Tony Blevins, a former Apple executive, told The Wall Street Journal this week that he spent all night trying to take down a TikTok featuring him making a crude comment in September.
[...] "I race cars, play golf, and fondle big-breasted women. But I take weekends and major holidays off," Blevins says in the TikTok, which shows him getting out of his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, a supercar that can cost upwards of $500,000.
The video ultimately cost Blevins his career at Apple. Blevins, a vice president of procurement who had worked at Apple for over 22 years, was fired days after it was posted.
HR is not dumb. The real reason for his termination:
Blevins also told the publication he was let go without severance. He hasn't been replaced, he said.
This was just an easy and convenient way to get rid of an expensive employee in a downturn.