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Old 01-07-2016, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by MPowering1 View Post
Should she have been fired for this? I'm guessing this special snowflake was just as whiny and demanding at work, and this was just the final straw.
My understanding is that she was a "booth renter" and not an employee of the salon.

Hairdressers often are independent contractors who pay a fee to the salon owner for the use of the facilities. This isn't always the case but for a hairdresser who has a large clientele but doesn't want the overhead and hassle of opening his/her own salon, it's the way to go.

So she wasn't fired. She was told to leave.

Old 01-07-2016, 05:44 PM
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I think if the post violates the companies values they have every right to. A post that gets seen by many (especially if it goes viral) makes the business look bad. Imagine a company employee appearing half-naked on a billboard promoting a go-go club...would the employer have the right to say "you do not represent what were stand for" and fire them? I believe so.
Old 01-07-2016, 05:52 PM
Location: Posting from my space yacht.
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In some extreme cases sure, but people shouldn't be fired for posting their political views, even if they are unpopular ones.
Old 01-07-2016, 05:56 PM
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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There is also the possibility that the shop received so many complaints from customers, or so many phone calls about, or for her, that they decided to cut her loose. It may have been the aftermath of the post, and not the post itself.
Old 01-07-2016, 06:05 PM
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If I was a business owner, I would be wary of any employee who did not know how to comport themselves properly in general. How can you trust that employee to react appropriately when dealing with clients or customers if they behave horribly online?
Old 01-07-2016, 06:11 PM
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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I sure wouldn't want her doing my hair. She sounds like a Narcissist.
Old 01-07-2016, 06:23 PM
Location: san gabriel valley
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people need to stop telling the world all their business...social media can ruin people lives
Old 01-07-2016, 06:45 PM
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If I was going to post some ridiculous **** on social media, I surely wouldn't use my real name. That's just asking for trouble.

As for the lady being fired? I guess her employer can probably fire her for any reason.
Old 01-07-2016, 07:03 PM
Location: Woodinville
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Originally Posted by Rescue3 View Post
The laws of mathematics are immutable. The definition of 'average' on the IQ scale in western society is 100. One half of the population has an IQ at or above 100. Mathematically, that means that an equal number have an IQ of at or below 100.
While pointing out how stupid people are, you managed to misunderstand the meaning of the word average.

Otherwise I agree with you. Social media is a megaphone for the dumbest of people.

Like it or not, you are an ambassador for your employer both on and off the clock. If you are in a customer service position and post on social media about how much you hate patrons, you deserve to get canned.
Old 01-07-2016, 07:39 PM
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Funny. A couple of us managers just made a decision about this today.

Person was posting lots of thinly veiled digs at her subordinates on social media. Posting lots of off-color jokes. Lots of political things that would be considered "fringe" element. We were notified by people in the community.

We told the person that they had been given an opportunity beyond their years. If they want to keep that position, clean up their social media. If FB and other venues of expression are more important, we accept their resignation.


Good grief. Have a nom de page for you and your friends. Don't make things public. Realize that without a pay check the new SUV and the internet service both go bye-bye.
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