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Old 10-26-2010, 12:51 AM
 
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Thoughts are it's not real bright to bash your employer, in any venue, at any time.
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Old 10-30-2010, 09:59 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Another reason why I don't friend anyone from work on Facebook. If you must, then create a separate account for your professional acquaintances and keep your personal account separate and private.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:23 PM
 
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In general and as a person that has been fired over a Facebook post I don't think it's fair to get fired over what you post on Facebook depending on what it is. For example if you post something like I did just saying you had a bad day at work ("Blah I had to say 30 mins late today because this stupid women couldn't follow simple instructions I ****ing hate people sometimes.") you should not get fired for that. However if you get in to specifics such as listing the company name in the post or the department you work in or the customers name or product they were buying/had and the post is negative then yes that should be ground for you to get fired.

You can't go around saying things like "Walmart is a ****ing **** store that sells crap don't ever shop there" if you work at Walmart. That's kind of dumb and can make the company look bad. The company does have the right to try and keep the image clean (even if what you said was true).

Ashley Johnson main issue was that she stated Brixx (the name of the company) in her post and because of this the company could take the stance that if the post went public like her Facebook was set to Public or someone that had a problem with her or the company re-posted it somewhere else like a public forum it could make the company look bad. I mean you wouldn't eat at a place where you know the wait staff was talking smack about you behind your back.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Should you get fired for a facebook posting

Sounds like a personal responsibility issue, one of the perks of liberties.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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If she is trashing the place on Facebook, her friends might decide they don't want to eat there. That hurts the business so they have every right to fire her.
Brilliant! Fire her! Now she'll stop trashing us!
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:28 AM
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Location: Ohio
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Brilliant! Fire her! Now she'll stop trashing us!
Why should a business pay someone whose off-duty activities are hurting the business?
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:58 AM
 
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When I was in a position to hire I never hired stupid people. That person would likely fail the stupid test and never be hired in the first place.

Yes to the original question. If you're stupid enough to trash your employer on Facebook and think no one will notice you should be fired. Maybe the next time you get on FB you'll use at least part of your brain, or what's left of it..
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Texas
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people's concept of job rights is very out of touch. w/o unions they can jolly do what they want with you.
IMO, people should learn to update their concept of job rights, and get the hell out of the unions. It just costs more for everything. Period.
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I hate companies with the mentality that what one person says, becomes the law. (or wishes)

That's a Taliban mentality.
Could you fine tune what you said? If you are talking about company management, that IS law as far as they are concerned. You can work there and follow the rules -- rules that protect not only the company and other employees -- or not work there. If you agree to the rules and break them, you might have a harder time finding work.
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:47 PM
 
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Yes, I believe she should have been fired. We all complain about our jobs sometimes, it's natural and it's ok. In fact, I've been in her position, and if her story is true, those people deserved those words and I feel that she was correct in her attitude, but not in her actions. She posted it on the Internet......not at all a good idea.
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