Originally Posted by dan the marino
If you go complaining about coworkers or your job on Facebook and make them look bad, and if you weren't bright enough to put up your privacy settings than yeah, you should expect to get in trouble. I can't just clock out of my job and stand on the sidewalk telling everyone to stay away and expect to not get a talking to at the very least. It's bad for business. Plus I have some coworkers added on facebook so to start slandering off the business would be completely idiotic.
Not that I think you did the wrong thing. But people still represent the business and shouldn't be talking bad about it - at least, in a way your boss would be able to easily see - and expect everything to just be fine and dandy.
I'd never give my boss access to my Facebook account though. Fuck that.
I agree...same should be said for my VP who decided to go all Creepy McCreepalot at the strip club while bragging about what he does and where he works.
Anyway, I have a feeling this shit ain't over. Had my review today, VP wasn't there, just my director. Director was very positive, but he said that the VP wasn't happy with my performance. He is aware of the situation, and we later went in to talk to the head of our department. Apparently, the VP is now talking shit behind my back. What I find funny is with all that happened, the VP was not around for me to talk to him. He has apparently decided not to face me and do this.
I told my boss, "I've been with this company for 12 years. If he has an issue with me, we need to sit down and discuss this. There is no disrespect meant when I don't agree with him, he needs to understand that. At the same time, I will not beg and grovel for my job and I will always do what's best for the company. If he wants to get rid of me for this reason, then he needs to flat out do it. Otherwise, we're going to have to agree to disagree and be done with it."
My department head then said, "He feels there's nothing to discuss. He thinks you don't want to hash things out. I told him otherwise, but now he's going over my head and wants to escalate things further."
We talked for about a half hour, and at the end I left it like this. "I'm sorry if he's angry, but I can't do my job if I have the sword of Damocles hanging over my head. If he wants to fire me, then do it and be done with it. But I am going to do my job, I will work with him if he chooses to do so, but I will not be intimidated by him, either."
With that, I left. I think that things are going to move fairly quickly at this point. I don't want to lose my job, but I won't be afraid. I've made my point to them and now it's up to the higher-ups to decide what happens.
Unlike most folks, I try to avoid putting stuff like this on here, Lord knows there's enough drama on this board with a lot of the people on this board. But, somehow this is rather therapeutic to vent here. I also appreciate the feedback, whether you agree with me or not. And, with all I tell about this guy, I would say the same thing to his face.