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Old 01-23-2013, 12:35 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Yeah, they do.

I am not saying it is right or wrong, I am just saying legally they can.

People have been fired before and they will continue to be fired because of Facebook/Twitter dealings. People have taken it to court, and have failed.

She would fail in court. NLRB will only get her so far and this is not one of the circumstances they will cover. In court, it would be open and shut. It being "private" wouldn't even matter unless you could prove he hacked into it (someone could have shown it to him and stooged her post off. No different than someone going to the boss and saying "_____ says you're a ____" and then shit hits the fan. If anything this is more cut/dry because there is a paper trail of sorts because it was a post)

It sucks, but that's the system.

I know the OP won't like hearing this because to him it's kissing ass and whatever, but he's your boss and you probably could have saved her job by suggesting to him an alternative instead of puffing your chest and now BOTH of you could be gone.

Get used to it America/OP. Adjust, because this has been around and will be around. Be careful, don't be a fool, and don't call a higher up a name behind their back and be surprised when there are consequences.
Yes, they do, but how about this? Did anyone force them to look at their employees page? Obviously not. With that said if you are going to read something that no one forced you to read you should at least consider that you may be offended during the process. No one put a gun to their head forcing them to read that face book account. Whether there is privacy settings, or not is not the issue. The employer made a clear decision on their own to read something that wasn't to their liking. As a former boss I will tell you that we will look for anything to fire someone, and then tell you it's work related. People should only be fired, or terminated for work related matters, and that's it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:54 PM   #62 (permalink)
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I agree truk83 but how can someone prove they were fired because of Facebook. The boss could deny that was the reason even if Facebook really was the reason.

I question why anyone would post negative things about their boss for the whole world. No one cares to read about a stranger and his/her boss. Why not make it private so only friends and family can see it? Or even better, send them an email.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:03 PM   #63 (permalink)
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I agree truk83 but how can someone prove they were fired because of Facebook. The boss could deny that was the reason even if Facebook really was the reason.

I question why anyone would post negative things about their boss for the whole world. No one cares to read about a stranger and his/her boss. Why not make it private so only friends and family can see it? Or even better, send them an email.
Where I worked you couldn't just fire someone. In my earlier thread I made it sound like it was easy firing someone. My apologies for being so vague. What I am getting is that part of being a boss in being professional. Worrying about what someone has said about you isn't very professional. Unless, what they have said is detrimental to your character. May I also say that it shouldn't be easy to just fire anyone. In many cases you may find that the person has set themselves up for failure. Whether it be showing up late, calling off, or even inappropriate behavior at work.

Most responsible bosses should be able to fire someone, and feel fine about it. Firing someone over words spoken outside of the office is unethical. Inside the office is a whole other story. Yes, you can be fired for anything, but employers have to be careful. If someone feels as though they have been wrongly terminated it can lead to a very drawn out situation that typically leads to court, in which they are fighting for unemployment. If the judge feels that your argument is not valid they get unemployment. You also have to be careful of other associates who may realize your abuse of power, and report you to HR.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:41 PM   #64 (permalink)
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this is why I changed my name and messed with all of my privacy settings, and even then I don't really post anything sketchy.....maybe a swear word here and there, but that's it. I work for Trader Joe's and they're known to be fairly liberal and easy going. so far so good.
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That right there is why I am very cautious of what I put on my facebook. You never know who is reading.

I applaud you for not going all out to discipline the woman. However, if it were me, I probably would have advised her to be more careful about what she puts on Facebook in the future.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:04 PM   #66 (permalink)
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Well I work with kids, so I have to have all of my Facebook stuff private anyway in case any of them try to add me or look at my profile. I believe that I am allowed to say things like 'Work was good today' or 'Hope it isn't too busy at work today' on Twitter, but I'm not allowed to talk about specific children, and as I am friends on Facebook/Twitter followers with most of my colleagues, they could easily report me if I were to comment about a particular child.

However, if I said on Facebook that I hated my job (I don't ) and no one ratted me out, I'd get away with it because I'm not friends with my managers on Facebook.

I've never really been a big believer of the manager being overly friendly and going out with the employees all the time, but I think that I should feel comfortable talking to a manager about a personal problem as if I was speaking to a friend.

And OP, this guy sounds like a dick. If you've been doing your job for 12 years you must be pretty good at it; I wouldn't worry to much, especially if you have other options.
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As long as you aren't putting up private information about whatever company you work for, I think it's absolute bullshit you can be reprimanded for stating your opinion about co-workers on social media.
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Well I work with kids, so I have to have all of my Facebook stuff private anyway in case any of them try to add me or look at my profile. I believe that I am allowed to say things like 'Work was good today' or 'Hope it isn't too busy at work today' on Twitter, but I'm not allowed to talk about specific children, and as I am friends on Facebook/Twitter followers with most of my colleagues, they could easily report me if I were to comment about a particular child.

However, if I said on Facebook that I hated my job (I don't ) and no one ratted me out, I'd get away with it because I'm not friends with my managers on Facebook.

I've never really been a big believer of the manager being overly friendly and going out with the employees all the time, but I think that I should feel comfortable talking to a manager about a personal problem as if I was speaking to a friend.

And OP, this guy sounds like a dick. If you've been doing your job for 12 years you must be pretty good at it; I wouldn't worry to much, especially if you have other options.
My employees know they can always come to me if there is a personal issue. If it's work-related I prefer them to go to their supervisor first, then to me if there's still a problem. I'll go over stuff with them and will help them, they know my door is always open.

As for his dickdom...that is the understatement of the century. He doesn't understand (or chooses not to) that I'm not going to roll over for him.

Anyway, I have a feeling this might be over. I had a phone conversation with a regional exec today on the matter, second time I've talked to this man in the last 5 years. I laid everything out and told him exactly what I thought and told him that the whole thing is starting to affect morale. A couple of hours later, my director informs me that the VP is being transferred to another city effective Monday. Apparently, this guy has worn out his welcome elsewhere before so off he goes to be someone else's problem. But my job is safe as is my employee.

As Scott Hall once said, "Score one for the good guys."
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