Tuesday, November 09, 2010

why don't you go the SAFER (and SMARTER) route

if you have issues with work or your boss or things of that nature, BITCH IN PRIVATE TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND DON'T DO IT ON FACEBOOK 

i personally can't believe some of the things i've read out there. unbelievably racist, homophobic, stupid, threatening and on and on.  anyone who thinks their words are PRIVATE on social networking sites is sadly uninformed. NOTHING is private. even if you don't 'friend' me, chances are i COULD read what you've written. so i'd keep that in mind the next time i sat down at my keyboard

Company Accused of Firing Over Facebook Post

In what labor officials and lawyers view as a ground-breaking case involving workers and social media, the National Labor Relations Board has accused a company of illegally firing an employee after she criticized her supervisor on her Facebook page. 
This is the first case in which the labor board has stepped in to argue that workers’ criticisms of their bosses or companies on a social networking site are generally a protected activity and that employers would be violating the law by punishing workers for such statements.
The labor relations board announced last week that it had filed a complaint against an ambulance service, American Medical Response of Connecticut, that fired an emergency medical technician, accusing her, among other things, of violating a policy that bars employees from depicting the company “in any way” on Facebook or other social media sites in which they post pictures of themselves............

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