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Do you think people should be getting fired for posting things on their facebook?

Are these suppose to be personal expressions (edit) or their own words twisted against them?  I guess P&CE category is ok, eh?




Asked by 2tinyhineys at 6:16 PM on Mar. 10, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (15)
  • In some cases yes. Like the cheerleader she had a contract and code of behavior and she violated it so she lost her "job". Alot of people sign their rights away maybe not reading the fine print and then cry foul when they get fired.

    Answer by gemgem at 6:18 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • If they are supposed to be private thoughts, why post them for everyone and their dog to see ? Trouble is, some people are so full of themseves they have to blab everything on facebook . I don't have an employer anyway , nor do i have a facebook account .

    Answer by janet116 at 6:20 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • YES!! If the comments are SLANDEROUS--against a boss, employee, or competitor, ABSOLUTELY!!

    Business Rule #1: NEVER put in writing ANYTHING that COULD be taken out of context 10 years from now--ESPECIALLY on the world wide web!!!!


    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:24 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Free speech is not a free pass to be an idiot.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:56 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • I guess if they post company secrets they should be. Or post mean stuff about their boss. People should know better. Or make it friends only.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:17 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • if you want to bitch about your job get a notebook and bitch away dont post it on facebook or any where else.

    Answer by mrssundin at 6:23 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • What got her fired was that she lied. She couldn't sit in front of the computer but then sat in front of the computer. Just call in sick. Don't go overboard with the symptoms. What a dolt.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:29 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • i worked at a waterpark and one of the rules was no posting anything inappropriate in your fb IF you listed the park under employment

    Answer by momofone725 at 6:21 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • yes. employees are representatives of their place of employment and their action or words could affect their employer's business.

    Answer by gwen20 at 6:21 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • No, I don't think people should lose their job because of what they put on a social website. But they do so people should be careful, very very careful about what they put out there for the world to see.

    Answer by meooma at 6:22 PM on Mar. 10, 2011