What do you think about your job watching your FB comments?

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MissTattoo
MissTattoo Posts: 1,203 Member
We just had a meeting this morning and apparently a few people who are passionate about politics have our company listed publicly. So a few cry babies emailed screen shots to our employer and asked how could we employ such nasty people.

So at the meeting we were told we have to sign a "social media and usage" waiver basically saying we won't slander the company blah blah blah.

The thing is, no one was slandering the company itself. It was just some people who get offended easily deciding to email our company about their hurt feelings over what the employees had said.

To me, as long as you aren't being a racist douche or slandering the company...then who cares. Facebook already makes it possible for everyone on your list to see every photo you like and every status you comment on, but now we have to watch that because other people out there may email your company and say they don't like you liking photos of big boobs? lol Ugh.
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  • MissTattoo
    MissTattoo Posts: 1,203 Member
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    I was just told this extends to personal blogs too. I asked, "so you can't say I've had a very bad work day." and she just shrugged her shoulders. Awesome.
  • TheBeerRunner
    TheBeerRunner Posts: 2,777 Member
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    Just don't list your employer on Facebook... Problem solved.
  • bearkisses
    bearkisses Posts: 1,252 Member
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    I was just told this extends to personal blogs too. I asked, "so you can't say I've had a very bad work day." and she just shrugged her shoulders. Awesome.

    I would start a new profile, I need to vent somehow! They can't force you to add them.
  • Katrioustu
    Katrioustu Posts: 2,461 Member
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    My job can't view my FB posts cause I'm not friends with anyone of them. And if they search me, they can only see my profile pic and Timeline Pic. :-/
  • Emisole
    Emisole Posts: 65
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    Heh, I'm government. They watch me anyway.
  • ldrosophila
    ldrosophila Posts: 7,512 Member
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    Just don't list your employer on Facebook... Problem solved.

    ^^^ This dont ever list your work or talk about your work online. Dont even mention you had a crappy day at work.

    You may think it's private, but if it is online it is not private. Simple changes or the right knowledge and someone can access all of your information.
  • rml_16
    rml_16 Posts: 16,414 Member
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    Your post is confusing and I don't actually understand what exactly happened.
  • ahviendha
    ahviendha Posts: 1,291 Member
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    this is why i deleted my facebook.

    CATCH ME NOW, SUCKAS!! :P
  • JustJennie1
    JustJennie1 Posts: 3,843 Member
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    The thing is, no one was slandering the company itself. It was just some people who get offended easily deciding to email our company about their hurt feelings over what the employees had said.

    Welcome to Corporate America where anyone who is offended by something that does not directly effect them can go cry to HR and get someone in trouble. There have been harassment investigations launched because someone heard something someone said, got offended and filed a complaint.

    Bottom line? Don't "like" your Company on FB. Don't friend co-workers on FB and don't friend friends of Co-workers. Set your privacy levels high on your account and just be aware.

    I have a FB friend who constantly bashes her boss and company on her FB page which is really NOT cool.

    Thank god I am self employed!
  • majica8
    majica8 Posts: 210 Member
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    I'm not employed, but if I was they sure as hell wouldn't have access to my Facebook. No one I work with would either I doubt, unless I was really good friends with them.
    I have 2 FB accounts, one I use all the time with my friends on, one I never use with my family on lol.
  • StarChanger
    StarChanger Posts: 605 Member
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    this is why i deleted my facebook.

    CATCH ME NOW, SUCKAS!! :P

    I'm very close to this, for a variety of reasons. Although I don't know where I'd put all the pictures of my adorable dogs.......
  • x_JT_x
    x_JT_x Posts: 364
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    Last time I checked, the First Amendment hadn't yet been repealed. Time to seek other employment.
  • vkc1978
    vkc1978 Posts: 63 Member
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    Honestly, its just a good idea in every case to vent one on one to a good friend when youre unhappy at work, or even at home. Only use the internet to market yourself and your family... Always stay positive, even if you have to make it all up lol
  • rml_16
    rml_16 Posts: 16,414 Member
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    Last time I checked, the First Amendment hadn't yet been repealed. Time to seek other employment.
    The First Amendment applies to the government, not private citizens/businesses.
  • EDesq
    EDesq Posts: 1,527 Member
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    SO What!!! Do it or get gone, after all, when YOU put something ON THE INTERNET YOU put it OUT for THE WORLD to see. So what's the problem?!!!

    Also, when you use a screen name that is NOT your "real" name, how would "they" know it is you? Do you think My name is EDesq or that the sign-up info is "real"...if you Google EDesq NOTHING comes back to ME. When we use the Internet, Cell Phones, Cable... "we" INVITE the world in, that's how it is and was designed to be. SO STOP being NASTY!!!
  • whierd
    whierd Posts: 14,025 Member
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    I think it is a huge invasion of privacy, if you don't have your employer listed. So don't list your employer. And don't add coworkers. And don't name the company you are complaining about.

    Easy peasy.
  • ScatteredThoughts
    ScatteredThoughts Posts: 3,562 Member
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    My company has a similar policy. They consider anything you have to say about work to be work related, if you mention the company's name. You are also expected to give a "these are not the views of Skynet..." type of disclaimer. I don't agree with the policy 100%, but it is not that big of a deal to me. I figure most people don't care or need to know exactly where I work.
  • EDesq
    EDesq Posts: 1,527 Member
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    Last time I checked, the First Amendment hadn't yet been repealed. Time to seek other employment.
    The First Amendment applies to the government, not private citizens/businesses.


    Freedom of Speech is NOT Unlimited..there is NO such inherent freedom anywhere! EVEN if there were, there are ALWAYS CONSEQUENCES for what one does or say!!!