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Lost Job Over Social Media

Elsa
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This is a good thread. The man had a job with a bit coin company - contract signed. The asked for sm accounts... canceled his contract within three hours.

He shares his posts that were flagged.

https://twitter.com/SHR3SHTH/status/1503539277979742211

 

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Kim
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Not really surprising. We have free speech, but that doesn't mean employers can't discriminate. It's a shame, really, because much of life is not our paying job. Companies see us as extensions of their business, and what we say could be misconstrued to be something the company endorses. I used to post controversial things all the time, but my husband became concerned that someone at his company would see it. Yes, even me, and I don't work for them.

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Elsa
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@kim Yes. That's the value of a place like this where you can have a screen name.

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@kim 

A teacher friend of mine got called in for saying she was "discouraged at work" on her own Facebook page. 

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This is why I don’t talk about work in social media. Bosses can and will snoop on you. I had a higher-up who came up to a group of us (at my old job) and casually told us she has looked through our Facebook pages. “Don’t worry, I didn’t see anything bad in them, though!” (Well, thank the LAWD!) Meanwhile, the business office manager had no qualms about bringing personal pics of herself worshipping the porcelain god after yet another weekend of getting trashed at the club.

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