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LesPaulGuy514 10-12-2012 05:02 PM

Businesses really do look at social websites
 
So here I am reading all this "Hey businesses check your Twitter and Facebook so watch what you say." And I'm thinking "I bus at a pizza buffet, who gives a shit? :haha:" Well apparently even barely above minimum wage jobs look at your tweets/statuses. I had 3 tweets that were negative towards the business I worked at, and I got fired today for negative publicity. After working there for 2 years.

TL;DR be careful what you put on teh interwebz

EDIT: I am not saying what they did was wrong, just unexpected with no prior warning or write-ups

EDIT2: I also didn't know I got fired. I heard it through the grapevine through other employees, confronted my manager about it and was then told.

I.O.T.M 10-12-2012 05:05 PM

Your own fault, broski.

But it is a bit harsh.

Obsceneairwaves 10-12-2012 05:05 PM

don't bite the hand that feeds you, Only thing that comes to mind...


sorry dude.

Lord_Doku 10-12-2012 05:06 PM

When the system goes full-on ******, you're not heralded for being the sensible one.

Mudmen190 10-12-2012 05:08 PM

Sue them.
Seriously.
That's your private life.

Weaponized 10-12-2012 05:08 PM

But do they look at UG is the real question we should be asking

WantsLesPaul 10-12-2012 05:10 PM

i don giv w **** yolo

LesPaulGuy514 10-12-2012 05:12 PM

It's not a big deal, I mean I am still in high school so it's not like I am going to live off ramen noodles and warm tap water for months. It is just kind of a lesson learned kind of deal.

WCPhils 10-12-2012 05:12 PM

lol, stupid

captaincrunk 10-12-2012 05:12 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mudmen190
Sue them.
Seriously.
That's your private life.

he made it public, unfortunately

Jyrgen 10-12-2012 05:13 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Weaponized
But do they look at UG is the real question we should be asking

Yes.

TS I am sorry for your loss of job. Did you tweet with your real name or did your employee demand to know your Twitter account?

LesPaulGuy514 10-12-2012 05:15 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jyrgen
Yes.

TS I am sorry for your loss of job. Did you tweet with your real name or did your employee demand to know your Twitter account?


Real name. I take full responsibility, I mean it IS my fault. Just unexpected you know?

Samdroid 10-12-2012 05:21 PM

I think they were justified in taking action, although outright firing you does seem a bit harsh. I hope something new comes along soon, man.

whywefight 10-12-2012 05:25 PM

And that's why I'm not an immature little bitch about my job.

You had to have posted some nasty ass shit, man.

HumanitysDeath 10-12-2012 05:26 PM

You should change your privacy settings. You can make it so they can't see what you say pretty easily.

LesPaulGuy514 10-12-2012 05:27 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by whywefight
And that's why I'm not an immature little bitch about my job.

You had to have posted some nasty ass shit, man.


"Hope it isn't busy tonight." "Screw work." "Yeah no managers up front tonight!"

Does that fall under the definition of "nasty ass shit, man."

whywefight 10-12-2012 05:28 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by LesPaulGuy514
"Hope it isn't busy tonight." "Screw work." "Yeah no managers up front tonight!"

Does that fall under the definition of "nasty ass shit, man."


ummm.... sue the f*ckers.

slapsymcdougal 10-12-2012 05:31 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by captaincrunk
he made it public, unfortunately

Yes, but surely they can't simply fire him without a written warning about conduct(unless it's something actually serious, and not just a manager's power trip)?

Jyrgen 10-12-2012 05:33 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by LesPaulGuy514
Real name. I take full responsibility, I mean it IS my fault. Just unexpected you know?

Yea I definitely get where you're coming from; would probably feel the same in your situation.

HumanitysDeath 10-12-2012 05:33 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by LesPaulGuy514
"Hope it isn't busy tonight." "Screw work." "Yeah no managers up front tonight!"

Does that fall under the definition of "nasty ass shit, man."

They aren't 'nasty ass shit' but they are bad publicity/advertising, which is what they fired you for.

From the way you talk about them, I get the feeling that this is some large, corporate company where they see employees more as a numbers than people, ya?


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