LesPaulGuy514
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#1
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? " 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.
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Last edited by LesPaulGuy514 at Oct 12, 2012,
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#2
Your own fault, broski.

But it is a bit harsh.
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#3
don't bite the hand that feeds you, Only thing that comes to mind...


sorry dude.
It's over simplified, So what!

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When the system goes full-on retard, you're not heralded for being the sensible one.
LesPaulGuy514
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#8
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.
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#11
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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?
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#12
Quote 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?
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#13
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.
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#14
And that's why I'm not an immature little bitch about my job.

You had to have posted some nasty ass shit, man.
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#15
You should change your privacy settings. You can make it so they can't see what you say pretty easily.
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LesPaulGuy514
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#16
Quote 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."
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#17
Quote 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
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#18
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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)?
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#19
Quote 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.
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#20
Quote 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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#21
How did they find out it was your twitter? Do you use your work email for social media and call yourself by your real name?



EDIT: also, why would you bitch about your workplace online? I mean, everybody complains about where they work from time to time, but I don't know anybody who goes online and says "Working for X company SUCKS!"
Last edited by CoreysMonster at Oct 12, 2012,
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#22
Quote 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."

So, you didn't actually identify the company you work for in the 'offending' tweets?
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#23
Quote by HumanitysDeath
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?


Relatively large. Probably 80 stores throughout the Midwest.
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#24
But he didn't really say anything bad about the company or the managers, he just posted generic 'screw work' stuff. I understand that last one being suspicious, however.

Quote by LesPaulGuy514
Relatively large. Probably 80 stores throughout the Midwest.


Ehh, that's somewhat mid-level. Depending on what they sell, they could easily be in more trouble than you realize.
Last edited by whywefight at Oct 12, 2012,
slipknot5678
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#25
I think it's stupid you were fired over that. It's a shame only the businesspeople and 'customers' are respected.
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#26
Quote by slapsymcdougal
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)?


In many areas (at-will employment), he can be fired for any legal (excluding race, religion etc.) reason or no reason at all.

If I need to fire someone, I generally just tell them "Your services are no longer required", because I have no interest in getting in a 'why' pissing contest.
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#27
Quote by CoreysMonster
How did they find out it was your twitter? Do you use your work email for social media and call yourself by your real name?



EDIT: also, why would you bitch about your workplace online? I mean, everybody complains about where they work from time to time, but I don't know anybody who goes online and says "Working for X company SUCKS!"


I never said "OMG WORKING FER COMPANY X SUCKS." I made 3 generic work complaints throughout my 7 months on Twitter. And you must not know a lot of people because I see people who say it all the time. Not me though.
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#28
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Sue them.
Seriously.
That's your private life.

Sorry, doesn't work that way. At both my jobs, the employment agreement basically stated that I wasn't allowed to post negative things about the establishments on social media. I wouldn't be surprised if TS signed the same sort of thing.

EDIT: Although getting fired over what TS posted is stupid. I've posted much worse things about my job.
Last edited by TheChaz at Oct 12, 2012,
CoreysMonster
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#29
Quote by LesPaulGuy514
I never said "OMG WORKING FER COMPANY X SUCKS." I made 3 generic work complaints throughout my 7 months on Twitter. And you must not know a lot of people because I see people who say it all the time. Not me though.

I've never seen anybody complain about work. I've seen plenty of "Phew, finally work over!" or "Yay weekend, no work!", but never anybody explicitly complain about their job. Also, how did they find your Twitter? Don't you have that set to private?
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#30
Quote 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."



eehhh that's it?


I'm going to guess that they just needed to fire someone and you were up for the chopping block, But they needed a reason, So they pulled this shitty excuse out of their ass.

sucks man
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LesPaulGuy514
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#31
Quote by CoreysMonster
I've never seen anybody complain about work. I've seen plenty of "Phew, finally work over!" or "Yay weekend, no work!", but never anybody explicitly complain about their job. Also, how did they find your Twitter? Don't you have that set to private?


No I don't. Not my brightest move. That's so weird that you don't see people complain about work. I see it all the time. However I am in high school so maybe that changes the perspective.
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#32
Quote by LesPaulGuy514
No I don't. Not my brightest move. That's so weird that you don't see people complain about work. I see it all the time. However I am in high school so maybe that changes the perspective.

Ah, that's probably it.

I'm 23 and most of my friends are my age, we're almost or already done with uni and are working in the field we want to. Anybody who'd complain about their work would immediately be chastised for being a whiney bitch
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#33
Quote by CoreysMonster
Ah, that's probably it.

I'm 23 and most of my friends are my age, we're almost or already done with uni and are working in the field we want to. Anybody who'd complain about their work would immediately be chastised for being a whiney bitch


Yeah, most of us don't check the "fast food" box on preferred fields.
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#34
Quote by LesPaulGuy514
Yeah, most of us don't check the "fast food" box on preferred fields.

If you were on my facebook and I saw you complain about your job, I'd still call you a whiney bitch, regardless of age or occupation

If you take a job, you do it the best you can. I mean, sure, everybody slacks off in their teens at work, I used to work at a shoe store and would sneak out behind the store to smoke and stuff, but be glad you have a job. Money is money and experience is experience. If you don't like a job, then don't work there. Don't whine and complain about it, either change it or shut it.

/old fogey giving advice
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#35
Quote by CoreysMonster
If you were on my facebook and I saw you complain about your job, I'd still call you a whiney bitch, regardless of age or occupation

If you take a job, you do it the best you can. I mean, sure, everybody slacks off in their teens at work, I used to work at a shoe store and would sneak out behind the store to smoke and stuff, but be glad you have a job. Money is money and experience is experience. If you don't like a job, then don't work there. Don't whine and complain about it, either change it or shut it.

/old fogey giving advice

lol