In this day and age of prevalent digital communications, the majority of healthcare employers
have policies that govern workers' use of social media. If any of these policies are broken, a worker's employment could be terminated.
Your coworker stated that her job at ___ (insert company's name) is an underpaid position. Although this is her opinion, it reflects negatively on the company, and any members of the public who read the post might start wondering.
Companies have an image to groom and constantly maintain. Workers who post too openly on Facebook are threats to the polished image of professional safe havens that these hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities like to uphold.
Furthermore, healthcare workers look unprofessional to the public when they post statements such as, "I'm not risking my life to go to an underpaid job at ___ (insert company's name)." In times of bad weather, we are essential personnel.
I do NOT agree with firing anyone over Facebook comments. However, this should serve as a warning to think long and hard before you post.