Another nurse bites the dust due to facebook - page 9

by siringe

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I don't know the woman in question, yet news reports acknowledge that facebook has caused another job termination casualty in the nursing community. I know there are numerous posts regarding this topic, yet I figure sharing this... Read More


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    Quote from cxg174
    A real eye opener. I agree she went too far. Try searching your own name on a few search sites. They have profiles out there of you and everything- what you like, your interests. It is so scary. Our world is out of control. Privacy that we crave is a thing of the past. I enjoy the internet, but wish I could pull everything about myself off.
    I use pipl.com every few months or so. It's an interesting exercise in how little we value our personal information sometimes.
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    Quote from dudette10
    Is the nurse manager such a moron that she doesn't see how offensive her reprimand is to state employees? She's implying that they are petty, punitive, and retaliatory in their official capacities as inspectors! And, she put it on a formal reprimand that the state inspectors may be able to actually read as part of their jobs!

    What an idiot.
    I gave kudos, I wish you could click the kudos button 20 times. This is absolutely rediculous!

    I think lawyers are bottom feeders (wait...am I allowed to say that??) but they are good for something, and that something is called case law. You have to get a case into court in order to create case law, and that's court worthy. If there were ever a question raised as to how far an employer can legally go when it comes to social networking, this is prime. There does need to be law governing it, because until then every comment you make that someone doesn't agree with can get you written up or fired. Apparently.
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    Quote from cxg174
    A real eye opener. I agree she went too far. Try searching your own name on a few search sites. They have profiles out there of you and everything- what you like, your interests. It is so scary. Our world is out of control. Privacy that we crave is a thing of the past. I enjoy the internet, but wish I could pull everything about myself off.
    Also, try searching your email address. You'd be surprised what you can find out about someone just by searching their email address (such as forums they belong to, which may or may not be something you wish everyone to know you belong to...) Just sayin...I've known people get into a lot of trouble that way.
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    Quote from woahmelly
    I use pipl.com every few months or so. It's an interesting exercise in how little we value our personal information sometimes.
    I just did a search of my name on the site and everything came up. It is pretty scary, places I have lived including phone numbers and all kinds of other information. I'm not even listed in the phone book lol What in the world?
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    Quote from MsbossyRN
    I just did a search of my name on the site and everything came up. It is pretty scary, places I have lived including phone numbers and all kinds of other information. I'm not even listed in the phone book lol What in the world?
    Oh, yeah. I've put in some very old e-mail addresses and user names just to see. What was I thinking?
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    There's a thing called "privacy" allowing only friends to read any posts made by it's author on FB. Maybe all FB should reset their privacy listings in order for viewing only to be made by friends. It amazes me how many people do get in trouble from their work place regarding matter posted on FB. Solution: a. don't post, or b. don't allow any co-workers, bosses, etc to be your 'friend'.
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    Greetings All,
    I haven't read all 9 pages of comments, but I wanted to know how did the hospital find out what she had written? Are employers really searching the internet to see what people are putting before, during & after employment?

    When applying to a job, do you have to give them permission to look at your facebook, myspace, twitter etc pages? Or is it informed consent?
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    I FB, but never mention work. I don't post family pics on there. Nothing on the net is private even if you think it is.
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    No you don't sign anything to give them permission to look at your FB, Twitter, etc accounts, but anything you put out onto the Net could be argued to be public domain and if your boss, who probably is FBing and twittering too will see it. In this case one of her co-workers most likely talked about the post or with it being such a high profile case, HR might have "googled" for comments on it-which they legally can do. Sucks doesn't it.

    So never post while at work and keep work comments to the mundane like "yep worked today." Don't even mention where you work or with who. Better safe than sorry.
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    Yes, it does suck. I don't have a job. I'm in nursing school. I haven't worked in YEARS! But it's so surprising to read this. I just did a search under pipl.com with my email address & usernames...I was surprised to see some of my comments on pages that I'm part of, such as my natural hair albums.

    Good thing I'm not the only one with my username on there. I found sites that I have visited and commented on back in 2001. I found my 1st born obituary (painful memory) etc. Just glad there is nothing negative under my name/email address.


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