Do you think they/employers are watching what we post? - page 4

Do you wonder if your employer has a good guess of who you are on AN and monitors your posts the way some employers do on other social networking sites?... Read More

  1. by   bagladyrn
    Yes, my employer knows my online name - I told them. Figured that was the easiest and assures they won't be assuming someone else's posts are mine. I post with the awareness that it is public, but am generally very outspoken, so if I have a complaint or opinion they probably already know it.
    If I have anything really sensitive I truly need to vent about it doesn't go online - it's only shared with a fellow nurse I've known forever who does NOT work with me. (and besides, we already know all of each other's deep dark secrets)
  2. by   canesdukegirl
    Perhaps our fellow co-workers or even managers recognize us from our posts.

    I don't posts things that I have not already discussed or would discuss in front of my peers at work.

    As for FB, I used to post vague things like "I am so glad that I am home-what a crazy day!", but I have gotten to the point now that I don't post ANYTHING regarding work. I say that I love my life, I mention hobbies, etc., but never work issues.
  3. by   That Guy
    I know for a fact they cruise FB.

    Here though, Im not too sure.
  4. by   1996RN
    i have a friend who was fired for a negative comment she posted on one of these sites.
  5. by   GadgetRN71
    I don't worry about it. They can't prove it's me posting any given statement.

    Obviously, I don't violate HIPAA. My FB account also doesn't list my place of work and I have privacy settings on there. But,it'll be a cold day in hell before I let them dictate anymore of my life than they already do.
  6. by   Lovely_RN
    I don't think my employer checks AN but I know they check FB for sure. We were told during orientation to not list our hospital as our employer if we didn't want them searching for dirt!

    I use just about every privacy feature on FB and I still don't post anything work related.
  7. by   pedicurn
    I don't post anything about work here or FB.
    I cringe a little when new nurses post about their new jobs and the exact unit they have been employed for
  8. by   carolmaccas66
    THIS IS YOUR DON SPEAKING! I'VE BEEN SNEAKILY SEARGHING ALL THE NURSING WEBSITES & HAVE FINALLY FOUND YOU ON HERE, MAKING SMART ALECKY, RUDE COMMENTS. COME AND SEE ME TOMORROW MORNING AT 7am BECAUSE YOU'RE FIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HA HA bet u were worried just then!
  9. by   pockunit
    Quote from suanna
    Do you wonder if your employer has a good guess of who you are on AN and monitors your posts the way some employers do on other social networking sites?

    . . . aaaand this is why I changed my old account to a new one with NO identifying information. No previous posts to stalk, nada.

    I suppose if someone were tracking me down for a bounty they could figure it out, but I'm not that popular.
  10. by   GimiRN
    When I was on here with a previous account (that is no longer used), I had someone figure out who I was. This person asked me if that was my username, and even quoted info from various posts I had made. I didn't have anything bad anywhere, so I admitted that it was me. But I still felt a bit violated, especially when this person proceeded to tell others what my username was. I never posted under that name again. So yes, it is definitely possible to be identified.

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