May 9, '11
Hi AN family,
This topic has been discussed throughout many threads but I wanted to designate a single thread to this issue. I am a Facebook junkie just like many people from my generation.
I would never post anything patient related or anything that would breach HIPAA. I posted a very tongue-in-cheek status about the daily struggles of nursing (such as drug seeking patients, non-compliant patients, and the patients with a grand sense of entitlement to name a few).
It was meant to be sarcastic and humorous. Well, long story short, HR got a hold of it and almost fired me for it. They said it made me look like a cold, callous nurse and that doesn't sit well with their core values as a facility.
My point of this thread is to be extremely careful about what you post on the internet. My page was as private as it could be but they managed to view it through a "friend's" page.
Luckily, I was able to keep my job and learned a valuable lesson. Don't post work related ANYTHING on your social networking sites.
Last edit by Joe V on May 17, '11
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I think our world is corrupt now that literally everyone has facebook. not gonna lie, i'm a user of it too. But I do wish i wouldn't have ever signed up for it 5 years ago when it used to be just a 'college' network. Now i'm too far into it, and it's hard to let it go.. ahhh dumb! But honestly, right now I like this site allnurses wayyy more than facebook..haha. theres a lot of valuable info on this site and it's good to know that there are a lot of us going through the same thing, depending on different situations. I think that your job took it way out of hand too, really? you getting fired for that?? ridiculous. but anyway, at least now you know not to put anything like that on fb ever again. lesson learned.
Last edit by believeallispossible on May 9, '11