Does it sound like I can get my job back? - page 3
by hfullerCNA 6,806 Views | 35 Comments
At the Nursing home I work at we use walkie talkies to communicate with other staff members. A nurse that I work with one night got a resident to say "Get money b****** over them. She then posts on my Facebook using the... Read More
- 4Jul 19, '12 by NutmeggeRNYikes! At the risk of sounding immature, I defend my use of FB. It is a social outlet for me as my family and friends are scattered far and wide. I am quite capable of keeping it social and I clearly understand the ramifications of misuse of social media.
I am well educated, articulate and have a great job. I pay my bills on time, have a mortgage, put myself through grad school and maintain a home. Yup, I am an adult and would love to continue but I need to catch up with my college roomie, across the country in California.
- 0Jul 19, '12 by CapeCodMermaidQuote from Wild Irish LPNI'm with you. I can't figure that out. Nor can I figure out why anyone anywhere would communicate anything about bowel movements and medication over the air waves on a walkie talkie.and for the life of me I am trying to figure out just what was really said....."money*****".....I really cant figure out what the heck that even is or means.....and I have two teenage boy's.....
- 2Jul 19, '12 by WildOneQuote from Ashley, PICU RNI agree you can still live in the adult world and have a Facebook account. It just has to be managed appropriately
While this is neither here, nor there, Facebook was created as a social media site for college students to interact and stay in touch. Not for children.
With family and friends spread across the country, Facebook provides an easy and free way stay in touch, have conversations, and share pictures of special events. Without the internet/Facebook, I would have much less contact with many of my friends and family and it would be impossible for me to share and view photos without spending tons of money on phone bills, traveling and postage.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with adults using a social media site for social purposes. Just be smart and keep private information off the internet.
- 2Jul 19, '12 by Meriwhen Senior ModeratorMoral of the story is: YOU are responsible for anything on YOUR Facebook page, whether YOU posted it or not...because if you didn't post it, by leaving it up on your page you are certainly condoning it.
And the employers aren't looking to see who posted what...they see it on YOUR page and they will assume that it is YOURS. Is it fair? Not always. But that's how it is and as you found out, it bit you in the end.
So use the privacy controls, think twice before hitting the Post button, delete posts and comments as needed, require approval for when others want to post things on your wall, control who you friend, use the lists feature to control who sees what, and maybe even consider de-friending a few people. Or if you want to keep work and personal life more separate, you can set up a LinkedIn page and direct your work buddies to join that.
- 0Jul 19, '12 by TiffyRNThey use public band walkie-talkies. You are coached very quickly after hiring that no names go out on the walkies. We get communications from the L&D department and it's always generic like "need RT in room 19 for meconium", "need doctor in room 5 for a 30 weeker with bradycardia".
On the FB thing, I'm with the crowd that says we can be adults about it. I only have 3 co-workers on my FB and I wish I could unfriend them without offending them. I accepted their invitations when I first went on FB. There are many times I have "blocked" their access thinking there were some things I didn't want to share (though nothing inappropriate). Even the 3 work friends I have keep our conversations away from work-related items, we only talk about our own personal kids and babies (or in my case, kitties).
To the OP, I'm sorry this happened, I agree with the other posters that it's pretty serious. I think workplaces need to be explicit nowadays about what is not appropriate to post on "social networking sites" (maybe they need to always say, such as FB). Basically, almost nothing work-related needs to be on FB.
- 0Jul 19, '12 by girtsterWhile she may have been complicit in an act that was wrong (should have reported the inappropriate use of the walkie-talkie) you are way out of line to say "nurses are a dime a dozen". Mean. What's wrong with the world. We need to help guide others mistakes and all. Not put them down. This statement is abusive. Are you a nurse? Do you think that little of yourself? Your lack of kindness and compassion scares me. Do you also treat your patients this way? I don't think the OP deserves to lose her job. Don't post ANYTHING about work on facebook. Live and learn. The rest of the post is advice worth taking. Let it go and look for another job. Get a lawyer if you go the BON.