Just........no.

  1. IU Health investigating controversial tweet by employee - Local News - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Controversial social media posts investigated by IU Health has led to the woman who posted them losing her job with the hospital.
    The hospital released a statement Sunday afternoon: "A recently hired IU Health employee tied to troubling posts on social media this weekend is no longer an employee of IU Health."
    Below is a screen shot of the tweet with an offensive word blurred out:





    A spokesperson for IU Health on Saturday addressed the Twitter post: “IU Health is aware of several troubling posts on social media which appear to be from a recently hired IU Health employee. Our HR department continues to investigate the situation and the authenticity of the posts. During the investigation, that employee will have no access to patient care.”
    Last edit by traumaRUs on Nov 27
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  2. 39 Comments

  3. by   Ruas61
    Just no what?

    No, it should be a protected right from the employer or no, they shouldn't have tweeted that?
  4. by   elkpark
    ^^ Yeah, that. It's not clear what you're objecting to, the post, or the employer taking action against the employee.
  5. by   hppygr8ful
    I recently learned that the Freedom of Speech clause of The Constitution does not extend into the private sector so you cannot just speak your mind with no repercussions. Private employers have the right to regulate the speech of their employees!

    Hppy
  6. by   roser13
    Quote from Ruas61
    Just no what?

    No, it should be a protected right from the employer or no, they shouldn't have tweeted that?
    Sorry, it seemed so obvious to me. Just no that an RN would post something like that without realizing the incredible wrong-ness of it.

    (And no, that is not really a word, but it works for me.)
  7. by   Ruas61
    You can believe whatever you want.

    You can think whatever you want.

    You can say (communicate) whatever you want.

    There's always a consequence.

    There are more days than less lately that I see ugliness, hatred, violence and moral depravity. It grows so heavy.

    All I can think to do is work in my little patch on earth and hope it grows out.
  8. by   meanmaryjean
  9. by   itsybitsy
    Freedom of speech has nothing to do with it. Anyone can say anything they want to without censorship or retaliation from the government - That is all the First Amendment is.

    However, even though the government can't jail you, your employer has every right to fire you because of what you said. And every other employer has the right to not hire you because of what you said. The Amendment doesn't protect you from all the consequences whatever you said may lead to. It only protects you in that you in the act.

    You can say you are going to blow a building up how ever many times you want. They can't make you not say that. But you can still be charged with terrorism.

    Plus, in this instance, to keep this person employed would open up that hospital to multiple lawsuits, which is in no way fair to the hospital system. So yea, they can kick her to the curb. Which they did...

    Indiana ‘Night Nurse’ whose tweet about white women sparked investigation 'no longer' with hospital | Fox News

    Additionally, this occurred more than once...

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    Last edit by itsybitsy on Nov 26
  10. by   missmollie
    Decisions and consequences. One does not exist without the other.
  11. by   NurseDisneyPrincess
    Yikes... well, she sounds like a peach.
  12. by   Emergent
    More evidence as to the negative aspect of the internet and social media. It gives a platform to extremists and can be a catalyst for harm.

    I believe it's fueled divisiveness in the world. So many people are engaged in negative attention seeking, and getting their endorphin fixes from clicks and likes. They will crave more and more, escalating their rhetoric and behaviors.
  13. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from roser13
    Sorry, it seemed so obvious to me. Just no that an RN would post something like that without realizing the incredible wrong-ness of it.

    (And no, that is not really a word, but it works for me.)
    I find it hard to believe that a HUMAN would post something like that without realizing the incredible wrong-ness of it. The idea that she could post something like that without realizing it might impact her employment convinces me that critical thinking is not her strong suit so maybe you're right in saying that no RN should be posting something like that.
  14. by   FolksBtrippin
    Emergent makes a good point about the internet and social media. Also, the way you can select what you see and don't see supports cognitive dissonance in a way that we haven't seen before.

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