Published Jul 3, 2011
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ckh23, BSN, RN
Some companys hire people specifically for this. Their sole job is to check out facebook and the social media sites to find out what people are saying/doing. I have heard of some companys doing it during the employment process.
I am amazed that after all these stories people still have not changed their privacy settings and post stuff for all the world to see.
That is ridiculous. freedom of speech and expression taken away from us outside the workplace? My old hospital recently put into place a social networking policy. A nurse called out sick, then posted pictures of her eating at a resturaunt having a good old time. Somehow her manager found it. She got suspended. Social Networking I think is a great tool, keeps me sane sometimes actually, but we do give up a HUGE portion of our privacy.
joanna73, BSN, RN
While I agree that you need to be careful about what you say, saying you had a bad night is no big deal. This is one reason I won't friend coworkers or let friends of friends have access to my page. My boss does not need to view my personal life. It's friends only, and I have less than 30 on my page.
NamasteNurse, BSN, RN
And yet, you posted all of this here. Do you think they won't know it's you telling that story or that the higher ups don't check this site? Being careful means everywhere!
We recently had an issue at work where people were "checking in" at Hell on fb which was mapped out as the hospital. Needless to say that made its way to administrations desk
~Mi Vida Loca~RN, ASN, RN
HAHAHAHA That is pretty creative and funny.
Good info and it's the reason that I barely post on my FB page.
I know that anyone with a smart phone or laptop can show information that is on my page to people who I did not intend to see it.
Alot of Fl hospitals have really bad reputations and they don't want their poor management, staffing to get out.... I love to post their names ...I could care less. JFK is among the worst....
I've been really paranoid about the whole Facebook situation, especially when people get on at work.
I don't get on at work and I've defriended all of my coworkers except some who might get very hurt feelings. I put them on a special list and set my custom security settings so they can't see my posts or pictures.
Our hospital recently released a policy that clearly states we can be fired without notice if we're caught using hospital computers for Facebook, yet employees get on constantly and the management turns a blind eye. I keep telling them "You better watch it!"
People also don't realize that, in IT, they are constantly watching the computers. They pull up all of the computer screens for an entire unit at once and see what everybody is doing. My friend was pming someone else from work and saying things that some very personal things. I told her "IT monitors those computers, you know," but I think she thought I was just being paranoid. It is true. I know it for a fact!
Our hospital has downsized 2-3 times in the past 7 years by forcing early retirements. I've heard rumors they might downsize again - not a good time to be breaking the rules.
DeLana_RN, BSN, RN
I just don't get it, whatever possesses people to (a) friend their employer or coworkers, (b) post anything at all about work? Actually, I don't quite get the FB obsession anyway... primarily because I don't trust their privacy settings and TOS at all.
I don't post there at all, just rarely check in to see what my FB-obsessed relatives, who have forgotten how to call or email, are up to (that's how I learned that a niece had gotten married for the 4th time )
Thats why I dont say I am sick when I call in. I just state that I need to call in. It's really none of their business why I am calling in. If I have sick days, personal days, etc.. then it's my right to use it, as long as I am not abusing it. If I need a freaken personal day then so be it. Not that I tend to call in unless I really am sick or my kids are sick but still. Employers have no right to ask you why you are calling in, if you lie to them then thats your bad. Of course I am speaking in the general you.
LOl. That made me chuckle.
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