Woman Wished To Be Fired On Facebook, Wish Granted
I've said it over a thousand times - Watch what you post on social media!
Amy McClenathan posted on sentence on Facebook and it changed her life forever.
Amy claims she was having a "bad day" near the one year anniversary of her mother's death. She went on Facebook and posted "I wish I could get fired some days, it would be easier to be at home than to have to go through this."
The next day - she was fired.
See what I mean?
Another case happened to a Tuscon reporter who was covering homicides in the area. He went on Twitter with various statements making "fun" of the lack of homicides on a particular night and them in general.
Brian Pedersen tweeted "WTF! No overnight homicides? You’re slacking Tucson" and "You stay homicidal, Tucson. See Star Net for the bloody deets".
So, can you complain about work on social media? According to a report by National Labor Relations board, Yes. Does that mean you should? NO!
Be smart about your post and who sees them. If you are friends with co-workers or former co-workers; don't post anything about your job, boss, etc. It can and will bite you in the butt. It's not completely right but guess what? It's the way of the world now, like it or not.
Be careful, be smart! Do what I do, if you absolutely have to post something about work - be vague about and don't mention anything or anyone in particular.