What a great idea!
Social Media Sobriety Test Helps Stop Drunk Posting
And this from the Portland Business Journal regarding a recently deposed Portland real estate manager notes, "Managers have fewer employment rights to free speech than nonmanagers."
Probably more importantly, "
"The seeming anonymity of the Internet is an illusion."
Here's the article...
Read more: Brian Owendoff incident inspires caution | Portland Business Journal
While it is illegal to deny employment or fire a person because of disparaging social media posts, that does not preclude the negative influence of employers taking that into consideration... as long as they don't make a formal statement suggesting the same.
So many times I have counseled my peers to stay away from these impulses to vent online. Not only does it reflect poorly on the poster but if the post is incorrect or not true, it could lead to legal action from the injured party for slander.
Such "bad manners" afre often done in a moment of anger or vindictive outbursts. One has to realize that the comments can jeapordize the employment status of the entire staff at your place of employment. Especially if the post is so damaging that it causes a decrease in business. The economy is tough enough already without the threat of losing your job from an internal threat via a thoughtless or untruthful comment online.
Then there is the issure of "cyber-bullies"... that could be a whole new Think Out Loud show!
Free speach is a right... as long as you are willing to pay the price.
"If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."
Paul Paz - WaitersWorld