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2014-05-08 09:08:12 AM
Wow. Most of those were painful to read. Would be interesting to see a follow-up and what some of those folks are up to these days.

/my sister did some stupid shiat on Facebook which wound up contributing to her becoming divorced
 
2014-05-08 09:16:23 AM
7. An intern in 2007, still learning the ropes, no doubt, was fired after his boss learned that the "family emergency" he had to miss work for was a fib. How was his lie sniffed out? The intern's co-workers found this Facebook picture of him attending a Halloween party the same day he blew off work. What's worse? The made-up story, or the fairy wand?

Heh.  I remember when this hit FARK.  Good times.
 
2014-05-08 09:24:19 AM
TL;DR: forgetting that posting anything on FB is like shouting it all day in the break room, especially if you don't have your permissions/security settings adjusted properly.

TL;DRTE: Don't be stupid and share it.
 
2014-05-08 09:24:53 AM
Two things I would never do on Facebook. Put where I actually work and friend my boss and post stupid rants about work.

Three. Three things I would never do on Facebook.
 
2014-05-08 09:30:31 AM
The teacher drinking was BS.  The rest of them?  Morans...

I told my son when he first got online, don't post anything on fb you wouldn't want a future employer to see...because they will see it.
 
2014-05-08 09:37:45 AM
In this new society that we've all agreed to be a part of, your Facebook page is an extension of yourself. For this reason, it's not a good idea to post anything there that you wouldn't normally say, for example, to your boss.

This is the thing that kills me.  It's not an extension of yourself.  It's a tailored persona.  At least it is if you're smart.
 
2014-05-08 09:39:07 AM

slayer199: The teacher drinking was BS.  The rest of them?  Morans...


I agree, however it is a lesson to really tailor your sharing permissions if you're exposing your coworkers, supervisors and/or clients to your FB feed.

Diogenes: At least it is if you're smart.


See my previous.
 
2014-05-08 10:12:46 AM
An employee of mine was upset that I turned down his Facebook friend request, even after I told him I did it for his own good and that I believe everyone has the right to motherfark their boss in relative privacy.
 
2014-05-08 10:16:00 AM
3. A Georgia teacher was called into the principal's office in 2009 after a student's parent complained of finding pictures of her drinking beer and wine on her Facebook page. School administration said the images "promoted alcohol use," and the teacher was ultimately asked to choose between resignation or accepting a suspension. She chose to resign.

Wow, what an asshole parent! Way to cost that girl her job because she had the audacity to drink.

And I just don't get posting pictures of doing illegal shiat like smoking weed. I'm all for smoking, but c'mon! Don't publicly post that shiat!
 
2014-05-08 10:34:04 AM

scottydoesntknow: And I just don't get posting pictures of doing illegal shiat like smoking weed.


Honestly - regardless of your stance on weed and legalization, that's just unwise absofarkinglutely stupid.
 
2014-05-08 10:38:26 AM
I actually have sympathy for the bus driver in #6.
 
2014-05-08 10:40:57 AM
All of this can be avoided by not using FB.
 
2014-05-08 10:52:42 AM

scottydoesntknow: 3. A Georgia teacher was called into the principal's office in 2009 after a student's parent complained of finding pictures of her drinking beer and wine on her Facebook page. School administration said the images "promoted alcohol use," and the teacher was ultimately asked to choose between resignation or accepting a suspension. She chose to resign.

Wow, what an asshole parent! Way to cost that girl her job because she had the audacity to drink.



Even without FB, the parent would have seen the teacher on the weekend at a restaurant, drinking with dinner, and freaked out.
 
2014-05-08 10:56:16 AM

Snarfangel: I actually have sympathy for the bus driver in #6.


That one is the most likely to get a pass from me, followed by the teacher (who I assume was well aware of the "standards of decency" clause in her contract/handbook).

scottydoesntknow: And I just don't get posting pictures of doing illegal shiat like smoking weed. I'm all for smoking, but c'mon! Don't publicly post that shiat!


Colossal dumbass.
 
2014-05-08 11:00:55 AM
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I'd be sooo pissed if my parent got my hawt teacher fired for drinking.
 
2014-05-08 11:14:13 AM

slayer199: The teacher drinking was BS.  The rest of them?  Morans...

I told my son when he first got online, don't post anything on fb you wouldn't want a future employer to see...because they will see it.


1. One of my rules is that I do my best to never have a picture taken of me drinking. I'll put my drink down or behind my back.

2. I tell my teachers and my students that if you don't want it appearing on the front page of the NY Times, above the fold, don't put it on the Internet.
 
2014-05-08 11:16:26 AM
I have a strict no coworkers rule on my facebook. I also don't use my real name and rarely add family members. It keeps things more fun
 
2014-05-08 11:17:39 AM

Uranus Megahertz: slayer199: The teacher drinking was BS.  The rest of them?  Morans...

I told my son when he first got online, don't post anything on fb you wouldn't want a future employer to see...because they will see it.

1. One of my rules is that I do my best to never have a picture taken of me drinking. I'll put my drink down or behind my back.

2. I tell my teachers and my students that if you don't want it appearing on the front page of the NY Times, above the fold, don't put it on the Internet.


to your teachers and students this makes no sense because they've probably never seen a physical paper
 
2014-05-08 11:20:27 AM

ModernPrimitive01: Uranus Megahertz: slayer199: The teacher drinking was BS.  The rest of them?  Morans...

I told my son when he first got online, don't post anything on fb you wouldn't want a future employer to see...because they will see it.

1. One of my rules is that I do my best to never have a picture taken of me drinking. I'll put my drink down or behind my back.

2. I tell my teachers and my students that if you don't want it appearing on the front page of the NY Times, above the fold, don't put it on the Internet.

to your teachers and students this makes no sense because they've probably never seen a physical paper


Before the jump?

/I hate that phrase
 
2014-05-08 11:22:17 AM
Rule #1 of Facebook.

Do not friend ANYONE you work with.

Rule #2 of Facebook

DO NOT FRIEND ANYONE YOU WORK WITH
 
2014-05-08 11:24:40 AM
Remember when it comes to posting pictures on Facebook there are memories and then there is evidence
 
2014-05-08 11:25:24 AM
The busdriver one is pure fascism.  The teacher one is an injustice too.  The rest of those people seem to stupid to breathe.
 
2014-05-08 11:25:56 AM

Snarfangel: I actually have sympathy for the bus driver in #6.


If the bus driver used a student's real name, it's a privacy violation.
 
2014-05-08 11:26:04 AM

blatz514: [s3.yimg.com image 468x286]

I'd be sooo pissed if my parent got my hawt teacher fired for drinking.


I agree, but knowing how some things are, it was probably a christian school...

I also equate that level of stupidity (on the schools part) to the same level of dumb as firing a teacher because she got pregnant while single... "Let he without sin..." and all that, right?

Then again, using Facebook the way most people do makes it easy for an employer to find a reason to fire them...
 
2014-05-08 11:26:50 AM

Rev.K: Rule #1 of Facebook.

Do not friend ANYONE you work with.

Rule #2 of Facebook

DO NOT FRIEND ANYONE YOU WORK WITH


Friend whoever you want.

Rule #1 of the internet:

Assume anything you post will be read/seen by the general public.
 
2014-05-08 11:27:39 AM
I have seen the trashing your boss thing blow up first hand to a secretary at an old job.

Good thing too, she was a dumbass.
 
2014-05-08 11:28:01 AM
I don't use Facebook.  I don't see the point.
 
2014-05-08 11:30:12 AM

scottydoesntknow: Wow, what an asshole parent! Way to cost that girl her job because she had the audacity to drink.


A couple of weeks ago a certain biatch I'm "friends" with on FB made a post criticizing one of the teachers at the elementary school my kids go to for having the audacity to have purple hair and visible tattoos. I knew right away who she was talking about. It's a teacher my oldest son has, and absolutely loves. As do many of his friends. So of course this got some of the other pearl clutchers upset and riled up, with one or two of them saying they were going to go to the school board with their "concerns." I truly hope these coonts don't cost that teacher her job.
 
2014-05-08 11:30:33 AM
Firing teachers for drinking is BS.

I'd be drinking too if I had to look after 30 insolent snot nosed kids five days a week.
 
2014-05-08 11:32:09 AM
I'm waiting for something like this to happen to that wife of my fiance's friend.  She's got co-workers friended, yet has right out said she hates her job and is trying to get on disability so she doesn't have to work again.  Knowing people who are on disability and struggling to make ends meet, I don't think she's really thought this thing through.
 
2014-05-08 11:33:47 AM

Snarfangel: I actually have sympathy for the bus driver in #6.


The driver's opinion is not the problem. The problem is that the driver is viewed as a representative of the organization (the bus company and very arguably the school district). And as a representative in a public forum-- yes, fb is a public forum-- he's spreading misinformation and expressing political opinions, not to mention criticizing his employer. And no, that's not a free-speech issue. His employer (the bus company) is perfectly within rights to terminate him.

No sympathy. You don't bite the hand that feeds you, except to whistleblow on illegal activities.
 
2014-05-08 11:34:26 AM
But what about the always-post side:

Praise for your boss' leadership skills;
Quotes from biblical passages and their applicability to day-to-day problems;
Encourage others to share in your volunteer efforts;
Pictures of MOM;
Pictures of cute animals;
. . .

/friends know real page is under a nickname
 
2014-05-08 11:34:48 AM

Rev.K: Rule #1 of Facebook.

Do not friend ANYONE you work with.

Rule #2 of Facebook

DO NOT FRIEND ANYONE YOU WORK WITH


My #1 rule is never to use Facebook.  Life is good.
 
2014-05-08 11:34:51 AM
I post next to nothing about work.  The most scandalous thing I'll post is, "I had a rough day at work. Glad to be out."

I also don't post about hard drinking or illicit drugs. You might get a, "Sam's Noble Pils is good. If you don't like heavy centennial hops, you can try this one safely."

If you wouldn't want your mom to see it, don't post it. Seems simple to me.
 
2014-05-08 11:35:46 AM
My SIL is a teacher too, and she refuses to add any of her students.  Not that she posts dumb shiat, it's just not a good idea to friend your students.
 
2014-05-08 11:36:35 AM

amindtat: criticizing one of the teachers at the elementary school my kids go to for having the audacity to have purple hair and visible tattoos. I knew right away who she was talking about.


Is there more than one that fits that description?
 
2014-05-08 11:37:27 AM

LeroyBourne: My SIL is a teacher too, and she refuses to add any of her students.  Not that she posts dumb shiat, it's just not a good idea to friend your students.


you should try being a therapist. Your clients will look you up and try to friend you
 
2014-05-08 11:40:24 AM

amindtat: scottydoesntknow: Wow, what an asshole parent! Way to cost that girl her job because she had the audacity to drink.

A couple of weeks ago a certain biatch I'm "friends" with on FB made a post criticizing one of the teachers at the elementary school my kids go to for having the audacity to have purple hair and visible tattoos. I knew right away who she was talking about. It's a teacher my oldest son has, and absolutely loves. As do many of his friends. So of course this got some of the other pearl clutchers upset and riled up, with one or two of them saying they were going to go to the school board with their "concerns." I truly hope these coonts don't cost that teacher her job.


Be very vocal and public about your concerns if it seems to go that direction.  Um... think of the children...
 
2014-05-08 11:40:26 AM

blatz514: [s3.yimg.com image 468x286]

I'd be sooo pissed if my parent got my hawt teacher fired for drinking.



Her vagina would look like it had been in a plane crash when I am finished with her.
 
2014-05-08 11:40:36 AM

Arcturus72: blatz514: [s3.yimg.com image 468x286]

I'd be sooo pissed if my parent got my hawt teacher fired for drinking.

I agree, but knowing how some things are, it was probably a christian school...

I also equate that level of stupidity (on the schools part) to the same level of dumb as firing a teacher because she got pregnant while single... "Let he without sin..." and all that, right?

Then again, using Facebook the way most people do makes it easy for an employer to find a reason to fire them...


Don't forget, Jesus turned water into wine.
 
2014-05-08 11:40:48 AM

amindtat: scottydoesntknow: Wow, what an asshole parent! Way to cost that girl her job because she had the audacity to drink.

A couple of weeks ago a certain biatch I'm "friends" with on FB made a post criticizing one of the teachers at the elementary school my kids go to for having the audacity to have purple hair and visible tattoos. I knew right away who she was talking about. It's a teacher my oldest son has, and absolutely loves. As do many of his friends. So of course this got some of the other pearl clutchers upset and riled up, with one or two of them saying they were going to go to the school board with their "concerns." I truly hope these coonts don't cost that teacher her job.


Did you post a calm, well-reasoned response on her wall? Publicly calling them out on their hyperventilating bullshiat is the fastest way to deflate the whole thing before it turns into actual action. People like this assume that everyone agrees with them, so silence from their social circle is treated as agreement. If you stand up and say "you're being irrational," you encourage others to do so as well, nipping this little bit of dumbass advocacy in the bud. And if it costs you your friending from this "biatch," so much the better.
 
2014-05-08 11:43:59 AM

factoryconnection: Snarfangel: I actually have sympathy for the bus driver in #6.

That one is the most likely to get a pass from me, followed by the teacher (who I assume was well aware of the "standards of decency" clause in her contract/handbook).

scottydoesntknow: And I just don't get posting pictures of doing illegal shiat like smoking weed. I'm all for smoking, but c'mon! Don't publicly post that shiat!

Colossal dumbass.


I have to disagree with your point about the teacher and the "standards of decency" clause. There's nothing indecent about a picture of an adult figure enjoying an alcoholic beverage in a responsible manner. The correct parental response is to use that as an occasion to teach your child about why it's OK for an adult but not, say, a classmate.

Yeah, if it was a picture of her doing half-naked keg stands, I could see a decency-clause charge. But a previous work experience led me to do some serious thinking about adults drinking in view of students and my conclusion is that it should be seen as an opportunity for role modeling healthy drinking behaviors. Alcohol can be enjoyed with a smile on one's face, as in the picture from the article. So can birthday cake.

Shielding children from all such examples just turns them into utterly naive college freshmen with higher risk of alcohol-related problems.
 
2014-05-08 11:46:11 AM

ModernPrimitive01: LeroyBourne: My SIL is a teacher too, and she refuses to add any of her students.  Not that she posts dumb shiat, it's just not a good idea to friend your students.

you should try being a therapist. Your clients will look you up and try to friend you


No.  I have a legion of people in fb limbo.  I don't accept them nor do I decline.  I just keep them in that limbo.  Seriously, I haven't seen you people since HS.  We can have that quick 5 min catch up conversation, but then what?  Let's just not go through with this.
 
2014-05-08 11:48:17 AM

LeroyBourne: ModernPrimitive01: LeroyBourne: My SIL is a teacher too, and she refuses to add any of her students.  Not that she posts dumb shiat, it's just not a good idea to friend your students.

you should try being a therapist. Your clients will look you up and try to friend you

No.  I have a legion of people in fb limbo.  I don't accept them nor do I decline.  I just keep them in that limbo.  Seriously, I haven't seen you people since HS.  We can have that quick 5 min catch up conversation, but then what?  Let's just not go through with this.


Heh, I've got 45 friend requests just sitting there. I haven't touched facebook in probably 2 years and have had people ask me why I haven't accepted their friend request. Luckily my fiance tells them that I really do not touch facebook anymore so don't take it personally.
 
2014-05-08 11:51:37 AM
Wow. Do they even allow Marines to vote?
 
2014-05-08 11:52:19 AM

amindtat: scottydoesntknow: Wow, what an asshole parent! Way to cost that girl her job because she had the audacity to drink.

A couple of weeks ago a certain biatch I'm "friends" with on FB made a post criticizing one of the teachers at the elementary school my kids go to for having the audacity to have purple hair and visible tattoos. I knew right away who she was talking about. It's a teacher my oldest son has, and absolutely loves. As do many of his friends. So of course this got some of the other pearl clutchers upset and riled up, with one or two of them saying they were going to go to the school board with their "concerns." I truly hope these coonts don't cost that teacher her job.


So beat them to the punch and go to the school board with compliments about the teacher and how much your kid likes her.
 
2014-05-08 11:54:13 AM
So old
 
2014-05-08 11:54:38 AM

Rev.K: Rule #1 of Facebook.

Do not friend ANYONE you work with.

Rule #2 of Facebook

DO NOT FRIEND ANYONE YOU WORK WITH


Rule #3 - set your goddamn privacy so only your friends can see anything other than your name.
 
2014-05-08 11:55:38 AM

brimed03: factoryconnection: Snarfangel: I actually have sympathy for the bus driver in #6.

That one is the most likely to get a pass from me, followed by the teacher (who I assume was well aware of the "standards of decency" clause in her contract/handbook).

scottydoesntknow: And I just don't get posting pictures of doing illegal shiat like smoking weed. I'm all for smoking, but c'mon! Don't publicly post that shiat!

Colossal dumbass.

I have to disagree with your point about the teacher and the "standards of decency" clause. There's nothing indecent about a picture of an adult figure enjoying an alcoholic beverage in a responsible manner. The correct parental response is to use that as an occasion to teach your child about why it's OK for an adult but not, say, a classmate.

Yeah, if it was a picture of her doing half-naked keg stands, I could see a decency-clause charge. But a previous work experience led me to do some serious thinking about adults drinking in view of students and my conclusion is that it should be seen as an opportunity for role modeling healthy drinking behaviors. Alcohol can be enjoyed with a smile on one's face, as in the picture from the article. So can birthday cake.

Shielding children from all such examples just turns them into utterly naive college freshmen with higher risk of alcohol-related problems.


When did double fisting drinks become responsible?
 
2014-05-08 11:57:37 AM
scottydoesntknow:

Heh, I've got 45 friend requests just sitting there. I haven't touched facebook in probably 2 years and have had people ask me why I haven't accepted their friend request. Luckily my fiance tells them that I really do not touch facebook anymore so don't take it personally.

You've inspired me to go into my fb and delete a bunch of people I don't socialize with anymore.  Trim the fat so to speak.

What's funny is when I first joined fb I was using my college email account, and that has been since deleted.  One day I accidentally clicked on some spam and was forced to change my pswd.  I've since forgotten that pswd and if fb ever asks me to renew it I'll just let the account go dormant.  And since my old email doesn't exist I can't just have them email it over.  I tried asking fb to give me my pswd, but you know what they wanted?  They wanted me to take a picture of my drivers license and email it over.  OH HELL NO!
 
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