Originally Posted by snowshoe
@ Rubers - Good point. I always found the notion that you could be fired for relatively minor infractions in the USA (this varies from state to state, of course) to be quite perturbing. Having said that, I never set up a FB account precisely because of what is now coming to pass.
If you get fired from a job for a terrible reason, you probably don't want to work there in the first place. I think some people are forgetting that there is an army of employees out there who do nothing but freeload and would kill to get into a position where firing them was difficult. I'm not saying they should be able to cut your benefits and kick you to the curb over anything at all, but employees certainly shouldn't be given some free pass card. I know people making $60k plus benefits that do less work in 6 months than I do in a week, because they can't be fired.
Would YOU hire that same person to help build your struggling small company?
You absolutely should be scared you will lose your job, otherwise most people won't try. And I mean that in terms of people who don't try, you shouldn't be abjectly afraid for your job, only if you are a bad employee. Facebook... a bit much, but you can't deny where it is all coming from.
Now I sound like I'm defending it too much. Just making sure it's seen for what it is in practicality.Edited by _02 - 3/27/12 at 7:01am