A woman in Oregon was fired from a health foods market for posting slanderous things on facebook. She never mentioned the name of the company and there was no foul language. The company claims there was more to firing her but during the confrontation, she was shown a stack of printed pages from her facebook page.
My opinion on this is: if we go the way of having to be careful and allow this to happen, who knows where it will go. This woman may have been a bad employee in other ways. That is irrelevant. We must be able to talk about our work with others. We as underpaid or even fairly paid employees should be able to vent. A company should not have the right to stop our personal conversations about anything reasonable in our private lives. Pretty soon, we will be fired for in-person conversations. Facebook should say more about this. It is just not right. No employer should ever be able to bring a stapled stack of my facebook pages to my firing. What does everyone else think?