Lapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1580 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4650 times:
There was the story about the Australian guy who phoned in sick to his work and then posted on FB that he was hungover, forgetting that his manager was a friend. Can't find a screen shot of it anywhere but I'm sure someone else can oblige.
GrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2911 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4595 times:
Quoting Lapper (Reply 6): There was the story about the Australian guy who phoned in sick to his work and then posted on FB that he was hungover, forgetting that his manager was a friend. Can't find a screen shot of it anywhere but I'm sure someone else can oblige.
I had a similar story about someone who called in sick on a Friday, but later on, on his MSN messenger, he put something like "XXX is in Amsterdam!"... After a bit of investigation, he was indeed having a nice long week-end in Amsterdam.
And then he did not understand why he's been dismissed.
Some people are just plain stupid...
"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
Charles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1333 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4359 times:
One of the main reasons why I love FB and the like...they allow the dumbest among us to identify themselves that much more accurately! I really don't fault FB at all...in fact, I'm sure that, if the cases presented above are true, then the bosses/co-workers/dates of these fools appreciate the fact that they found out the truth sooner rather than later. Like I've said in other threads, FB is nothing more than a tool...it's up to you to use it wisely. Thank God some people don't for our collective amusement!
BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4321 times:
An old school friend of mine recently did a Caribbean cruise out of Miami with his family. On the day he was due to fly home to London, his facebook status changed to say that during his trip he had "found" homosexuality and wanted to come out to his friends and family. He even posted a photo of his supposed "lover", also an old school friend of mine, and taken from a photo that I had taken on a drunken night in a pub back in 2001!!
Of course, a crowd of us on facebook who were all at school with him had a field day posting comments on what he had said, and wishing him well with his new life (well I did anyway, being gay myself...others weren't quite so kind!).
It was only when he arrived home that we found out the truth. He had logged in to facebook at the Apple Store in Miami on his way home, and had stupidly forgotten to log out before he left...and obviously the next person who sat down at that computer decided to have a bit of fun with his account!
That'll learn him!!
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Steeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9349 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4059 times:
Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 5): And yes, Facebook is dangerous if you're not cautious! I would never put anything related to my job or my intimate life.
Me neither. I don't think my employers have facebook accounts. Regardless, I wouldn't throw them under the bus like that. We all have bad days at work; who doesn't, but some folks need to mature and grow up.