I thought I'd share this story with everyone as warning. I learned yesterday that
an employee where I work had been fired for making 'terroristic threats' against
the company on Facebook.
This woman was off on maternity leave. She posted on her Facebook page that
her leave was about up and she was dreading having to go back to work. She
posted something to the effect of "I hope the whole building burns to the ground
with everyone in it" so I don't have to go back. Another employee sees this and
reports it to their supervisor, who takes it to HR and the end result is the person
was fired for 'terroristic threats'.
Now I know this person who posted that is no more going to burn the building
down than I would. She was just venting and thought she was talking just among
friends on Facebook and I know didn't mean a thing by it other then she was
dreading to go back to work after being off so long.
But that's the danger of putting words out there on a social site.
Kind of scary as you never who's reading what you say and might take it literally.