Would you comment your angers in cyberspace?

United States
August 13, 2009 8:13pm CST
A vivid example I read from the newspaper today, it said that 2 employees of a houston restaurant chain make angry comments about their manager on the cyberspace. The manager threaten to fire them if they don't reveal the password to the site. This case was brought to the federal court for attention. Both sides are at the losing ground. Did you ever comment your anger on the cyberspace before?
7 responses
• Philippines
21 Aug 09
i remember some one posting about a girl got fired from the job because she post something on a social networking website about how she hate her boss. then, she forgot that she added her boss there and saw it..told him how disappointed he is and asked to pick up thing she left behind in the office..because she got fired
• United States
21 Aug 09
I most certainly vent online. I don't think it is wise of anyone to be using names, as I can see how that might be construed as defamation of character. But most places that people would rant (MySpace/Facebook/LiveJournal) most of those require you be a friend of the person to even see what they are posting. A blog works a little differently, but I'm wondering how the manager even found out about it. You'd have to be looking for the information, and how messed up is that? That a manager is going and looking to see the personal posts of his employees. On top of that to then demand a password? Did no one teach this man about privacy? I can see asking for the post to be deleted, but unfettered access to a personal account? It would be like letting someone check your mail or tap your phone. Whatever happened to free speech? Now admittedly there could be the issue of defamation of character. But then change the names and places and that shouldn't be a issue. The only people who would know otherwise would be people the poster knows personally. Unbelievable that people spend so much energy, time and court hours on this. Like there aren't more important things in the world then a ticked off manager and an upset employee. And talk about working relationship. The manager totally ruined it, doesn't make him much of a manager in my opinion.
• United States
18 Aug 09
I think .... I don't think.... This issue upsets me. I think that it's a gross invasion of privacy that what you share on your blog/MySpace/Facebook/etc can be used against you in your job (unless you are complaining about your job while at your job....or using the company email to send out resumes). This is not the first instance of this happening; the one I heard was a few months ago and the girl did lose her job. I don't think that venting your frustrations on your blog is any different from going out to a bar with your friends after work and complaining about work and how many people get fired for doing that? It's one thing if you are a nurse or doctor and you are complaining about a patient and calling them by name, that's not okay in any situation, bar blog or otherwise. But just general venting, like My boss is a pain in the neck, or something like that....everyone says that at some point or another, it's nothing to fire someone over.
• United States
14 Aug 09
It's an interesting thing. I wouldn't likely insult a manager, or a boss, or anything like that. I know very well how dangerous it can be for things like job security and legal interaction. On the other hand, anonymous reviews, calm and well-thought-out arguments on a blog, or commiseration with others is perfectly fine. I don't think that, under any situation, would a boss/manager have the right to demand a password.
@jshekhar (1563)
• India
14 Aug 09
Hello friend, Normally I am a very patient person and do not get angry. however, if I get angry I would do my best to take revenge from the person and if that includes using the cyberspace, so be it! If I am convinced that I am not at fault then I would go to any extent to malign the person involved. The best thing about cyberspace is that you can do things really secretively and in the most effective manner as well.
@soulist (2987)
• United States
14 Aug 09
I would rant and rave on y blog but I would say who it was about or even that it was about a co-worker. I would probably say that some people get on my nerves and take about the action that enraged me instead of the people.
@pushkin69 (546)
14 Aug 09
Oh hell yeah. My partner and I were having major problems with our internet srvice provider and so we created a blog about the poor service and have had several comments from people having the same issues!