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hailhydra Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 12:25 AM
Response to Reply #7
8. I work for a company
that actually has an intern searching MySpace, Twitter, FaceBook etc for employees bad mouthing the company.

Many have been fired for saying something as benign as, "I hate work!" and having the company's name in their profile. Unfortunately, this is the world we live in...
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  -I saw something today I wasn't supposed to see iwillalwayswonderwhy  May-23-11 11:53 PM   #0 
  - Don't ponder, organize n/t  FreeState   May-23-11 11:56 PM   #1 
  - +  struggle4progress   May-24-11 12:10 AM   #6 
  - Cubed. nt  blondeatlast   May-24-11 01:31 PM   #49 
  - + One  Scuba   May-24-11 05:14 AM   #17 
  - Absolutely! n/t  MissDeeds   May-24-11 07:11 PM   #79 
  - 80% of the financial gains over the last 30 years have been acrued by the top 1%  TrollBuster9090   May-24-11 07:25 PM   #82 
  - I see your point but it is never a good idea to talk about what you did at your job on the Internet.  LoZoccolo   May-23-11 11:58 PM   #2 
  - Why... It appears as though some trainer of African Elephants has an issue with witch-doctors.  The Doctor.   May-24-11 01:53 AM   #13 
  - Good for you...  CaliforniaPeggy   May-23-11 11:59 PM   #3 
  - thumbsup :-)  BillyJack   May-24-11 12:29 AM   #10 
  - Perfect example of why labor unions are still relevant  Hugabear   May-24-11 12:00 AM   #4 
  - I have been working since i was 16 years old.  MrDiaz   May-24-11 05:48 AM   #19 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   May-24-11 05:53 AM   #20 
     - If it gets  MrDiaz   May-24-11 06:04 AM   #23 
        - Are you under 40  iwillalwayswonderwhy   May-24-11 06:07 AM   #25 
        - yes I am under 40,  MrDiaz   May-24-11 06:12 AM   #26 
           - Yep unions are useless.......  socialist_n_TN   May-24-11 02:03 PM   #54 
           - Wait until you hit 50 or 55 and someone younger who will take  eagertolearn   May-24-11 10:02 PM   #97 
        - Good luck with that in this job market.  Dogtown   May-24-11 06:32 AM   #27 
        - When did I say  MrDiaz   May-24-11 06:42 AM   #30 
        - Want to find out just how much a 'nice guy' your boss is?  Ikonoklast   May-24-11 11:03 PM   #103 
        - So no matter what the economy does, as long as you are union  snooper2   May-24-11 01:45 PM   #53 
        - I thought you said you had always been treated well on the job?  Fumesucker   May-24-11 08:19 AM   #38 
        - The job I currently have  MrDiaz   May-24-11 09:29 AM   #39 
           - I read a comment on another thread by you that at least implied you were always treated well..  Fumesucker   May-24-11 09:39 AM   #40 
        - My god, you are so naive. Or just trying to stir things up  OwnedByFerrets   May-24-11 08:12 PM   #89 
     - Welcome to DU..  Fumesucker   May-24-11 05:58 AM   #22 
     - What may work for you until you're 40 or so may not be working for all -  TBF   May-24-11 06:42 AM   #29 
     - I do not believe  MrDiaz   May-24-11 07:55 AM   #35 
        - In every case, on every job, at every employer,  Occulus   May-24-11 09:43 AM   #42 
        - I agree with this statement.  Wait Wut   May-24-11 02:17 PM   #55 
        - you are overvaluing your employers if you think Mc Donalds provides good insurance to it;s workers!  bettyellen   May-24-11 07:42 PM   #86 
        - You sound like a shill  DiverDave   May-24-11 11:04 PM   #104 
     - You've been far  Lydia Leftcoast   May-24-11 11:02 AM   #46 
     - You've been very fortunate. If all employers treated their  Daphne08   May-24-11 02:56 PM   #57 
     - it's still not a good enough argument to do away with unions  SemperEadem   May-24-11 04:33 PM   #60 
     - I worked for 42 years  Philippine expat   May-24-11 04:33 PM   #61 
     - Working for a small company in which your boss knows you  JDPriestly   May-24-11 04:51 PM   #62 
     - Consider yourself fortunate. Very fortunate especially in Houston.  TxVietVet   May-24-11 05:10 PM   #64 
     - You have all those things because of unions.  alarimer   May-24-11 05:25 PM   #66 
     - +1  Gormy Cuss   May-24-11 06:12 PM   #69 
     - What you describe is called  sulphurdunn   May-24-11 05:36 PM   #67 
     - I'm glad that you and 35 others are treated fairly.  gtar100   May-24-11 05:47 PM   #68 
     - LOL  liberation   May-24-11 06:22 PM   #72 
     - Well go to work for a large corporation and see how generous they are  notadmblnd   May-24-11 06:47 PM   #75 
     - Well, guess no one else is working for a ridiculous minimum wage -- or lacking benefits?  defendandprotect   May-24-11 07:19 PM   #81 
     - Wow, I've heard that a lot  October   May-24-11 08:22 PM   #91 
     - You wanna merit badge or something?  TheDebbieDee   May-24-11 08:42 PM   #92 
     - And you're very lucky. And in the minority.  Zoeisright   May-24-11 10:55 PM   #101 
     - Of course what a wonderful tail......  DainBramaged   May-24-11 10:57 PM   #102 
     - You aren't by any chance related to the owner of the company in some way are you?  NNN0LHI   May-25-11 07:02 AM   #107 
  - Behold, The Power Of Collective Bargaining  ChoppinBroccoli   May-24-11 12:06 AM   #5 
  - I agree with LaZ that talking about a one's job on the net can be dangerous.  snagglepuss   May-24-11 12:18 AM   #7 
  - I work for a company  hailhydra   May-24-11 12:25 AM   #8 
  -  guruoo   May-24-11 07:55 PM   #88 
  - FEAR, FEAR, AFRAID of what "they" can "do" to you!!!!!  BillyJack   May-24-11 12:32 AM   #11 
  - I used to be on the 'Nuremberg Files' and get death threats. Fear? No. Just be aware.  REP   May-24-11 03:42 PM   #58 
  - I think it's vague enough  iwillalwayswonderwhy   May-24-11 05:22 AM   #18 
  - The bosses and owners are not your friends  MilesColtrane   May-24-11 12:29 AM   #9 
  - That's such bullshit....  Joe the Revelator   May-24-11 06:49 PM   #76 
     - No.  Hissyspit   May-24-11 06:55 PM   #78 
  - I don't know why companies aren't pushing for single payer insurance.  Kablooie   May-24-11 12:56 AM   #12 
  - They have more control over the workers  Mariana   May-24-11 02:57 AM   #15 
  - Alot of business's do push for it. They tend to have 2 things in common.  MedicalAdmin   May-24-11 07:04 AM   #34 
  - Love your second one!  bobbolink   May-24-11 09:22 PM   #95 
     - Lol . The sox are off now. Bwahahaha n/t  MedicalAdmin   May-25-11 06:25 AM   #106 
  - They get their information from the Chamber of Commerce of which  mmonk   May-24-11 08:08 AM   #36 
  - Many want to do it -- it's large corporations that keep this from happening ....  defendandprotect   May-24-11 07:35 PM   #84 
  - damn  quinnox   May-24-11 01:56 AM   #14 
  - "...I could plainly see in an instant, why corporations despise unions..."  jtuck004   May-24-11 03:22 AM   #16 
  - TRUE DAT  pasto76   May-24-11 04:30 PM   #59 
  - Can you see why workers sometimes despise corporations?  chillspike   May-24-11 05:55 AM   #21 
  - I understood that long before I saw the spreadsheet  iwillalwayswonderwhy   May-24-11 06:04 AM   #24 
  - When you get something that looks like one of these, sign it. In fact, get some and pass them out!  Stinky The Clown   May-24-11 06:33 AM   #28 
  - I didn care much about unions until I realized how much business hates them  Papagoose   May-24-11 06:45 AM   #31 
  - When facts slap one upside the head and it makes one ponder  lunatica   May-24-11 06:45 AM   # 
  - I'm sure the company doesn't mind that went out and that you saw it. The way people are begrudging  Brickbat   May-24-11 06:45 AM   #32 
  - It sounds like the company you work for is profitable . Why  sufrommich   May-24-11 06:49 AM   #33 
  - Makes you wonder what the unions would do if we ever got rid of employer-issued healthcare  Shagbark Hickory   May-24-11 08:15 AM   #37 
  - That's one of the most convoluted statements I've read on DU.  blondeatlast   May-24-11 01:39 PM   #51 
  - I didn't say they were, sorry if you got that notion.  Shagbark Hickory   May-24-11 06:15 PM   #71 
  - That makes no sense at all.  Mariana   May-24-11 02:30 PM   #56 
     - Why doesn't it make sense?  Shagbark Hickory   May-24-11 06:14 PM   #70 
        - Of course not, as there'd be no need.  Mariana   May-24-11 06:50 PM   #77 
        - I don't think it would make a difference.  Shagbark Hickory   May-24-11 08:17 PM   #90 
        - It doesn't make sense because you're using useless hypotheticals  nonperson   May-24-11 11:38 PM   #105 
  - should the employees who make the product get the benefit of their work  Snoutport   May-24-11 09:42 AM   #41 
  - So you are paying more so that the Union people can pay less?  cbdo2007   May-24-11 09:45 AM   #43 
  - I'm sure the union just doesn't want to organize the location where the OP works..  Fumesucker   May-24-11 10:53 AM   #44 
  - I was about to saaaay... I'm in one of the original Right to Be Screwed  blondeatlast   May-24-11 01:41 PM   #52 
  - The OP isn't a union member.  CrispyQ   May-24-11 01:03 PM   #48 
  - I get it.  hay rick   May-24-11 06:37 PM   #73 
  - No ... he's paying more because the corporations want to pay less... and they can get away with it .  defendandprotect   May-24-11 07:39 PM   #85 
  - Could you help me understand what you are pondering?  sita   May-24-11 11:02 AM   #45 
  - I wonder  revolution breeze   May-24-11 01:01 PM   #47 
  - Keep your mouth shut, no matter how tempting it is to gossip about it.  badtoworse   May-24-11 01:38 PM   #50 
  - O-R-G-A-N-I-Z-E!!!  Gman   May-24-11 04:51 PM   #63 
  - This is not a new business practice, but your discovery  savannah43   May-24-11 05:13 PM   #65 
  - Union members elected officials who negotiated with the employer for the terms of the benefit  notadmblnd   May-24-11 06:45 PM   #74 
  - I definitely am NOT resentful of union members  iwillalwayswonderwhy   May-24-11 07:29 PM   # 
     - Don't worry because I didn't sense any resentment in your OP  NNN0LHI   May-25-11 07:16 AM   #108 
  - Interesting -- and also that it is TABOO for employees to discuss salaries and benefits ...  defendandprotect   May-24-11 07:16 PM   #80 
  - Hush now. You're killing the bad unions vibe that some on DU are pushing.  Jakes Progress   May-24-11 07:29 PM   #83 
  - Just think if it were for the unions what little benefits we do get wouldn't of happen. Thank  southernyankeebelle   May-24-11 07:45 PM   #87 
  - Employer reviews  guruoo   May-24-11 08:48 PM   #93 
  - I'd sure find out what it takes to get one of the  EC   May-24-11 08:53 PM   #94 
  - REC. nt.  bertman   May-24-11 09:26 PM   #96 
  - Time to join the union and organize  Omaha Steve   May-24-11 10:14 PM   #98 
  - I guess they could have decided not to negotiate the health benefits and focused instead on...  JohnnyRingo   May-24-11 10:40 PM   #99 
  - Mail it to EVERYONE in the company.  cliffordu   May-24-11 10:48 PM   #100 
  - Union Members negotiated for their benefits, you took what the scraps they gave you.  ThomWV   May-25-11 07:26 AM   #109 

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