Can sharing thoughts with friends on Social networking sites kill your job? Yes, it can, at least if you work for Apple and criticize about the company publicly on networking sites. Samuel Crisp from Norwich, who was working as a specialist in the computer giant’s Chapel-field store has lost his job when for criticizing his iPhone, his job and about the company on Facebook, reports Metro.co.uk,.
Samuel Crisp is his 20s, working as a specialist was not happy with his position in the company and shared his discomfort with his friends on Facebook. In another instance, while testing an app on his iPhone he posted:
‘****ed up my time zone for the third time in a week and woke me up at 3am? JOY!!’
He also poked on company’s tagline “Tomorrow is just another day. That you’ll never forget” when it offered Beatles songs on iTunes, he posted ”Tomorrow’s just another day that hopefully I will forget.’
All these abuses were reported to Crisp’s manager, Lindsay Cruickshank, by one of his colleague who was connected to him on Facebook. Lindsay initially suspended then finally fired him from the job. In oppose, Crisp filed a claim with an employment tribunal, but the panel also took decision in favor of Apple stating:
We take into account their position that the Facebook posts were not truly private and could in fact have been forwarded very easily with the claimant having no control over this process.
Unlike other major companies, Apple has also set social media policies that banned critical remarks about the brand and the criticisms but many people might not be aware of such polices. One should always be careful before posting any inappropriate status updates or pictures of their employers on any social networking sites like Facebook, google+ as that can also put your job in danger.
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