Canadian woman loses benefits over Facebook photo - Yahoo! News
This intersecting of real life and Internet worlds such as Facebook and Myspace has got to stop. It is so ironic that we are living in the age of Big Brother, and it turns out it's self-imposed because people post TMI on the Internet. Even if this person was truly having fun at these events, as shown by the pictures, does that overturn a doctor's diagnosis of clinical depression?
It's time for another round of fair labor law legislation that bars employers from stepping into employee's personal lives on the Internet. It is truly ridiculous, when veterans of Internet forums (such as anyone reading this post) realize that 100% of anything anyone posts on the Internet could be 100% made-up falsehoods anyway, in which case the companies would be basing real-life decisions on malarky.
Where is the public outrage over these continual occurrences? Make no mistake, even if you just flip burgers in the corner fast food joint, your employer is monitoring you 24/7. Soon, we'll all have to wear that McDonald's smile everywhere we go, even while we are sleeping, or risk termination.
There's so much to be outraged about every day now, that it seems like this concept of privacy outsidethe workplace is lost on the general public. Are you fine with getting fired if you go to the beach, post a picture of your trip to your Facebook account, and your employer fires you the next day because they thought your bathing suit was a bit too skimpy/innappropriate and there's absolutely nothing you can do about it because of the current labor laws? :confused: