But it does not end there. More companies are adding rules that state you are not allowed to make comments about the workplace- on your own time. Social networks can be accessed and if you make derogatory remarks or even talk about "internal issues", say ridiculous rules they expect you to adhere to, you can be subject to disciplinary action, up to & including being fired.
I understand not divulging trade secrets... but they literally mean a virtual gag order on employees.
We are not talking about top level, State Secret type info or positions either.
I'm talking about a Pizza parlor. Real story...
Facebook post costs waitress her job
A couple came in for lunch and stayed for three hours - forcing her to work an hour past her quitting time.
And they left her a tip she thought was pretty measly - $5.
Johnson did what most folks who need a good rant do nowadays. When she got home, she went on Facebook. "Thanks for eating at Brixx," she wrote, "you cheap piece of ---- camper."
And like a growing number of workers, she found out the hard way that what you say on social networks can be used against you, particularly if you're in a position of public trust or public service.
The managers at Brixx called her in a day or two later, she says. They showed her a copy of her Facebook comments and told her she was being fired for violating company policy against speaking disparagingly about customers. A Brixx official said she also violated a second policy against casting the restaurant in a negative light on social networks.
"We definitely care what people say about our customers," said Jeff Van Dyke, one of the partners who run the restaurant."
We will likely be reading more posts that go something like this:
A friend told me about large unnamed corporation, in an undisclosed location that has cheaped out the employees yet again.
Making less than $10 dollars an hour, before taxes, after 5 years of service is reminiscent of Chinese sweat shops. Those sons of bitches are living the high life, and expect people to work their asses off for a poverty level wage. Whatever money "the small people" make gross, is never money they actually take home- "net".
Employees want to scream when they see pie charts with corporate strategies, and cost containment is the #1 item. That's corporate speak for "no raises for you".
The flogging will continue until morale improves.....