Apparently, that questionable post you put up on Facebook might cost you your job:
Little did Ashley Payne know that the festive photo of her holding both a pint of beer and a glass of red wine would lead to her losing her high school teaching job.
The 24-year-old educator posted the image to her Facebook profile, and after a parent complained, school officials told Payne she’d have to choose between resigning and suspension, according to IOL News. She resigned.
And nobody had an inkling that this might happen? Would you post the same photo on the school’s bulletin board? If not, then it probably shouldn’t be on Facebook, which is even more public.
Now I’ve given social media presentations where I’ve suggested that in a few years this will no longer be a problem. When today’s 24 years are tomorrows management, they won’t consider Facebook photos like this to be a problem, because they will be socially acceptable because everyone has done it for years.
But for now, it is best to adopt a “poster beware” sensibility.