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    • Weeman88..
    • By Weeman88.. 7th Mar 18, 5:23 PM
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    Help!!. Company Disrepute
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    • 7th Mar 18, 5:23 PM
    Help!!. Company Disrepute 7th Mar 18 at 5:23 PM
    Dear forum

    On my final warning at my company & I said something Stupid & wrong on Facebook. I deleted almost straightaway,got a meeting Saturday & so scared & worried about what they're going to do or say. I'm just assuming they're sacking me to be honest. It's just an investigation meeting on Saturday but I think they'll send it to a disciplinary. Someone help me!!..please!!. I'm begging anyone for advice. I never meant anything by what I said I regret it & I'm very remorseful..I just think they'll listen but ignore it all really. !!!128546;!!!128546;!!!128546;


    New to this so forgive me if it's in the wrong place & move it or give me a link to the right place if it's not this one. thank you.
    Last edited by Weeman88..; 07-03-2018 at 7:50 PM.
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    • Manxman in exile
    • By Manxman in exile 7th Mar 18, 5:39 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 5:39 PM
    Some information would be nice! In order to help you...


    What "didn't you mean" to say? EDIT: probably best not to say!
    Last edited by Manxman in exile; 07-03-2018 at 5:40 PM. Reason: Add
    • Diamandis
    • By Diamandis 7th Mar 18, 5:44 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 5:44 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 5:44 PM
    You might want to remove the employers name from this thread. It's only going to make things worse. If you're on a final warning and have posted negatively about the company or their customers on Facebook then I would look for a new job.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 7th Mar 18, 6:07 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 6:07 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 6:07 PM
    Dear forum

    On my final warning at Sainsburys I said something Stupid & wrong on Facebook. I deleted almost straightaway,got a meeting Saturday & so scared & worried about what they're going to do or say. I'm just assuming they're sacking me to be honest. It's just an investigation meeting on Saturday but I think they'll send it to a disciplinary. Someone help me!!..please!!. I'm begging anyone for advice. I never meant anything by what I said I regret it & I'm very remorseful..I just think they'll listen but ignore it all really. !!!128546;!!!128546;!!!128546;


    New to this so forgive me if it's in the wrong place & move it or give me a link to the right place if it's not this one. thank you.
    Originally posted by Weeman88..
    Was your employer named on F/B?
    If so, you could have a problem.
    Last edited by z1a; 09-03-2018 at 5:30 PM. Reason: re-adding employer name.
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 7th Mar 18, 6:23 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 6:23 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 6:23 PM
    If youre a) on your final warning and b) said something on Facebook slagging off Your work what also having it down as your workplace on FB then youve got pretty much no chance sorry.

    (Basing this on the word disrepute in the title and the fact they said something on Facebook then deleted it

    When youre on a final warning you need to keep your nose very clean. You did not.
    Last edited by marliepanda; 07-03-2018 at 9:12 PM.
    • BorisThomson
    • By BorisThomson 7th Mar 18, 6:34 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 6:34 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 6:34 PM
    You might want to remove the employers name from this thread. It's only going to make things worse. If you're on a final warning and have posted negatively about the company or their customers on Facebook then I would look for a new job.
    Originally posted by Diamandis
    This!

    My advice would be to remove yourself from the internet until you understand that everything you post is there forever. Even with a company the size of Sainsbury's, it's not going to be hard to find the worker on a final warning and having a disciplinary on Saturday.

    Crikey.
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 7th Mar 18, 6:42 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 6:42 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 6:42 PM
    On a final warning and still post negative comments about the company on Facebook, what are you expecting the outcome to be? Promotion. You are clearly a slow learner who needs to speed up!
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 7th Mar 18, 7:03 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 7:03 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 7:03 PM
    I'm sorry to add nothing positive ton the debate, other than in the future take this as a learning lesson and never name employers online. better still, don't mix work and social media, they're an explosive mixture.

    Best of luck.
    • xapprenticex
    • By xapprenticex 7th Mar 18, 7:05 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 7:05 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 7:05 PM
    normally people on final warnings keep their heads down, you remorsefully slagged them off on your Facebook Account.

    Imo you probably need this as a wake-up call.
    • John-K
    • By John-K 7th Mar 18, 7:09 PM
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    Advice?

    Stop being so bloody stupid.

    Why would you do it?

    Anyway, more practical advice for right now; wait to see what is said, apologise, profusely, promise not to do it again, but be prepared for the worst, which is to be sacked for gross misconduct, and to have this blight your job hunting for a while.
    • Weeman88..
    • By Weeman88.. 7th Mar 18, 7:31 PM
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    Thanks for any advice people. Don't hold any hope really. I feel like giving up in everything!!. Don't know why I bother!.

    Just one bad comment & I deleted it..just worse that I'm on a final warning that's all.

    I'll go to the meeting for the hell of it but doubt they'll do anything to help.
    • BorisThomson
    • By BorisThomson 7th Mar 18, 7:40 PM
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    Thanks for any advice people. Don't hold any hope really. I feel like giving up in everything!!. Don't know why I bother!.

    Just one bad comment & I deleted it..just worse that I'm on a final warning that's all.

    I'll go to the meeting for the hell of it but doubt they'll do anything to help.
    Originally posted by Weeman88..
    .
    Why are you on a final warning? It clearly isn't just one bad comment, and it doesn't come across that you've learned from it.

    Go to the meeting and apologise, and explain how you won't be posting about your employer again online (and that includes on here - remove the name).
    • Weeman88..
    • By Weeman88.. 7th Mar 18, 7:48 PM
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    Breaking a glass window with trolleys a stupid mistake. It was one comment but different stuff I did wrong before now but not the same thing. I just want to prove myself & prove I can be a good colleague. I will do but already admitted defeat to myself tbh. I won't post about them at all. I'll do everything right. Just think I'm going so what's the point now. Suppose I can only truly try my best in the meeting.

    I don't know how!!. Sorry
    • BorisThomson
    • By BorisThomson 7th Mar 18, 7:54 PM
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    Breaking a glass window with trolleys a stupid mistake. It was one comment but different stuff I did wrong before now but not the same thing. I just want to prove myself & prove I can be a good colleague. I will do but already admitted defeat to myself tbh. I won't post about them at all. I'll do everything right. Just think I'm going so what's the point now. Suppose I can only truly try my best in the meeting.

    I don't know how!!. Sorry
    Originally posted by Weeman88..
    Click Edit Post, and (I think) Advanced Edit to change the title.

    They do have a social media team that monitors forums, Facebook etc. You don't want them picking up on things that can be identified back to you.

    I hope the meeting goes better than you expect.
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 7th Mar 18, 8:01 PM
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    You can't change what you have done but learn one lesson, and that is Never, Never, Never post anything even vaguely related to your work on any social media platform. You might make what you think is a light hearted comment but the employer sees it differently. It's just not worth the risk.
    • John-K
    • By John-K 7th Mar 18, 8:05 PM
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    Thanks for any advice people. Don't hold any hope really. I feel like giving up in everything!!. Don't know why I bother!.

    Just one bad comment & I deleted it..just worse that I'm on a final warning that's all.

    I'll go to the meeting for the hell of it but doubt they'll do anything to help.
    Originally posted by Weeman88..
    Man up. Take responsibility for your actions. Stop whining like a baby.

    You chose to do this, you understood the consequences, so be man enough to take them with good grace. Saying that you do not know why you bother might make sense if life were dumping on you, but it is not, you are choosing your own outcomes here.

    This is like nailing your todger to the bench and then crying that your todger is nailed to a bench.

    Of course it is, you just bought a hammer and nails, stood there, looked at it, and drove a nail through it!
    • Tahlullah
    • By Tahlullah 7th Mar 18, 8:19 PM
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    Quite interested to know how long you have worked for them. You say you are on a final warning - if you were that bad, wouldn't they have dismissed you before? So I am guessing over 2 years?

    It's not helpful when you are trying to remove comments from the net when people quote you and ensure the Organisation name remains visible. Perhaps you can private message those forum members and ask them to delete the posts or at least edit them to remove the employers name.

    However, a final warning is usually that. One more thing and you are gone. Be prepared. And hopefully learn that being online is not necessarily good for you.
    Striving to be mortgage free.
    2018 MFW #135

    600 of 2000
    • elsien
    • By elsien 7th Mar 18, 8:22 PM
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    elsien
    There's little point in telling the OP to remove the company name from their initial post if everyone replying then either quotes or references the company themselves.
    Perhaps the people responding could also go back and edit their posts?
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • xapprenticex
    • By xapprenticex 7th Mar 18, 8:45 PM
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    If he were there 2 years and still trying to prove himself to be a good colleague that wold be an issue in itself so i dont think he has been there that long.

    Quite interested to know how long you have worked for them. You say you are on a final warning - if you were that bad, wouldn't they have dismissed you before? So I am guessing over 2 years?

    It's not helpful when you are trying to remove comments from the net when people quote you and ensure the Organisation name remains visible. Perhaps you can private message those forum members and ask them to delete the posts or at least edit them to remove the employers name.

    However, a final warning is usually that. One more thing and you are gone. Be prepared. And hopefully learn that being online is not necessarily good for you.
    Originally posted by Tahlullah
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 7th Mar 18, 9:13 PM
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    Ive removed the employers name from my post now, but I doubt it!!!8217;ll make much difference. He!!!8217;s already slagged off the company publically, this thread can!!!8217;t have made it any worse than it is...
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