In this age of social networking and financial hardships, no one wants to lose their job over some bullshhh… but that’s exactly what’s been happening lately. First it was the Atlanta train operator who was suspended from his job after being caught texting by a passenger who posted pics on twitter, then there was those 3 dumb “A”zz teachers who got caught up in a FaceBook love triangle. Oh…and let’s not forget lil miss ‘I had a beer on vacation and got fired after I posted pics on my FaceBook page“. Granted, each case is completely different, but the underlying cause is the same…. SOCIAL NETWORKING! This time it’s FaceBook to blame again. A Canadian woman on long-term sick leave says she lost her disability benefits because her insurance agent located photos of her on Facebook in which she appeared to be having too much fun.
Nathalie Blanchard has been on leave from her job at IBM in Bromont, Quebec, for the last year undergoing treatment for depression and was receiving monthly sick-leave benefits from her companies disability insurance. Blanchard’s payments ceased unexpectedly and when the employee called her insurance company to inquire about her funds, she was told she was no longer considered disabled because of photos on her Facebook page. Continue Reading…
I just read an update regarding the two Rex Middle school teachers who were jailed in Clayton county after fighting over a love triangle involving facebook. In case you missed it, Chaka Cobb and Ebony Smith were arrested for arguing and fighting in front of students after discovering they each were involved with the same man, who is also a teacher at the school.
Each were charged with misdemeanors in the case and faced termination from their employer, however employment records obtained by the AJC on Wednesday show Smith resigned in lieu of termination while Cobb is currently serving a 19.5-day suspension without pay. According to the records, she is scheduled to return to her position Dec. 4th.
Cobb was only charged with disorderly conduct, while Smith was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. I can only assume that is why she faced termination while Cobb remains employed. It’s also being reported that the man they were fighting over, Rex Mill physical education teacher Derek Green, was also suspended for 10 days without pay, although he was not directly involved in the incident and was not charged with a crime.
An internal investigation by school officials found all three teachers violated the “professional conduct” section of the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators, along with the school board’s ethics policy. Administrators also filed a complaint against the two female teachers with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, which licenses all teachers in Georgia.
“There was swinging and hitting and profanity between the two,” the complaint reads. Green was not referred because his actions did not occur at school, district spokesman Charles White said.
In case you missed it:
Mugshot Mania ~ Teachers Fight in FaceBook Love Triangle (Video)
This social networking this is way outta control. First a MARTA bus driver gets suspended after a passenger twitpics him using his cell and now a teacher has been forced to resign over Facebook photos! Ashley Payne, a former Georgia high school teacher is smack dab in the middle of the most recent social networking controversy. Payne was forced to resign, after school administrators questioned the material posted on her Facebook page. Payne says she had pictures of her trip to Europe on the site and wrote about a game she plays with friends. She says none of the material was inappropriate, but a parent complained about a picture of her holding a drink in her hand.
I had no idea how a parent could have seen something like that on my page cause I had everything set to private. I wasn’t friends with any students. I didn’t give any access to students or parents.
The photo below is one of the pics that got Payne fired. She was holding a glass of Guinness Beer after visiting a brewery in Dublin:
Meet Edward Richardson, 41, of Staffordshire England. Richardson was just convicted of murdering his wife last year after she changed her FACEBOOK marital status to single:
“Richardson became enraged when Sarah changed her marital status on Facebook to single and decided to go and see her as she was not responding to his messages. He gained entry by breaking the front door window and made his way into the property.
Once inside he found Sarah in her bedroom and subjected her to a frenzied and brutal attack with a knife and then attempted to take his own life. (Source)
This fruitcake has since been sentenced to life with a minimum of 17 years in prison but that still doesn’t make up for the fact that this was a totally senseless crime. I’m still amazed at the amount of people who actually PAY ATTENTION to peoples relationship statuses on Facebook. Hell…mine used to change with my mood too until I just decided to leave it at “complicated”… Life is crazy and the internet is the DEVIL. 😯