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So... what about if I post on social media under an assumed name?
Can my employer hold 'Dr. Gently' (Or his fantasy hockey champion alias, or his kid's youtube account) to the same standards as... me?
That's the reason I don't use my real name online. Because I like my job.
His remark was in response to a comment about smokers that I posted. Does anyone here think that smokers are smart people who make good decisions? The side of the package basically warns you this crap may kill you. The cost alone should be a deterrent. Yet, people continue to light up. Now, even Obamacare slaps a surcharge on those that smoke and it's to a small hit. People who are addicted to cigarettes are weak. These are simply facts. Just as is the fact that H Ross Perot never hired smokers when he owned and ran EDS. That was in the 70's.
But why SHOULD it be more expensive to fire you than let you stay put? A really good leader that's really confident in his/her leadership abilities and qualities should see no need to set up generous parachute provisions. I mean fairly generous moving expense provisions ($5-$10k) and 1-3 months' pay, reasonable. Millions and millions, with the looming threat of "wrongful termination" lawsuits waged by executive nomads who do this to every small-to-medium enterprise they can schmooze into hiring them? No thanks. I have met smooth operators, wheelers and dealers, straight up narcissist douchebags that are straight up destroyers of organizations. Generous golden parachute provisions signal weakness and corruption.