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WABASH, Ind. (CNN) An Indiana man is fired, and has Facebook to blame for it. He joined a page on the social networking site that slammed a product made by his company and that has him looking for a new job.
Drew Stith lives in Wabash, Indiana, in the northern part of the state southwest of Fort Wayne. He has worked for Living Essentials for more than a year, until he says a post he made on Facebook cost him his job: "It was because there was a Facebook page called Five Hour Energy Sucks, and so I liked that page. I don't really like the product that they make, I mean it doesn't work for me."
But Stith did like his job, though he says even his good work record couldn't have saved him. "They said if I don't like their product and I work there that, that makes their company look bad."
Anthony Juliano specializes in social media and says companies are within their rights to terminate over internet postings, but says they also have to have their policies clear for employees. He says, "Employers certainly have the right to make decisions about termination and hiring based on a lot of different factors, but they're certainly better protected if they have policies in place that help employees and help them understand what's permissible and what isn't."
Originally posted by hotbakedtater
The first thing I do at any job anymore or when I just meet someone new, I Facebook them. Actually I google them, and Facebook usually comes up.
Originally posted by woogleuk
OK, found it, and liked it it's actually down as "5 Hour Energy Sucks"