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Bank Worker Fired Over Facebook Post

After multiple posts such as, "I speak for myself when I say 'WoOOOOooooOooooHOoooOooOoo' it was pretty damn obvious something like this was coming," and

Credit: Cnet

(Image credit: Cnet)

"It was not unexpected. I've just hung on by my fingertips to stick around long enough for a nice payout when they could've had me out long ago without a penny! More fool them! Haha! Xx,"

Royal Bank of Scotland ex-employee, Katie Furlong, was fired and denied the joyful payout she had been blissfully posting about. If you are wondering how many more employees will be fired before they realize how important keeping their Facebook profiles private is, then great minds think alike.

Now, Furlong is suing the bank for the payoff that she had been hoping for.

Chris Matyszczyk of Cnet captured a screenshot of a Katie Furlong that we're assuming might just be brought up in any future legal arrangements.

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  • jaysbob
    ahh the perks of working for small business with an owner who can barely use "the email." I get to complain all I like.
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  • Burned by a post on Facebook? Even fired? Check out our site where you tell your stories and meet other people like yourself..... www.FiredByFacebook.com
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  • kriswitak
    Facebook is something that society has created making people think they need to use it. I got rid of mine a while back and personally feel less annoyed with the retarded posts and spam I used to get.
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  • TheRockMonsi
    FiredByFBBurned by a post on Facebook? Even fired? Check out our site where you tell your stories and meet other people like yourself..... www.FiredByFacebook.com

    LOL, Not a better place in the world to spam about that website.
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  • chaosgs
    I feel like you should not be fired for what is said or done off the clock. People cheat on their spouse, steal, hate their job, complain about their job, some love their job. All of which should not be a fire-able offense, so long as you do a decent job at work. (I do wish people who cheat on their spouse would get punishment).

    Every time i get mad at my job, it usually means management or upper management isn't doing their job.
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  • husker
    chaosgsI feel like you should not be fired for what is said or done off the clock. You are wrong and I can get you to admit it (if you are honest) in 2 seconds. Do you think that if I work as the VP of Marketing for say, Apple, and then I post a YouTube video about how Apple products suck, then I should get to keep my job? My example was extreme, I know, but now that I have you (if you are honest) admitting that somethings you do "off the clock" are fire-able offenses, now it is just a matter of deciding when someone has crossed that line. Clearly in my extreme example Apple would feel that I was hurting their company image and public perception of their products and therefore their bottom line. Do you think perhaps (if you are honest) that maybe, just maybe, given the negative comments she made about the bank that they felt the same way?
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  • I fully support the right of any employer to fire anyone talking shit about their boss or the company where the boss/company can see. Stupid people do not deserve job security!
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  • overclockingrocks
    IMHO what is said or done off the clock if it is well within reason (complaining about your job on your own time unless it's slander is fine in my book) should not be something that your employer can fire you over. I'm a Canadian and not a litigous person by nature but they should be sued into oblivion sorry she's off the clock boys she can say you guys suck all she wants as long as it's not slander,
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  • kingssman
    ..... i think now is a good time to up my privacy,, Why should i let every tom dick n harry view my status updates when i'm not friends with them, jeeze, im not that important.
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  • BulkZerker
    overclockingrocksIMHO what is said or done off the clock if it is well within reason (complaining about your job on your own time unless it's slander is fine in my book) should not be something that your employer can fire you over. I'm a Canadian and not a litigous person by nature but they should be sued into oblivion sorry she's off the clock boys she can say you guys suck all she wants as long as it's not slander,
    Fist off it doesn't matter where your from. Your opinion is still like everyone else, a dingle-berry on the ass of society just like mine.

    This woman deserved very much so to be fired. She admitted to being a financial burden to the company, she got what she deserved when she's working for a company who's job it is SPECIFICALLY to make money by investing it properly. And she was a poor investment. So what do you do when you have a poor investment? Sell and cut your losses.
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