Apparently, some workers need to be reminded that their social networking Web pages can be read by their managers and HR reps, not just their friends. Probably nothing uncommon about this: An employee with a hangover calls out sick from work.
What makes this story unusual is that Kyle Doyle, a call center employee in Australia, decided to post that on his Facebook page — and his employer found out about it.
On his profile, Doyle wrote: “not going to work, **** it i’m still trashed SICKIE WOO.” (You can see a screen shot of the page here.)
Later, HR asked Doyle, via e-mail, for a doctor’s note for his day off. The request was followed by an e-mail exchange between HR and Doyle which all the world can now read in London’s Daily Mail.
Doyle replied that his contract didn’t require a doctor’s note for just one sick day.
HR responded that his manager had determined that he wasn’t absent due to medical reasons.
Doyle challenged his manager’s call on the matter.
At that point, HR sent Doyle a screen shot of his own Facebook page with his “sickie” plan on it, which probably made him feel sicker.
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