This CBC article tells of the London-area man who got fired for posting negative comments about the death of Amanda Todd, the BC teen who committed suicide after being bullied online.
|Amanda Todd. Picture from Wikipedia.|
Surely whatever the man said was inappropriate, but did it really affect his work as a salesman at Mr. Big and Tall?
In my opinion, making negative comments about an unequivocally tragic story is tasteless and a definite comment on your character. I understand why he was fired - his actions are a direct reflection on his employer. Would you really want an unpleasant person working for you and representing your company?
But - what if he was an incredible employee? What if he was bringing in sales like nobody's business, and was singlehandedly responsible for the company's success - should he still be fired?
|Oh snap. Picture from blog.jeroenhoekman.com.|