To all the haters of social media policies:
If nothing else, a social media policy reminds employees that if they act like a fool online, it may affect their standing in the workplace and, ultimately, cost them their jobs.
Some employees, however, are just so ignorant. Thus, I doubt that any employer policy will affect how they behave online.
Here are two despicable examples:
Ignorant employee No. 1: An employee of a family medical practice in Georgia took to her Facebook page on Wednesday morning and wrote, “That damn n****r got re-elected President…. God Bless the USA!!!”
To add insult to injury, when a Facebook friend called the employee out about the racist comment, the offending employee responded, ” Lea, seriously f**k off. Find the remove friend button and delete me before I delete your n****r loving ass!”
Fortunately, once her employer learned about the Facebook postings, it deleted her employment.