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    To the firing issue- I wouldn't want to work with or order ice cream from someone who felt comfortable using that word on facebook.

    The investigation is a huge ****ing waste of taxpayer money. It pisses me off and probably would piss President Obama off too as we all know he has better things to spend our money on.

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    When are people going to wake up and realize you cant post stupid stuff like this on facebook?
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    Freedom of speech anyone? I guess someone could fire her, but I don't think they should. Unless she is creating a hostile work environment while there, facebook should be considered more.. talking in a bar atmosphere not work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    It was a pretty stupid thing to say but I think firing her from an ice cream shop is a bit overboard. I really don't think it would have affected her job and it happened off the clock. If they want to investigate her that is fine but lots of people say stupid things they don't really mean, so I don't think they should spend a lot of money investigating her.
    It may not affect her job directly, but her choice of words that start with n could present a problem to the company. If she is willing to use such a word in public (and fb is public) how do her employers know that she won't use it at work. Say that in front of a customer or a coworker and it turn into a serious issue. If I were an employer I wouldn't be comfortable with that risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    Freedom of speech anyone? I guess someone could fire her, but I don't think they should. Unless she is creating a hostile work environment while there, facebook should be considered more.. talking in a bar atmosphere not work.
    There was no violation of freedom of speech, which you seem to recognize, because you acknowledge that she could be fired. So why even bring it up.

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    In no fault states you can be fired for no reason. So of course legally she could be fired. But I disagree that she should have. I think we should all have the Freedom of Speech. Not only if it doesn't offend someone.
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    That's not the way freedom of speech works. Freedom of speech only covers the government from censoring you, not from other people expressing their opinions about what you say.

    Do I think she should have been fired if she had not mentioned her employer's name on her profile? No. But that's not a freedom of speech issue.

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    I agree that she doesn't pose a real threat. But if I were her boss, I might consider firing her based on the fact that she has co-workers. Using the "n word" as they call it could create real problems and I can't imagine working with someone who expressed their racism so overtly. I would also be concerned about how she deals with customers if she views black people that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blather View Post
    That's not the way freedom of speech works. Freedom of speech only covers the government from censoring you, not from other people expressing their opinions about what you say.

    Do I think she should have been fired if she had not mentioned her employer's name on her profile? No. But that's not a freedom of speech issue.
    Yes, this. Freedom of speech is specifically limited by the law in certain circumstances like threatening the life of the President, which is why she is being investigated by the government. However, in general using the "n word" is protected speech in that the government won't arrest you for it. Freedom of speech does NOT mean that you can say whatever you like without suffering any consequences. There will always be social consequences for the things you say.
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