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Social media costs someone a job yadda, yadda, yadda...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. New Conrhusker PA announcer canned after a old FB post is brought to light in which he criticized UN for firing Bo Pelini.
    Nebraska hires PA announcer, fires PA announcer over critical Facebook post


    To his credit the guy to took the diplomatic response to being canned. I haven't seen the post, but it must have been pretty hateful toward Nebraska for it to fire him after the fact(s). If not, I think they went overboard. But I guess if you have plenty of applicants you can afford to pick and choose.
     
  2. BurnsWhenIPee

    BurnsWhenIPee Well-Known Member

    Here's apparently what the post said ...

    "Harvey Perlman is as (sic) disgrace. Remember this was the guy who extended Steve Pederson’s contract only to fire him a few months later. When will he be held to account?"

    It may be a little overboard, but he's a big enough boy to know you don't shit where you eat - or shit where you may want to eat at some point.

    Nebraska hires PA announcer, fires PA announcer over critical Facebook post
     
  3. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    Dumb thing to do if you're trying to get Harvey to give you a job.
     
  4. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    The job can't be for more than a few hundred bucks for each of seven or eight home games a season.
     
  5. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Active Member

    I think it reveals Nebraska as a bunch of jerks. Nebraska is a public institution. For a school to fire a guy for something said about an employee of said public institution nine months after the fact is to say that anyone who ever says something negative about a public institution can not get a job there? I think the ACLU would eat the state's lunch in court.
     
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    My issue is that you hire the guy, then fire him the next day. And the firing wasn't over something like an undiscovered criminal record, for instance. What about the vetting process?
     
  7. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Why? It's a part-time position that, at most, probably would pay the guy a couple grand a year. And he made the comments before he was employed by the school. The harm to him is minimal.
     
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