Employee Loses Job Over One-Word Vulgar Statement Online

 Yet another example of an employee believing that his statements published for the world to see online are somehow anonymous or not subject to his employer's scrutiny.  

The Huffington Post this week has the story of a school employee lost his job after he posted a one-word vulgarity in the comments section of an online article at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  The school employee posted an anonymous, one-word comment that referred, in vulgar terms, to a woman's anatomy on a newspaper's comment section.  An editor from the paper tracked the IP address for the comment to a school district computer and sent the district the information (perhaps with the thought that a student needed to be warned against using the school computer lab for such activities).  The district's IT department used that information to track down the sender, which turned out to be an employee.

Said employee is, as a result, no longer gainfully employed.  You can read the entire story here.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, don't post something online that you wouldn't want your momma to read.