I was just reading this post by Martin Burns about a Facebook status update that read as follows:
"___ is jealous of people that love their jobs…wish I was one of them..or at the least had a manager that gives a crap!@@%%&&"
Martin raised the question of whether this kind of post is job suicide.
I think it depends on who you are and who your manager is.
If I saw this kind of thing from a good employee, I'd be concerned about her unhappiness and would probably sit down with her and say something like, "Hey, I saw your Facebook status update. Was that just normal blowing off steam, or something more? If you're unhappy, I really want to know about it and figure out how we can help."
On the other hand, if it came from a bad employee or an employee with attitude problems or whatever, I'd take it as symptomatic of that, and our conversation would have a very different feel -- more along the lines of "rather than stewing in your unhappiness, let's figure out if you can be happy here or not, and if you can't, let's talk about where to go from here."
And then, of course, there are managers who would handle it totally differently -- ignoring it entirely, penalizing the person for it, or whatever.
What about you guys?