To feel extreme anger over this Facebook status?

(120 Posts)
AlexVause82 Tue 29-Jul-14 12:23:36

"If you come into the Post Office, please do NOT proceed to tell us IT'S HOT!!!!! We know this as we are working whilst all you people with no jobs lap up the sunshine and spend my good earned TAX money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just because you have no job and receive £400 a week, doesn't mean you can flaunt it around when I work 40 hours a week for HALF your money!

Rant Over!!"

I am too angry to think of a reply right now. This person is always having a go at the jobless, it wasn't that long ago when her immediate friend circle - including me were long term unemployed. I see it as an insult to all of us

Euphemia Tue 29-Jul-14 12:27:43

I'd report it to their employer.

LastTango Tue 29-Jul-14 12:28:50

She is telling it like she feels.......and is probably accurate about the money. She's obviously pissed off !

PintOfWine Tue 29-Jul-14 12:29:53

Sounds like she's being passive aggressive to a particular person who is unemployed, collects twice was much as she earns, and complains for having to spend 10 minutes in the same working conditions she endures 40 hours/week. Is this person in your immediate circle of friends, OP?

Doesn't sound like a generic rant about all unemployed people.

oohnewshoes Tue 29-Jul-14 12:31:23

Honestly, I wouldn't take the bait.

Just unfriend her. Life's to short to waste on people who make you angry.

Alternatively photo shoot her status and send it to royal mail?? Surely she would face some sort of rap on tge knuckle for this and possibly be unemployed herself.

MorphineDreams Tue 29-Jul-14 12:31:32

Why report her to her employer? So she ends up with no job just for expressing how she feels?

So there are no customers in that post office who are off on annual leave or maternity leave or part time? Or term time only? Pensioners? Using their lunch break up to wait in a massive queue just to post a card abroad?

Funny how your friend knows that none of her customers fall into those categories!

Oh, and if the job pays so little then they would be paying very little in tax anyway. So it's a shit argument.

ramrod757 Tue 29-Jul-14 12:34:28

She's probably got a good point although not applicable to all obviously.

Thumbwitch Tue 29-Jul-14 12:36:25

Sounds like she's the sort of "friend" ou can do without, if she can post something that insensitive to several of her friends' situations.

Delete her and then forget about her - she's not worth it.

notaflamingclue Tue 29-Jul-14 12:36:32

I learnt a while back not to get angry about FB statuses. About the time one of my friends started calling for the death penalty angry

ShadowFall Tue 29-Jul-14 12:37:15

It's an extremely unprofessional post that could get her into deep trouble if her employer sees it.

And also, it's extremely unlikely that everyone using her post office is unemployed. What about pensioners, people who work shifts or part-time, people on holiday (especially likely given it's school holidays now), people on maternity leave, and so on?

RedRoom Tue 29-Jul-14 12:37:37

£400 A WEEK?! Do people really get that in benefits?

phantomnamechanger Tue 29-Jul-14 12:37:42

I think that if people know where she works and that she is passing judgement on the "customers/clients", it absolutely should be reported to her boss. It shows a massive lack of professionalism and poor judgement to post like that in public! Most employers look very dimly on employees using social media in a way that brings the company into disrepute.

Can you imagine a teacher or GP having a public rant about the dreadful people they had to deal with?

AlexVause82 Tue 29-Jul-14 12:39:27

I asked who is on those kinds of benefits, she said "A person who came into the post office today". How she gathered that kind of information is anybody's guess. She works in the Travel Agent (seperate company) within the post office

ramrod757 Tue 29-Jul-14 12:39:58

She's probably got a good point although not applicable to all obviously.

Jackie0 Tue 29-Jul-14 12:40:47

Blimey ! She's going to get the sack sad
Is she very young & just being silly?
Well she'll have first hand knowledge of living on benefits pretty soon.

AlexVause82 Tue 29-Jul-14 12:41:21

This is the same person who posted a picture of an elderly customer on her facebook and mocked him. She had taken the photo sneakily from her desk. (I have name changed since that post)

ElephantsNeverForgive Tue 29-Jul-14 12:42:03

Not a very sensible thing to post, but my nearest city post office is a depressing, filthy, stuffy hole. It's horrible to queue in, I try very hard to go somewhere else. It must be unbelievably awful to work in, knowing that the customers are going to give you stick about the heat and the staffing levels and you just have to nod, smile and be polite.

RiverTam Tue 29-Jul-14 12:43:23

I would report her to the company she works for then. That is a very unprofessional post.

And I would unfriend her as she sounds awful.

MorphineDreams Tue 29-Jul-14 12:43:57

This is the same person who posted a picture of an elderly customer on her facebook and mocked him

ah well she deserves reporting then. That's vile.

ShadowFall Tue 29-Jul-14 12:44:55

I guess none of her colleagues can be her fb friends if she's still employed after photographing and mocking customers on fb.

woodlandwanderwoman Tue 29-Jul-14 12:45:01

Sounds to me like she is a bit insecure about working in the post office on a low wage. Someone has probably had a rant or a dig at her.

I'd put it down to being a bad day.
Her point, however ineloquently put, is at least she is working which I agree with. pp about how low her taxes must be is right.

However, it's a pretty ignorant assumption that everyone who walks through the door is there because they're just living off the state.

kerrymumbles Tue 29-Jul-14 12:45:40

is it her personal facebook account?

if so she can say whatever she likes. would you advocate censoring facebook statuses?

unfriend her if you object and send her a message telling her why. To go behind her back and report her to her employer, probably costing her job is under-handed and cowardly.

phantomnamechanger Tue 29-Jul-14 12:45:42

this is the whole problem with people thinking that using FB is the same as having a moan to a small group of mates down the pub after work. It's not!

we all moan about our bosses, our colleagues, the people we have to deal with, but you just cannot go around saying stuff like that in writing all over FB.

If you like her at all, I would send her a message saying does she realise she could get into trouble for that and she ought to delete it. Concerned for her rather than judgemental if you like.

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