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To think you wouldn't want your full name and workplace mentioned on MN

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WhatTheFork Sat 12-Jul-14 22:43:44

...assuming you are not in the public eye?

Someone I know has been mentioned on MN (I'm assuming without her knowledge), full name, plus employers name. I reported it but MN seem to think it's ok.

Would you appreciate your first and last names and workplace being mentioned on here, assuming you are not after publicity or promoting anything?

NC'd for this.

edamsavestheday Sat 12-Jul-14 22:46:13

No. Don't want my boss or colleagues or clients invading my personal space.

Lottiedoubtie Sat 12-Jul-14 22:47:18

Absolutely not. I'd be running the very real risk of being sacked, dependant on context of course.

KillmeNow Sat 12-Jul-14 22:48:58


Why on earth would someone do that? Was it done maliciously or through ignorance?

Either way MN should remove the reference as I cant see it serving any need.

SquigglySquid Sat 12-Jul-14 22:49:17

Of course not. But then, I don't write about work on here. smile

WhatTheFork Sat 12-Jul-14 22:49:48

It's on a local page, to be clear. Sorry for drip feeding.

RandallFloyd Sat 12-Jul-14 22:50:11

Well, I'd get the sack, so no!

Each to their own though. Some people wouldn't mind at all.

There's no such thing as full anonymity though. We're all much more identifiable than we like think we are. It's all too easy to be lulled into a false sense of security.

(Is this not a TAAT?)

UsedToBeShirley Sat 12-Jul-14 22:50:33

What was MNHQ's response? I cannot believe they would allow this.

fishchipsandmayonnaise Sat 12-Jul-14 22:50:44

Absolutely not, I'd be livid! I'd also be facing the possibility of being sacked, depending what the thread was about. I can't believe that MNHQ think it is okay?!

GetYourFingersOutOfThere Sat 12-Jul-14 22:52:19

It's on the local page? Did she post it herself ?

Dontgotosleep Sat 12-Jul-14 22:54:23

Not at all. I wouldn't even reveal my first name on her. I am very suprised MNHQ allow this. Is privacy not a human right.

BolshierAyraStark Sat 12-Jul-14 22:56:36

God no, mainly because of who I work for & what I do.

WhatTheFork Sat 12-Jul-14 22:57:09

No she didn't post it herself. Another poster is asking if anyone has experience of her. This person is not self employed but holds a responsible job.

wobblyweebles Sun 13-Jul-14 00:37:38

No! I am not allowed to talk online about who I work for in case I am then seen to be representing my company or giving advice that I am not qualified to give.

LadyLemongrab Sun 13-Jul-14 00:40:33

I don't know...sounds like the same kind of thing when X consultant at Y hospital is mentioned in health threads.
Par for the course I'd have thought.

AlleyCat11 Sun 13-Jul-14 00:42:11

Personal space? This is a public forum...

AgentZigzag Sun 13-Jul-14 00:44:21

Does her job involve working the the public?

If she was a counsellor or solicitor and her details are easily found on the net I can't see there being any problem with someone asking about the work she does on here.

Does she use MN? Would she be upset if she knew about the post? Are you going to tell her?

PetulaGordino Sun 13-Jul-14 00:45:51

Depends what sort of job. Are they offering goods/services? Because there are plenty of review sites on the web so comments on MN would just be one place amongst many.

TortoiseUpATreeAgain Sun 13-Jul-14 00:47:18

OK in some cases, not OK in others, I think. "Does anyone have any experience with Doris Bloggs, Frank FFoulkes or Antigone Montgomery-Smythe, the consultant OB/GYNs at St Blanks Hospital? Those are the options my GP has given me for a referral and I'm trying to decide which to go for." is fine, IMO, for example.

WhatTheFork Sun 13-Jul-14 00:48:47

I'm going to tell her. Not a job that would be reviewed publicly. Works with children.

WhatTheFork Sun 13-Jul-14 00:49:53

Yes Tortoise, that would be fine IMO too. This is different, I think.

Lweji Sun 13-Jul-14 00:50:49

My workplace can be easily found by googling my name, and, conversely, anyone checking my work website can find my name. As well as CV.

Unless the person works for MI5 I don't see a big problem.

I wouldn't reply to such request, though, not on MN, because the person asking could be the person herself trying to catch someone who works with her. But I still wouldn't give my opinion because it could sorely bite me in the arse.
Or would only post nice things. smile

DoJo Sun 13-Jul-14 00:51:13

If it's someone who advertises their name and place of work online anyway, then I can't see the problem - asking for reviews of someone whose profession and workplace are already freely available wouldn't bother me. If it's someone who works as part of an organisation that wouldn't necessarily publicise their employment online, then that's another matter.

WhatTheFork Sun 13-Jul-14 00:53:00

DoJo, it is the latter.

AgentZigzag Sun 13-Jul-14 00:54:48

I can't think of any jobs with children which don't have details publicly available (don't they have to be transparent and beyond reproach and contact with them is part of that?), unless it's very sensitive work which could throw up issues if it's talked about online?

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