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Old 08-07-2012, 03:13 AM
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The mods have noticed a bit of a trend lately - mostly among newer members - where someone will post information revealing where they work, usually by outright stating something like "I work at Wal-Mart."

While there is no rule here on the forum against doing that, we can't stress enough that it is not a good idea to reveal such information. For better or for worse, more and more companies are searching the web for instances of employees doing or saying anything that can be construed as libeling or otherwise besmirching or reflecting badly on the company (and if anyone wishes to discuss that, please do so on Fratching!).

There have in fact been incidents right here on CS where employers have done exactly that and the mods have had to remove threads or even hide entire accounts to safeguard the members in question.

So please, be very careful to limit the information you reveal here. While we are willing to help by deleting/editing/hiding threads and posts as necessary, it is FAR easier and less stressful for everyone if a little common sense is exercised when it comes to these things.

Ultimately, if anyone does decide to reveal where they work or any other identifying information, they do so at their own risk! We can not be responsible for the consequences.

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Whether or not to share personal information such as your email address, your AIM, your ICQ, your name, your city, your picture, etc., is YOUR decision and YOUR responsibility, so please be careful. We cannot be held accountable for any problems that result from your giving out this information. For instance if you post you picture understand that someone may recognize you. (Due to the nature of this site, we recommend that you give out as little as possible.)
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:05 PM
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Adding to the above....we have seen a few posts recently where one member has directly asked another where they work. "Do you work at Wal-Mart in [Specific Town]?"

This hasn't happened enough that I'd call it a trend, but I want to nip this in the bud.

Do NOT make these inquiries on the open forums. That will only provide a keyword that someone at that company's home office can search for and find.

It's also specifically against the Site Rules to post the personal information of another member (or a customer, for that matter).
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