Here's the email that got the director of the local humane society fired (click picture below for a larger version).
You can tell by reading this email there's a lot of background and history between these two that we don't know about. I'm sure both sides and their supporters will claim they are in the right.
So, just based on the email, was it enough to justify her firing? But more importantly, make sure you're ready to publicly defend and stand behind what you're saying before you hit send. If you are, then great. If not, don't hit send. Even if it's something you thought was private, if you're signing emails with your title then it's work related.
And speaking of thinking before you hit send/post/share, take Empty Chair Day on the internet.
This was the day you were supposed to take a picture of your empty chair to show support for Clint Eastwood and mock Czar Obama. Great. It was a hilarious moment at the GOP convention when Clint had his conversation with an imaginary Obama.
The vast majority of people uploaded their innocuous empty chair picture. In a yard, in the office, wherever. But then I saw this picure on my facebook feed.
That's an actual facebook screen shot and it led to a rather lengthy and contentious conversation. The only chair for Obama is an electric chair, ha, ha, funny, right? Not so much.
Why would you ever think of posting this? This is the kind of crap, while I don't think it's a legitimate threat (at least I hope not), that conservatives rightly jump all over the left for when they pull it. And to try and pass it off as some harmless joke misses the point of just how unbelievably stupid it is to post it in the first place.
Think before you hit share.