I use the term “professional” loosely.
That is to say, not at all.
“Roseanne Barr, hold my drink,” is what I picture a former Human Resources Supervisor for a Fortune 50 company saying to herself before she allegedly went all racist in a recent Facebook post on an Atlanta television station’s Facebook page.
After Atlanta’s WSB-TV posted a story on Facebook about an officer being fired for an incident involving a black man, a message appeared in the comment section that read:
“Thugs deserve it. If a family member so be it. However, I do no have any thugs in my family that I am aware of. Seems to be people of color who are the problem.”
But, wait. There’s more.
Shortly after the comment was posted, WSB-TV’s followers alerted them that the woman worked for the [Fortune 50] company as a human resources supervisor…. WSB-TV contacted the company. On Monday, a spokesperson … confirmed the company fired [the HR Supervisor] after 25 years on the job [because of the Facebook post.]
To sum it all up:
- Racist post on the Facebook page of a television station news department.
- A television station news department exists to investigate and report the news.
- This particular television news department investigated the Facebook post and connected it to an HR professional
- This particular television news department reported the Facebook post to the employer of the HR professional
- The employer fired the HR professional.
Now, shake your head, and have a great day at #SHRM18.