Thursday, March 6, 2014

The power of social media- Think about what you say about others!

Here's an interesting article from the Miami Herald, BBC News (and other sources) about a college kid that posted something on Facebook that negated her father's lawsuit winnings... 
  LESSON: Think about what you post!  (A good reminder for everyone)
SOURCE: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-26393546

    When Dana Snay learned her father had been awarded a cash settlement in an age-discrimination lawsuit against his former employer, the Miami-based Gulliver Preparatory School, she couldn't resist bragging about it.  "Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver," the teen posted to her 1,200 Facebook friends. "Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT."  (FULL STORY BELOW)
NOTE:   Eric B Meyer of the Employer Handbook blog takes a closer look at the applicable law.
"Honestly, I'm surprised that the court enforced such a large penalty provision in the settlement agreement," he writes. "But, then again, the violation - broadcasting the existence of the agreement to 1200 people - is fairly egregious." He concludes: "That's why, when I draft a settlement agreement, I often include confidentiality language warning that keeping quiet about the agreement means shutting your yap and your social media fingers." So "confidentiality" means not telling anyone, including your friend, Mr Facebook. Good tip.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14