I have had this discussion few weeks ago and it bothers me that we are slowly going in a direction which is so dictatorial in nature.
People are losing jobs for instances which are happening outside the work hours and work premises. It should be deemed unethical to dismiss someone on those grounds.
To give you a recent example, This irate person was being called out for not wearing a mask, there was a verbal altercation and he lost his cool. Both parties are in the wrong to escalate the situation and he is clearly more in the wrong to lose his cool & threaten an old lady.
But should he lose his job for this?
There was no review of the circumstances, straight off dismissal because there was a video and it went viral.
There should be consequences to your action but is the consequence proportionate to the act committed.
Is losing your job & reduced prospect of rehire proportionate punishment to yelling at someone?
How much should our job dictate our personal life?
There is a reason Twitter is vicious because keeping your identity & expressing an alternate opinion is quite dangerous.
One moment of misjudgement and you are out of work.
Someone digs your past and you are out of work.
Our jobs dictate where we live, how we live, who we end up marrying i.e 80% of our lives anyway. and Now we want to have the fear of losing our jobs constantly for simple altercations as well.
Let’s all become robotic beings, constantly checking ourselves, not out of innate desire to be good but because we might lose our jobs.
Why are we allowing PR of the organization become PR of the individuals?
We continue to make it untenable to express conservative ideology and we wonder why right wing politics is on a rise.