Blog 5: Do People Really Deserve All This Backlash?

In the summer of 2009, teacher Ashley Payne posted the following picture to her Facebook, which she claimed had the highest privacy settings on, during her vacation to Europe.

Costly: Ashley Payne, 24, posed for this picture while travelling around Europe in the summer of 2009. It was later spotted on her Facebook page

But somehow an anonymous parent discovered this and reported the activity to the school’s head teacher’s office, where Ashley was called shortly afterwards. She didn’t understand what was going on, but the principal then offered her an ultimatum: resign from her position or be suspended. Her behavior on her account, which “contained profanity” (which would be one use of the B word) and “promoted alcohol use”, according to school officials, was unacceptable (TSFP). The author of Teacher sacked for posting picture of herself holding glass of wine and mug of beer on Facebook opened the article with “With a pint of beer in one hand and a glass of wine in the other, the worst thing you could accuse Ashley Payne of is mixing her drink” (TSFP). The author suggests that this unfortunate circumstance that Ashley Payne found herself in was unjustified and not what she deserved. They later go on to quote Ashley’s lawyer, since she was in “a bitter legal battle” after her resignation, where he uses the example of seeing your teacher having a drink with dinner at a restaurant with their partner (TSFP). No teacher would get fired for this behavior for any reason, and yet because Ashley shared pictures of this behavior and supposedly promoted it, officials at her school were offended.

Empathy is both present and lacking in Ashley Payne’s situation, and seems to be split into two ‘sides’. One side includes the anonymous mailer who reported Ashley’s account, as well as the school officials involved in forcing her to resign. This group is clearly lacking empathy for Ashley, and they were more focused on the example she was setting for her students, especially since she was a high school teacher and the pressure to get involved with alcohol is particularly high among this age group. However, from experience I know that most teachers don’t allow students to view their social media accounts until after graduation, and this should make sense because of Ashley’s claim that she had high privacy settings on her account. None of her students should have been able to see this. This is an opinion held by the group that does empathize with Ashley, made up mostly of retrospective viewers that see how ridiculous the situation was. She didn’t deserve to lose her job over something so arbitrary, especially since she is a legal adult that was on vacation. These conflict between these two groups arose from the initial social media post by Ashley, and subsequent action taken on social media for this to be reported. This is yet another instance where the audience of social media attacks posters ruthlessly and without consideration for consequences. The person who reported this was most likely astonished that this teacher could be posting something that seemed so offensive, and I’m sure they were happy that she wouldn’t be teaching their children anymore, but they had no regard for her life after this was over. She had to deal with so many legal issues and problems attempting to get her job back, or even a new one, but for someone online who is just responding to the immediate threat to their children’s education, this is all irrelevant.

The author of the article makes it clear that they are part of the group that empathizes with Ashley and the situation she was forced into when she didn’t deserve it. I agree with this stance, as I think the standard forced on her was inappropriate, and they should have cut her some slack. Instead, she was forced to resign from the job she loved because of the barrier that social media creates between an attacker and a victim that destroys any chance of empathy.

Works Cited:

Daily Mail Reporter. “Teacher Sacked for Posting Picture of Herself Holding Glass of Wine and Mug of Beer on Facebook.” Daily Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 07 Feb. 2011. Web. 02 Nov. 2016.

23 thoughts on “Blog 5: Do People Really Deserve All This Backlash?

  1. چرا سئو سایت اینقدر مهم است؟
    در هر ثانیه 63000 جستجو در گوگل انجام میشود.
    61 درصد از کسب و کارهای دنیا، سئو و بازاریابی محتوا را مهمترین روش بازاریابی خود میدانند.
    به طور متوسط 41 درصد از هزینه های بازاریابی در شرکت های بزرگ در فضای آنلاین خرج میشود.
    46 درصد از جستجوها در گوگل به کسب و کارهای محلی اشاره دارند.
    سئو اصفهان
    نرخ تبدیل به مشتری و هزینه سئو در مقایسه با همه روش های دیگر پایین تر است.

  2. گوگل ادوردز چیست؟
    تبلیغات گوگل در اصفهان
    گوگل ادوردز یا گوگل ادز سیستم تبلیغاتی شرکت گوگل است که در آن تبلیغ کنندگان از طریق سایت ها و ابزارهای مختلف گوگل، تبلیغات خود را به رویت مشتریان می رسانند. معروفترین شکل تبلیغات ادوردز، تبلیغات در موتور جستجوی گوگل
    است. در این روش تبلیغ دهنده عبارات یا کلمات کلیدی مورد نظر خود را در گوگل ادوردز وارد می‌کند تا تبلیغاتش برای کسانی که این عبارات را جستجو می کنند نشان داده شود. تبلیغ کننده همچنین برای هر کلیک هزینه‌ای را وارد می‌کند، برای
    جستجوی یک کلمه کلیدی، گوگل از بین پیشنهادهای مختلف تبلیغ دهندگان، بر اساس ضوابطی خاص برخی از تبلیغ ها رو انتخاب و به کاربران نشان می دهد.

  3. نکات طراحی اپلیکیشن:
    طراحی اپلیکیشن در اصفهان
    رابط کاربری مناسب
    حجم مناسب و میزان مصرف انرژی
    مشخص کردن دقیق مخاطب
    قابلیت اجرا بر روی دستگاه های مختلف
    داشتن کاربرد مناسب
    امکان آنالیز
    به روزرسانی اپلیکیشن

  4. تعریف دکل برق
    نوعی سازه فلزی می باشد که به منظور انتقال برق از نقطه ای به نقطه دیگری استفاده میشود . دکل برق در تعریف تخصصی دکل سازی جزء دکل های خودایستا تعریف می شود . اصطلاحا دکل انتقال نیرو محسوب میشود .

  5. ام دی اف چیست؟
    ابتدا ببینیم ام دی اف مخفف چیست؟ ام دی اف یا MDF مخفف عبارت Medium Density Fibreboard به معنی «تخته فیبر با چگالی (دانسیته، تراکم) متوسط» است که نوعی فرآورده چوبی محسوب می‌شود و در وسایلی مانند سرویس
    خواب و کابینت آشپزخانه به کار برده می‌شود. تخته فیبر، با هر تراکمی، از فیبر چوبی ساخته می‌شود که در واقع ترکیبی از تکه‌های ریز چوب نرم و چوب سخت هستند.
    این ترکیب با مقداری رزین و موم مخلوط شده و در معرض گرما به هم فشرده می‌شود (پرس می‌شوند) تا تخته فیبر بدست آید.

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