Not a 'top friend' on Facebook

By Lawyers Weekly|03 March 2012

A member of Middletons' support staff is regretting telling her Facebook friends what was on her mind. The employee was forced to send an email to all Sydney and Melbourne partners after a…

A member of Middletons' support staff is regretting telling her Facebook friends what was on her mind. The employee was forced to send an email to all Sydney and Melbourne partners after a "Facebook friend" allegedly forwarded her status update to UK legal rumour website RollOnFriday.

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The Facebook posting said the employee "wants to go back to Melbourne ... I didn't get abused by partners down there". The apologetic email explained that the comments "were made flippantly" and the writer knew it was the wrong thing to do.

"I wish to sincerely apologise for my actions and make clear that my contribution to Facebook does not reflect my personal and professional view of the firm. It was an error of judgment on my part to post the comments on my private and personal webpage," the email said.

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But wait! If your Facebook page doesn't reflect your personal views, whose are they?

While there was no mention on RollOnFriday, Folklaw wonders why the staff member didn't make better use of the Facebook options available. Partners and staff could have indicated whether they liked the update or even made comments on their thoughts about it. Folklaw is guessing the staff member won't be so quick to make or accept friend requests in the future.

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