Uploading videos of office confrontations

Grace McCalman

Kevin Thomas

`I would not upload to social media my colleagues fighting or arguing because, first thing first, it can damage the company’s integrity, and also an investigation could come about and it could also affect my job.   I am all about my bread and I don’t want to mess up my job, so I would just keep it within the company I would not video tape it. To be honest If I am on Facebook and I see an office fight or a school fight I am going to watch it. I would scold them and say ‘How could they?’ but it’s on Facebook. I feel it is unethical for an employee to upload office fights or arguments onto social media. Persons who do so as well should be disciplined because you would be messing up the integrity and identity of the company. However, in the sense whereby it’s a boss ill-treating his staff, that can still be bad but maybe you can carry it to  the Head of Department or Ministry or even a union than to take it to social media. Once you take something to the public they are the wrong judges, they would just give you the worst critique, which will reflect badly on everyone.’

Kevin Reece

Kevin Reece

`I would not upload such footage to social media.  I don’t think it is nice to do so. I don’t like arguing so, I would not post anything like that. In the case of people who think they should do it well, that is just their opinion, since they are entitled to that. If there is an office fight and some people later upload it on social media so others can view it, they will view it, because you can’t stop someone from viewing what is online. I think you should not do it all together.’

O’Conell Morgan

O’Conell Morgan

`What is done inside of your work place is not for the whole world to see because it is supposed to be on a professional level. Everything should be handled on a professional level. If there is an argument or a fight, it should not be for everyone to know because it makes the business look bad. If I did whip out my phone and start videoing, I would not put it on Facebook. If the fight is getting really intense I would record it to show other colleagues if they missed it or to show it to the police so it can be used as evidence if the matter gets so far. So, if you think about it in that aspect you can do it  for a positive reason as evidence.

 

T.Coleman

T.Coleman

`No I do not think persons should do it because people are entitled to their private space where things need not concern the public sphere and whatever happens in the office should be dealt with in the office amongst those that are affected by the situation. I strongly believe that attack or argument should not be a public matter. Also, one of the key functions of the Human Resource Department is to deal with issues related to employees so instead of posting stuff on social media, colleagues should go and complain to the HR department and they will deal with the matter in the right and professional manner.’

Royden James

Royden James

`For me it depends on who is arguing, public servants on a whole must conduct themselves in a certain manner and so if you are in charge of a department and you would carry on in a certain way, then obviously, I would need that for evidence just in case anything comes up. So yea, but not for every instance. Where I work if I saw my colleagues fighting I would video it but I would not upload it to social media. It is not unethical to video them but it is unethical to upload it to social media because I mean your space is your space and not everyone has to know what goes on in your space. Every work place has its challenges and persons try to see how best they can to resolve those challenges and not go to social media.’

 

Grace McCalman

Grace McCalman

`For me I would say it depends. For a long time in our society a lot of unfair things have been happening under the radar and therefore sometimes it never gets through to the persons in authority. So now with everyone having smart phones you can capture acts as they are. However, I believe that persons uploading video should exercise good judgement in terms of decency with what they want to make available publicly. The fact that you have it captured, you should try and seek the attention of the authority and not necessarily the public. This issue is something that should be  evaluated on a case by case basis and maybe a policy needs to be developed at work so that everyone is on the same page about what they should be able to upload.’

Hazel Vieira

Hazel Vieira

`I think it is an invasion of privacy. But if it’s a person who is endangered and it needs to be sensitised to the public well only so it should be uploaded. To record a coworker in a fight or argument at work, I think it should stay at work, unless it is a problem whereby the police has to come in, even then they should not release the video. But more importantly, if it’s a person high in office, like a minister, it’s a different thing because, taxpayer’s monies are paying that person. If that minister  is in violation to our constitution, then they should not try to hide it and sweep it under the carpet. But I feel there should be a line drawn on what the public needs to know and what they do not have to know. ‘

 

 

Hugh Blackman

Hugh Blackman

`No, persons should not be posting those videos of their work colleagues fighting because first of all the persons involved in the fight can be exposed plus you too can be exposed and get fired too. I feel that it should be dealt with in the office and not within the public domain. I agree that there should be some sort of policy in the office,  that would deter employees from videoing what is done at their work.’

Mark Luke- Edwards

Mark Luke- Edwards

`No, I would not upload videos of my co-workers fighting. I can’t speak for other people, but if I have a problem with a coworker I would not video it and upload it to social media. Because at the end of the day it reflects badly on the office. I am a person that believes that what happens in house, should stay within the house. I do not think that dirty linen should be aired outdoors, despite how serious it is. I suggest we meet and we talk. I’m trying not to be the devil’s advocate by saying that we should expose persons who treat persons badly but at least we should take it to someone in charge. Companies should have policies against their employees videoing, but it’s a bit tricky, because persons may want to feel that they can video important meetings. Companies should be proactive on this issue as well and come up with a policy that works’.

 

Ustache Archer

Ustache Archer

`No, I do not think they should upload videos of their co-workers fighting or arguing in the office because if you do it you never know what it can do to the person’s reputation. I think persons should keep it to themselves or just watch it if you want and then delete the video. It should not be on social media. Companies could create policies whereby persons should not be using their cell phones during certain times unless for emergencies, that’s just my opinion.’

 

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