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    Basically I did a bit of searching on Facebook to find this girl at work. I sent her a message but never got a reply. Can I get into trouble at work? Face disciplinary action?
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    (Original post by matt1001)
    Basically I did a bit of searching on Facebook to find this girl at work. I sent her a message but never got a reply. Can I get into trouble at work? Face disciplinary action?
    You can get into trouble if a) your company has an explicit 'no use of Facebook' policy or no use of the internet for private purposes etc or b) you spent so long on the internet that you exceeded anything that could possibly have been considered a break/lunch, ie you were using work time. Otherwise, no.

    However, it was a pretty silly thing to do without first checking that it was allowed and you were clearly on a break, ie not at your desk and it was sometime between 1200 and 1330 or whenever people recognise a lunch break.

    If you need to use the internet at work, stick to your phone and step away from your desk so that you are visibly 'on a break'. Otherwise managers and colleagues can get the wrong impression about how you use your time.
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    I did this at home not at work
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    If anything it must just be awkward for you at work but I dont think you'd get any disciplinary action taken against you.
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    No, you can't get in trouble.

    But obviously dont persistently harass her with messages, etc.
 
 
 
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