DSGi employees face up to Facebook again
DSGi would rarely top anyone's list as a source of free-thinking humanitarians, but you'd be surprised. In September we revealed what PC World and Currys staff really thought of their customers by reporting on a Facebook group of over 3,000 members, including many current employees. The media caught hold of our coverage, several dozen employees shat their pants, and the group sank without trace into the digital mire.
Now there's an attempt to ressurect the group, although this time they're going about it in a very different manner:
"THOSE WHO PUBLICLY INSULT CUSTOMERS WILL BE BANNED - ITS NOT THE POINT OF THIS GROUP"
The group is called Disgruntled DSGi Employees, and was originally set up by a member of staff and two former employee. Unsurprisingly, given the title and intentions of the group, the staff member involved has disappeared from the group in the past 24 hours, along with all their posts, after "someone threatened him with dismissal from the company if he did not leave the group". This upset one of the other founders - seemingly a former employee with a whole lot less to lose - has decided what DSGi really need to consider is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Hence a yawningly long post describing how exactly man's right to free speech intersects with a teenager's considered opinion on selling dishwashers:
"In conclusion, the UDoHR is far more important than some contract that says you will not use social media to bad mouth the company which is apparently "legally binding". Well here's one for you, if you enforce this and dismiss/discipline people for speaking their mind, you have JUST broken international law!!"
If only the universal Declaration of Human Rights paid your wages, eh? Fortunately it seems that most members of staff have wised up to the fact that they're very much entitled to their opinion, but publishing it for the world to read is what really pisses off the people who employ them. The group currently has nine members.