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    legal question about mtb video

    I have a question about legal liability of mtb video.

    if your boss watch your biking video online, can he fire you from your job?

    the boss might think you have too much free time and not doing enough work on weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    I have a question about legal liability of mtb video.

    if your boss watch your biking video online, can he fire you from your job?

    the boss might think you have too much free time and not doing enough work on weekend.
    I would like to fire you from this site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    I would like to fire you from this site.
    Psssst. You can. Just don't fire me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    I would like to fire you from this site.
    Ooohhh, he's sooooo strict!

    To the OP: If your're supposed to be working on the weekend, then your boss should indeed fire your a$$. If the weekends are yours, then go ride your pants off. If you truly have reason to believe the boss will be upset because of what you do on your own time, then consider looking for another job.
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    I don't have to work on weekend. I am concerned that employers will find any excuse to fire employees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasp4Air View Post
    If you truly have reason to believe the boss will be upset because of what you do on your own time, then consider looking for another job.
    Agreed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    I don't have to work on weekend. I am concerned that employers will find any excuse to fire employees.

    Maybe be more concerned about doing your job, then maybe you won't be viewed as a slacker and won't get fired?

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    How about just not posting mtb videos online? I would say 99% of all these videos on the internet are garbage. Horrible compression, terrible framing and lighting, (piss poor camera work in general) as well as painful editing, and some stupid song is always blaring away at you, and that is before we even get to the topic of content. How good is this trail, the riding, etc. Is this really something that should be utilizing the resources we have available. The internet is powered by the sweat of human slaves, think of them next time you want to post this. Gun Review and Firearm Safety from Retard Steve - YouTube

    GoPros should be left for filming interaction with the police to keep you safe, and entertainment videos should be produced with some remedial level of professionalism so as to at least make them watchable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    I don't have to work on weekend. I am concerned that employers will find any excuse to fire employees.
    If that's your work situation, your employer can find any damn reason to fire you. They can even make up bull$hit excuses like "doesn't get along well with others" because you had a disagreement once years ago. mtb vids online should be the least of your worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    mtb vids online should be the least of your worries.



    Yup, worry about all the pron you may have put on the interwebs, that stuff could come back to haunt you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    I don't have to work on weekend. I am concerned that employers will find any excuse to fire employees.
    Because they hire people just to fire them. They are in the business of firing people. Profits are made when you invest in training people then fire them then hire an inexperienced new guy to train.

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    legal question about mtb video

    Are you a monk? Then you might have a problem. Otherwise, don't post your homemade pron or snuff videos, and I think you'll be OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    I don't have to work on weekend. I am concerned that employers will find any excuse to fire employees.
    I am sure employers have many other, perfectly valid reasons for a firing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    I have a question about legal liability of mtb video.

    if your boss watch your biking video online, can he fire you from your job?

    the boss might think you have too much free time and not doing enough work on weekend.
    Don't know Canadian law so I won't comment on the legality.

    However, if it does not pertain to your job, your boss shouldn't say anything about it.

    If on the weekends you are biking when you should be working than he/she could say something about it. However if it is your free time, they can't really say jack.

    That being said, if your boss is trying to fire you because you enjoy your personal time than there is probably a deeper issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    I have a question about legal liability of mtb video.

    if your boss watch your biking video online, can he fire you from your job?

    the boss might think you have too much free time and not doing enough work on weekend.
    Why the F would they be concerned about what you do on the weekend? That stinks of mega-control-freak and insanely bad human resources practices. Most likely other stuff is messed up and this company needs to be reported to the fair labor board or a complaint made to the government labor organizations. If you don't stand up and do something about these kind of practices, they keep happening.
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    BTW, apparently this is a non issue at this moment.
    Why don't you be smart. If it concerns you, don't post it.
    Keep your stuff private and don't let your boss on your personal pages.
    Better yet, don't use your real name on your personal pages.
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    The last branch manager at my shop was a mtn biker. Taking him out to show him the local trails was a great way to kiss some ass and get insider info about the company.
    He hurt his ankle in a bike wreck and had to hobble around on crutches for a few days. One of his superiors (a company VP/owner) made a sly comment about 'Maybe we don't need our branch managers out mountain biking'. Message heard, loud and clear. He didn't stop riding. It was just never discussed at work again.
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    I would like to fire you from this site.
    Haha!

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    Haha!

    Y'all being trolled?
    The OP is known for troll-type posts while being totally serious...and clueless.
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    My boss knows I ride and has cautioned me not to get hurt. Dont say anything to the overweight smokers that made my health insurance go up 150% last year, though.
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    There's also the question as to whether you work in an "at-will" state. If you do, then an employer can fire you for any reason they come up with- in fact, they don't even have to give you a reason. Whatever you do on your own time is your business- I'm also assuming here that you're not a pro athlete with a clause in your contract that says you can't ride a bike on the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    I have a question about legal liability of mtb video.

    if your boss watch your biking video online, can he fire you from your job?

    the boss might think you have too much free time and not doing enough work on weekend.
    Is this a serious question? What you do with your time is your business. Why would you even worry about what your boss thinks?

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    Re: legal question about mtb video

    Besides what everyone else said about this . . . How will your boss even find it?

    Even if you post it with your full first and last name, chances are he will not find your needle in a haystack video easily.

    Try it yourself: log out of YouTube or wherever you posted it, clear cookies from your browser so you're seeing the search results like a random person would, and try various search terms as your boss would. I bet you won't find it without very specific search kw's that match the video title.

    And, honestly, i manage people and frankly i have waaaaaaay more important things to do than search the internet for each of my employees looking for evidence of slackery. When someone is slacking its quite obvious to even a halfway decent manager and there is no need to conduct a forensic investigation of the internet to prove it. Unless you are in a union . But then you wouldn't even ask the question because you'd have little fear of being fired unless you're reeeeeally tanking at work.


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    Even Mark Webber didn't get sacked by Red Bull (maybe because it was Red Bull) after he hurt himself riding on his own time.

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