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By NoJobNovember / Thursday 6 November 2014 19:09 / United States - Wadsworth
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Its actually very illegal to record people with out their permission within a business in a lot of places. Not to mention, what a dick move on your part op. If you have to do their work it's one thing , it's another to go out of your way to get someone in trouble. Lucky you didn't end up with stitches like the guy above me said. Douche move.

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Although I don't agree with what OP did. And im not sure if Human Rights is the same in the States as in Canada. But they can't just fire you like that. You have to have three warnings, verbal or written. Documents of what was said. At the minimum. I only worked with HR for a year. But if you did want your job back, you more than likely can get it.

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Depends on where in the US. We have what are called at will employee states. That means that you can be terminated at anytime for anything basically. Here in Cali it's harder to fire people. Usually though, if the company wants to get rid I you they'll find a way. Plus it's very illegal not to mention immoral to video people on private property including businesses and corporations. Well played 79

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My boyfriend is a supervisor and he had a guy constantly fall asleep on the job. He would literally fall asleep in his machine everyday. My boyfriend couldn't get him fired because of medical reasons and HR would just ignore it. The guy was just lazy. I worked in the same company so I would know.

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57, so you're telling me that you've never once done something instead of doing what you were supposed to be doing? Perhaps in school, homework, work, nothing? I agree, they should've been doing their work, but shouldn't OP also have just been doing theirs? Nothing good comes from getting other people in trouble.(or trying, in this case)

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From the context of this FML, it sounds like OPs coworker may do stuff like this all the time. It can be very frustrating to have a coworker who does not do his/her share of the work in the workplace and can make your job a lot harder. OP wasn't being a "tattletale," maybe he was just tired of his coworker always doing nothing and wanted him/her to be dealt with accordingly. Nowhere does it say that OP spent the entire day filming their coworker. It could have been just for a few minutes just to show to their boss. Plus I'm sure the boss/owner wouldn't be too pleased with the fact that he's paying someone to watch YouTube videos at work.

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While I do agree with your comment that he should've gone about it the better way. But since we don't know the backstory op may have already tried telling his boss and this was the only was the boss would believe op. Plus it ever stated that he spent all day filming the other employee. And no when I'm at work I actually work, the day goes by faster.

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#59 OP might have still been doing work and propped up the camera against something. Its really hard to tell from the context, though, so you could also be right.

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I highly doubt the OP took this video the first time this co-working was screwing around. It was probably a constant issue that was noticed and maybe even told to his supervisor (we don't know though without a follow up).

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#Teamwork? How is the co-worker being a team playing by screwing around? Highly doubtful it was their first time if the OP felt so inclined to get evidence against them. I do think that the OP should have had management get an IT guy to look at their browser history instead.

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I don't think that's a good idea. The boss has been made aware of the coworker and how the coworker spends his time, it's up to the boss to decide what he wants to do with that info and if he doesn't want to do anything about it then that's up to him.

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Yeah, I feel bad for having clicked "I agree, your life sucks" by accident. OP totally deserved it, he shouldn't be snitching on his co-worker, specially not while doing almost the same thing he was doing (not watching videos but recording one).

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