I was recently having a conversation with someone I thought was a friend. During the conversation, I made a comment complaining about a certain aspect of my job. A few days later, I was called in to my boss’s office and I was fired. He brought up the comment I made to this person, and when I tried to spin it in a way to defend my job, he went ahead and pulled up a screenshot of the private conversation I had. I was mortified. I could feel all the blood in me draining. I was at a loss of words.
How could someone do this? Why is it okay to show someone else a private conversation? Especially knowing this could cost someone his livelihood.
Now I’m out of a job because of this, and I’m hurt and feel betrayed.
It was obviously meant to be this way, and hopefully one day when I’m back on my feet I’ll find it in my heart to forgive this person. But the reason I’m writing this letter, is to show you the seriousness and danger of sharing information, especially in today’s day in age.
Thank you TLS for giving me the forum to share this.
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