Manager Writes Up Employee Who Catfished Them, Causing a Workplace Drama

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In a casual work environment, a manager has a personal policy of not participating in social activities with employees or adding them on social media. However, a new hire made a fake account to follow their manager and took screenshots of their private photos to share with colleagues.

The manager wrote them up, causing drama at work with some employees thinking they overreacted and others supporting their decision. Upper management supports the decision, but is the manager really the a**hole in this situation?

Read on to find out.

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Manager explains their personal social media policy with employees.

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When a coworker takes social media stalking too far... 😳

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Colleague catfishes manager, shares personal photos with coworkers 😳

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Employee catfishes manager causing drama and write-up at work.

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Employee catfished manager causing drama, team divided. AITA?

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A manager in a casual work environment wrote up an employee who created a fake social media account to follow them, causing workplace drama. The manager has a personal policy of keeping their private life separate from work and was uncomfortable with the employee's request to follow them on social media.

However, the employee took it a step further and created a fake account to access the manager's private information and shared it with other colleagues. The manager felt that this was a huge breach of privacy and ended up writing up the employee, causing a rift among the team.

While some employees support the manager's decision, others feel that it was an overreaction and that a verbal warning would have been sufficient. What do you think?

Share your thoughts about the situation in the comments below.

NTA employee catfished manager, write-up warranted. Harassment training recommended.

BriefHorror | BriefHorror

Employee's malicious catfishing attempt backfires on her, resulting in a write-up.

juggerknotted | juggerknotted

Fire the catfisher! Insubordination and harassment is not a joke 👊

SnooHesitations9269 | SnooHesitations9269

Employee's unprofessional behavior led to justified consequences. 🤷‍♀️

DinaFelice | DinaFelice

Employee faces consequences for workplace catfishing incident.

Appropriate-Public50 | Appropriate-Public50

Employee catfishes manager, gets written up and commenters agree with NTA.

blendedthoughts | blendedthoughts

Employee catfishes boss, gets written up, and gets what's deserved. 😂

aabbccbb | aabbccbb

NTA writes up employee for violating privacy and policy 💼

VixenNoire | VixenNoire

Employee violated manager's privacy, wrote her up. Coworkers complicit in drama.

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Creepy catfishing employee gets written up by professional manager. NTA 👀

FutureJakeSantiago | FutureJakeSantiago

Setting boundaries at work is crucial. NTA did the right thing.

toofat2serve | toofat2serve

Protecting privacy as a manager is crucial, NTA for reprimanding.

Playful_Angle_5385 | Playful_Angle_5385

Setting personal boundaries at work is crucial. NTA made the right call.

Patient-Change-1623 | Patient-Change-1623

Catfishing causes workplace drama and trust issues. NTA response.

Kinlance | Kinlance

Seeking objectivity, commenter suggests reporting employee to HR for discipline 💼

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Respect for privacy leads to workplace drama, but justified warning

dldoom | dldoom

Catfishing co-worker gets what they deserve. Privacy is important! 🔒

Impressive_Brain6436 | Impressive_Brain6436

Employee's catfishing leads to termination and workplace drama. 😬

daisukidesu1981 | daisukidesu1981

Beware of those who think catfishing is appropriate 👀

Noxx_Nyxx | Noxx_Nyxx

🔥 Fired on the spot? Some think it's a reasonable response

JerryVand | JerryVand

Deceitful employee gets written up, commenters agree NTA.

muy_carona | muy_carona

Respect boundaries at work 🚫🕵️‍♀️

Radio_Caroline79 | Radio_Caroline79

Employee catfishes manager, commenter suggests firing her. 🔥👀

Philip_J_Fry3000 | Philip_J_Fry3000

Setting boundaries at work is important. 🚫 Harassment is never okay.

Logical-Wasabi7402 | Logical-Wasabi7402

Don't victim blame! Employee catfishing is harassment. NTA 👍

Ok_Research_8379 | Ok_Research_8379

Setting boundaries at work pays off, NTA 👍

la_la_la_land | la_la_la_land

Standing up against workplace harassment is always the right thing! ✊

NewsboyHank | NewsboyHank

Standing up against workplace harassment 💪

Historical_Reach4996 | Historical_Reach4996

Stalking co-worker gets served justice by NTA commenter 👊

Poison-Dart-Frog89 | Poison-Dart-Frog89

Keeping your private life private is key in the workplace 💼

Sfarsitulend | Sfarsitulend

Employee catfishes manager, causing drama at work. Termination necessary? 😱

HistorySweet9902 | HistorySweet9902

HR confirms catfishing is harassment, grateful employee wasn't fired 🙏

turtlesfightclub | turtlesfightclub

Commenter supports firing for catfishing, gender role perspective mentioned. 🔥

ImTrying2319 | ImTrying2319

Protecting one's personal life from work drama and online mishaps.

JayGatsby8 | JayGatsby8

HR recommends terminating employee for catfishing and bullying boss 😱

JennaMree | JennaMree

Employee catfishes manager, gets written up, commenter says NTA 🤔

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Manager takes action after being catfished by employee 👀

KellyTurnbull | KellyTurnbull

Employee catfishes manager, gets written up. NTA response praised.

ahtnamashhu | ahtnamashhu

Seeking HR's intervention is always the better option 😀

ZentheOgre | ZentheOgre

New employee catfished her boss, NTA for wanting to fire.

microgiant | microgiant

Deceptive employee causes workplace chaos, co-workers take sides. NTA.

Decent_Bandicoot122 | Decent_Bandicoot122

Setting boundaries at work can avoid catfishing drama. 🚫🎭

mrmses | mrmses

Commenter calls out inappropriate workplace behavior, supports NTA verdict 👍

PositivelySingleMom | PositivelySingleMom

Employee gets written up for catfishing, justified to fire her. 🔥

CyclicRate38 | CyclicRate38

Employee's catfishing behavior deserved termination, not just a write-up. 😬

lonnielee3 | lonnielee3

HR manager agrees with comment, calls out unprofessional behavior 🤨

mosinderella | mosinderella

NTA takes no prisoners in the workplace drama 🔥

UrHumbleNarr8or | UrHumbleNarr8or

Deceptive employee deserves termination, not just a write-up. 😠

mattmrob99 | mattmrob99

Employee's actions deemed illegal and fireable offense, NTA manager's decision.

Eureecka | Eureecka

Breaking free from high school drama 🎓🚫 #NTA

Realistic_Low_1577 | Realistic_Low_1577

Employee catfished manager to bully them at work. NTA.

scarletnightingale | scarletnightingale

Zero tolerance for workplace harassment. NTA made the right call. 👍

AngeloPappas | AngeloPappas

Employee catfishes manager, commenter recommends immediate termination. 😳

notyouisme999 | notyouisme999

Setting boundaries at work: Manager deals with catfishing employee 🤥

Comfortable-Iron6482 | Comfortable-Iron6482

Keeping socials private, NTA for giving verbal warning.

sweetandsourkitten | sweetandsourkitten

Standing up against victim blaming. You go, NTA!

GabrielBischoff | GabrielBischoff

Employee's catfishing behavior causes workplace drama and possible termination 😱

PumpkinSpice2Nice | PumpkinSpice2Nice

Workplace catfishing drama shows unprofessionalism and liability. #NTA

NomadicusRex | NomadicusRex

Manager takes action against catfishing employee. NTA or ESH?

loridrum | loridrum

Standing up for cultural safety in the workplace. NTA 👏

addisonavenue | addisonavenue

Setting boundaries and leading by example, NTA has it.

haanul | haanul

Trust is key in the workplace 👍

FjordReject | FjordReject

To fire or not to fire? Engage in the debate! 🔥👩‍💼

Spiffie88 | Spiffie88