Social Media Ban for Staff

 
  T88 Junior Train Controller

Location: Banned
My time here is done in many aliases and accounts over the past 10 years. The new social media policy as of 18th Nov 2013 for staff is very detailed and strict. Not worth my time or hassle.
The policy includes all forms of social media. Twitter, Forums, Blogs, Instagram, Flickr, Facebook, etc. Sure you can post in private mode but the risk of someone else sharing it and becoming public is not worth the risk in my opinion.
Yes a alias is possible but I suspect that is not a good idea. Sooner or later your going come undone or be outed.
You may now throw a party in my honour. Rest assured I will be reading in the shadows while not logged in at the BS posted by Joe Public and have a good chuckle at the stupidity and the ill informed.

In case your wondering I have 9 accounts. Anyone who is angered by this can kiss my butt.


Damo.

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  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Only nine accounts? Rolling Eyes
  T88 Junior Train Controller

Location: Banned
It's only 3 or 4 that were trouble makers!
I was going to copy the original policy in PDF and post it here. But that's probably a controlled document. Anyone who is on the job, I suggest you read it.
The fine print covers everything including posting anonymously.
Ultimately employees can be dismissed under the code of conduct.
  Zodiac Junior Train Controller

Location: The Never Never
So Cityrail can do anything they like to frustrate and inconvenience your life, make you late, cost you money etc, but if you say anything about it, they can sack you ?

Is this in Sydney or Communist Russia or North Korea ?

Zodiac
  Madjikthise Assistant Commissioner

As soon as a manager at Metro in Melbourne sees this they will implement the same policy. Actually I'm quite surprised they didn't come up with it first.
  Blackadder Chief Commissioner

Location: Not the ECRL
My reading is that you can comment on things, as long as you don't present yourself as working for the organisation, or speaking on behalf of the organisation. Confused
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
They know full well the corporate re juggle and name change is not popular, they have distanced themselves from having a business customer orientated image to now look like a 'no name' unfriendly Government department..
  Blackadder Chief Commissioner

Location: Not the ECRL
But the customer is at the centre of everything they do, or so they say.
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
Well they changed State Rail Authority to State Rail to sound friendly.
The change to Rail Corp was only a few years ago to look like a modern private corporation in the business world.
This years change to 'NSW transport Sydney trains' just doesn't cut it, its totally ridiculous, insulting and non imaginative.
  MILW Junior Train Controller

Location: Earth
So Cityrail can do anything they like to frustrate and inconvenience your life, make you late, cost you money etc, but if you say anything about it, they can sack you ?

Is this in Sydney or Communist Russia or North Korea ?

Zodiac
Zodiac

Yes, this is in Sydney. It's becoming more totalitarian by the day, but so gradually that we hardly notice it. It's an emerging police state like the rest of the West.

To the staff out there, I say keep posting. Just keep it real and take precautions.
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
Well you can't bite the hand that feeds you but it must be frustrating to watch your company being used as a political pawn by each government claiming to of fixed the railway with another makeover, oldest trick in the book.
The red and yellow paint job on the V sets looks absolutely sheet.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
The red and yellow paint job on the V sets looks absolutely sheet.
Junction box
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, I quite like it.
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, I quite like it.
Raichase

Fair enough if you do like the new paint but I am really detesting this name change so soon after being changed to RailCorp, the staff I have spoken to also are not liking what is going on and this media ban looks like an attempt to shut everyone up.
There was nothing wrong with CityRail and the whole thing is a massive waste of millions.
  Blackadder Chief Commissioner

Location: Not the ECRL
So far  in terms of "Fixing the trains" it has been like placing a Bandaid on a wound that needs stitching.
While the new trains may be great for the customers and the Opal card gradually being rolled out, their is still the issues of safety and security for customers and staff, cleanliness of trains esp in terms of graffiti, train/network reliability to name but a few.
  Junction box Chief Commissioner

Location: newy
Safety and security?
Is that why they abolished the Transit Police and gave the workload to the NSW Cops?
They want twenty people to run Sydney trains and four of those are CCTV operators who will watch 300 screens then call the cops if there is an incident.
They gotta save some money to pay for the new stickers and uniforms, can anybody else see something wrong?
  Blackadder Chief Commissioner

Location: Not the ECRL
Exactly, fixing the trains isn't just about having a 100% air conditioned fleet and electronic ticket but the way things are/aren't happening, you could easily be mistaken for thinking otherwise.
  Alfred3333 Locomotive Fireman

The name change to Sydney Trains costed millions. This money could be used to be spent on fast-tracking station upgrades or cleanliness problems. There was really nothing wrong about Cityrail itself, it was about the comfort, cleanliness, accessibility, reliability and efficiency problems which were regularly shown up. Having a name change won't make much of a difference but only to waste money on minor details. And now there's a report about a social media ban for staff. Pfft, really??
  smithagain Junior Train Controller

My reading is that you can comment on things, as long as you don't present yourself as working for the organisation, or speaking on behalf of the organisation. Confused
Blackadder
Yep that's pretty much it. Though I interpret the policy to mean that you can be open about working for the organisation.


Anyway, there is no "social media ban for staff" as T88 seems to think.  Rolling Eyes
  thadocta Chief Commissioner

Location: Katoomba
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, I quite like it.
Raichase
+1

Dave
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

+1

Dave
thadocta
Give someone a Twitter account and they seem to believe they can say what they like with impunity. More like Twit accounts twittering on to their equally moronic friends. Yes, of course the majority suffer through the irresponsibility of the brain dead minority. That is how it goes, everybody knows.
  thadocta Chief Commissioner

Location: Katoomba
Give someone a Twitter account and they seem to believe they can say what they like with impunity. More like Twit accounts twittering on to their equally moronic friends. Yes, of course the majority suffer through the irresponsibility of the brain dead minority. That is how it goes, everybody knows.
nswtrains
And how is your reply to my post indicating that I also like the new V-set livery relevant to my post?

Or did you just reply to my post to have a random rant about something which was in no way related to what you quoted?

Dave
  T88 Junior Train Controller

Location: Banned
Interpret the policy anyway you see fit. It's states you can not use a anonymous name. You may not use another persons real name. iE: Username Tony Eide.
So that rules out 99% of RP users/staff.
You can not make comment about Sydney Trains in social media if you are an employee. That eliminates all chatter on RP as a employee. You may not post photographs as a employee or like stuff. (railcorp memes)
In light of all this you may comment by saying the transport minister is doing a fabulous job and Sydney Trains is a world class network that is the envy of Botswana.
  T88 Junior Train Controller

Location: Banned
Copy and Paste:
This is a extract of the policy that is not a controlled document.


Social media

Refers to social media sites, tools and platforms that provide users with infrastructure and resources to connect and communicate with each other and share and exchange content or information.

They include but are not limited to:

o social networking sites - e.g. Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Google Plus, Tumblr, LinkedIn

o video and photo sharing websites - e.g. YouTube, Flickr, Instagram


micro-blogging sites - e.g. Twitter

o forums and discussion boards - e.g. Whirlpool, Yahoo! Groups, Google Groups

o blogs, including corporate blogs, personal blogs and blogs hosted by traditional media outlets

o online encyclopaedias – e.g. Wikipedia

o instant messaging software/applications e.g. MSN, WhatsApp, iMessage, QQ, WeChat, Skype

o any other websites that allow individual users or organisations to use simple self publishing tools.

Publish

Includes but is not limited to posting, blogging, tweeting, uploading photographs, commenting, sharing, liking and re-tweeting content on social media.


Staff must not:

use their work email address;

use a Transport agency or NSW Government logo or insignia;

impersonate another staff member;

publish content likely to bring the Transport cluster into disrepute;

make disparaging comments about work colleagues;

post material that is, or might be construed as offensive, obscene, defamatory, hateful, racist, sexist, infringes copyright, constitutes a contempt of court or is otherwise unlawful;

imply that they are authorised to speak as a representative of a Transport agency or the NSW Government, or give the impression that the views they express are those of the Transport cluster or the Government; and / or

post material that is, or might be construed as, threatening, harassing, bullying or discriminatory towards other staff of the Transport Cluster.

Transport recommends that staff do not post any work related phone numbers on social media. Publishing a work phone number (even a ported personal mobile number) may identify the staff member as part of the Transport cluster.

This section also applies to:

social media activities undertaken by staff members anonymously;

staff members who contribute articles to social media as subject matter experts or members of a professional network (e.g. project management or engineering technology) are also subject to the External Papers, Reports and Presentations Process.
  Madjikthise Assistant Commissioner

Ok so where does it say you can't post anything?
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
can not see anything in the list which prevents you from posting your own views about life, the universe and everything rail.  perhaps these new rules are specific to the use of your corporate network?

how can any body or employer prevent an employee from free speech and using internet.

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