Got Fired For Pics On My iPhone

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I never really complained about this before. I really have more of a problem with no privacy on the SMS messages. But..... now this has become a problem with the problem of not having MMS.

I had some private pics to send to my girlfriend via MMS. But I had to send them by email instead of a phone number (like every other phone). Well it just so happens that in alphabetical order the "private" picture got sent to a woman at my job by mistake. Needless to say I am at home today writing this today because they let me go mistake or not I was let go.

I guess I am just venting I am an adult and able to send or hold what ever I would like on my iPhone but I almost feel if Apple had of put MMS on the phone like any other phone option I would not have this problem today.
 

Bone

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man that sux. I'm sorry to hear that u lost your job over an accident.
 

goobs22xx

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but I almost feel if Apple had of put MMS on the phone like any other phone option I would not have this problem today.
Clearly Apple's fault...[/sarcasm]

I mean really. I've never been into doing those kinds of things before, but how do you not take the extra .5 seconds to be absolutely sure your finger is on the right name?

Sorry you got burned on it though..../shrug
 

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That is pretty unfortunate and while I too see the need for MMS I don't see how Apple would be to blame. It's a mistake and you had to pay but I agree with goobs that I would have triple checked I was sending the photo to the right person.
 
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Hayesimus

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Precisely why I never send scandalous pictures to anyone. That kind of stuff is better left to face to face encounters.
 

Steveo 90

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;)well..........what was she doing in the picture
 

hellspawn2

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Im curious what did the HR person say? Your old place have a zero tolerance policy? My cousin lost his job, but that was his fault. He had tons of emails with naked girls and porn from email from his buddies. They built a case on him with several months of emails not just one. Just one incident doesn't seem right to me.
Good luck and hope it turns out better for you.
 
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The SMS interface, which I am assuming would be just the same as MMS if we had it, works just like the email. You type in the name and it starts giving you the list of names and YOU choose it. Email works just the same.

So even if we had MMS, you still could have made the same mistake if you have the coworkers number listed in your contacts and not just her email.

Either way, it throws the name in at the top of the email so proof-read your emails before sending them and you will not have any problems. And especially 'sensitive' emails/SMS/MMS/snail mail etc., like that one.


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Panache010

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I'm confused. You emailed your private pics to a lady at your job by accident? Couldnt you have easily sent her the pics by mistake via MMS as well?
 

JoeT

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Sorry, but I call PEBCAI on this one.

(Problem exists between chair and iPhone)

Next time, check the recipient BEFORE hitting "SEND".

(Oh, and watch those "personal" pics - they tend to surface when least expected)
 

Elbacanazo920

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That Really Sucked, It could have been worst. But always double triple check when its something private.
 
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Hayesimus

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ouch. burn.
 

styfle

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sounds like a bad dream but theres nothing you can really do about it
now im gonna double check who im sending stuff too
 

llrickman

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I have to agree with Joe on this one. Your iPhone does what YOU tell it to. regardless of how you sent it YOU still picked the address/phone number it goes to. So i don't think your iPhone got you fired i think YOU got you fired

Though i have to agree if its just one offense they should consider that maybe a write up or something other than termination
 

dwp1975

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maybe he got fired on the spot due to the offensive nature of the photo(s), if the material was bad enough it may have made for a highly uncomfortable work environment.
 
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Hayesimus

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I suppose it would also make a difference as to whether the message was sent while at work or when off the clock...