Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SpacenoidMechwarrior, Mar 5, 2014.
When it comes to large sums of money, it's usually best to stay quiet.
That's why they call it “Hush Money”.
Heh, what a stupid term.
Apparently the vacation thing wasn't actually something they were doing and was just a joke by the daughter and the only reason the ruling is being overturned is because she posted they lost the lawsuit.
As stupid as her post was, repealing the decision based on what scant info she claimed...even if the info was actually incorrect(she never mentioned any money, and technically a settlement isn't a loss)...is just a way for the school to try and not pay on what it owed. The whole reason they have for overturning the deal is because the father told the daughter, not that the daughter posted it on facebook. That part only served to inform them that someone outside of the "contract" knew about the deal, even if she didn't mention (or possibly even know) the specifics.
While what the daughter did was immature and bratty, what the school seems to be doing isn't exactly that much better.
So he should be able to tell his daughter? who can then tell her friend? Who can then tell HIS/HER friend? Who can then tell HIS/HER friend? ETC? That's how word gets around. Oh but he ONLY told his daughter... Stupid daughter bypassed the whole grapevine and told all friends at once. When you are under gag order, the order does NOT exclude family members.
... or Facebook.
I have heard about that on 5 seperate occasions on my favorite local radio station, and I laugh every time. How stupid do you have to be that you post that?
Are you serious? How do you not explain a sudden influx of that kind of money to immediate family members? Especially when said family already knows you're involved in a lawsuit?
Do you HAVE a family?
Well, it really all comes down to trust. He told his daughter or she found out, which would normally be alright... if she was smart enough to keep that shit to herself.
Regardless, if you make an agreement with someone and that agreement specifically states you share that info with no one, especially those who are not involved in the settlement, what does that mean? Sorry, but the explicit agreement was not to share that info. He did. And he violated that agreement. Doing so thus nullifies anything in that agreement between him and the school.
It's harsh, but that's the way it is. In a court of law, there is very little exception if not usually none given to situations like this. If he repeals and wins, then that opens the door for others to do the same. If you were the school, would you find that fair if you asked him not to share.....he promised you he wouldn't....but then he turned around and betrayed your trust in that promise?
In this case, there were two wrongs. And as we all know, two wrongs do not make a right.
She posted it on Facebook. That invalidates ANY confidentiality.
The girl is just another spoiled brat who, like many youth have no concept of privacy or straight common sense. Kids need to post everything, everywhere in order to grab attention to themselves. Good job Zuckerberg.
I actually don't think it's Zuckerberg's fault. If this girl was stupid enough to post it on facebook....then sure as shit she would have done so on MySpace or any other avenue of social media. Who knows. If social media did not exist, I'd be willing to bet your left kidney that she'd verbally tell her friends.
Either way.....it's her own fault and her father's for breaking that confidentiality agreement. No one else's.
It's not Zuckerberg's fault. That was sarcasm.
What is not sarcasm, is how younger generations seem to think it is the norm to be attention seeking whores and not consider the consequences of their actions.
Ten years ago, employers would frown on employees having active facebook accounts. Today, NOT having a facebook account would be a red flag.
Not Being on Facebook Will Arouse Employer Suspicion | TIME.com
Ah. Sometimes sarcasm is hard to detect.
And as far as today is concerned....I don't have an active facebook profile. My employer doesn't seem to care
facebook is going to be the downfall of our generation. ugh.
In a perfect world that would work except in this case the girl was an idiot. There would never have been any sort of issue with him telling his daughter anything if she had just kept her mouth shut. No one would have ever known anything was said to anyone. He would have gotten the pay out and she would have been in the know. Nope, idiot goes and tries her take at bad humor to "stick it" to her former school.
Sucks for the dad, but he probably should have said things differently to his daughter to leave out the fact they just won a butt load of money. Something vague that gives the aspect of receiving justice but not giving any specifics about money.
I understand your sentiment, but.....
That "anyone" includes his daughter. PERIOD. End of discussion! That is the one thing some folks here are trying to dismiss based upon the fact that she is family. Unfortunately for that "family" argument, there are NO ifs ands or buts about it. It was plain and simple. When he shared it with his daughter, he broke that agreement...which was legal and binding. What his daughter did with that info is practically negligible. However, had she not been so stupid about it and kept her mouth shut, then they probably would have never known, and the article never written and this thread non-existant.
Apparently you don't have kids. It's nearly impossible to keep secrets in a house, especially one like that, when you have kids. Plus, anyone who has kids shouldn't keep secrets like that. You should be able to share your wins with your kids. It shouldn't be held against you because your daughter is an absolute moron. If anything, she should be punished.
So what, fine her 80,000 that her parents will end up paying?
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