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Unprofessional? 3 kids; Intercourse, MD, United States 4616 posts
1st Jun '13

So I'm Facebook friends with a reputable horse breeder. They produce some top quality animals in the $25,000+ price range. And their animals actually deserve to be in that range.They've been breeding quality, unique animals since the 80's. The Facebook page is titled with their barn name, and promotes the animals they have for sale and what they've sold. But today, they posted a clearly Pro-Life link to a "baby killer" who was apparently mutilating fetuses. On the page promoting their top quality sport horses. I thought it was highly unprofessional, and was off put to the point of actually questioning their business. I was truly taken aback. Even a little rattled. I understand that Facebook is a social site and people are free to post as they please, I just found this highly unprofessional to post on the same site you use to promote sales of your upper class animals. Am I wrong in this??



http://www.lifenews.com/2013/06/01/another-kermit-gosnell-delivers-babies-alive-and-snips-their-necks/

iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien 3 kids; New York, TX, United States 37137 posts
1st Jun '13

People will say "you have the right to post whatever you want in your FB" but when it comes to businesses, I feel that hot topics have no place in their professional pages.

Little Bit's Momma Due October 21 (boy); 33 kids; North Richland Hills, Texas 7479 posts
1st Jun '13

Yeah I think it is to link crap like that on your business page.

Kait. 3 kids; Iowa 2345 posts
1st Jun '13

I would have to agree with you. I regret opening that up and reading it. I was crying after the first part and couldn't finish it. How anyone could do that blows my mind :(

GavinsMomJohnnysWife 2 kids; Texas 2789 posts
1st Jun '13

On a business page completely unacceptable.

3 kids; Intercourse, MD, United States 4616 posts
1st Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien:</b>" People will say "you have the right to post whatever you want in your FB" but when it comes to businesses, I feel that hot topics have no place in their professional pages."</blockquote>




That's how I feel. Because I feel like if I'm browsing your page, I'm considering doing business with you (obviously not me personally, because I don't have that kind of money to spend on horses!! But if I did, they'd be the first place I'd go.), and if I was standing there in person, trying your horse, and you brought up that conversation, I'd be flabbergasted.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien:" People will say "you have the right to post whatever you want in your FB" but when it comes to businesses, I feel that hot topics have no place in their professional pages."

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36477 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien:" People will say "you have the right to post whatever you want in your FB" but when it comes to businesses, I feel that hot topics have no place in their professional pages."


I agree!

3 kids; Intercourse, MD, United States 4616 posts
1st Jun '13

And honestly, I feel like they should know better. I mean these aren't Southern Maryland, white trash, over opinionated and under educated "horse people" who are selling their horses that are worth $1,500 tops. These horses are geared towards those competing at the rated, national levels. Towards true professionals looking for their next upper level horse.

~*~*~*~ ; 1 child; Biteme, ca, United States 1716 posts
1st Jun '13

Yes. I belive it was very unprofessional. Kinda bad for buisness, too. What if a customer's sole deciding factor in choosing to do buisness with them or another company was the personal views they mixed with buisness? Not so smart.

iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien 3 kids; New York, TX, United States 37137 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting a s h l e y.:" And honestly, I feel like they should know better. I mean these aren't Southern Maryland, white trash, ... [snip!] ... towards those competing at the rated, national levels. Towards true professionals looking for their next upper level horse."


If a big contract was on the line, that right there could be the reason that contract falls through. It would just take the right person seeing that, and it would be over.

3 kids; Intercourse, MD, United States 4616 posts
1st Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien:</b>" If a big contract was on the line, that right there could be the reason that contract falls through. It would just take the right person seeing that, and it would be over."</blockquote>




I mean.. They sell wonderful horses. But there are other people who sell wonderful horses who know better than to do that.