Short version of questions:
Is it unprofessional or ...rude... if an employer/supervisor group posts information like staff meetings (not mandatory but paid) to the staff only facebook group (which I'm a member of) knowing that I'm never on Facebook?
(I've missed 1 meeting because of this, and only made 2 others because I heard people at work talking about it in a conversation once, and actually went on facebook to see what the chaos was when I got back from being gone for a week).
Secondly and similarly, I work for an animal shelter, and when new animals with specific needs come in or develop, they're then posted on the group facebook page... which I'm never on. They're hardly ever posted physically at the workplace--so to learn about them I literally have to be on facebook. Also, at work, we don't have wifi, public or private, and my phone doesn't get good enough reception to go on the internet very well at their location, and it's my personal phone--so I can't really go on facebook on the clock to get the information...and if they expect me to look at this info when I'm at home or wherever, that's expecting me to work off the clock, during time for me to do things that aren't working.
I've mentioned that I don't go on facebook a few times to some of the supervisors and coworkers but just missed a staff meeting yesterday because I didn't know about it. I've also had a co-worker say things like "well you should look on facebook because I posted about blah" and I say, I'm never on facebook ...
I don't want to make too many waves, but I feel really excluded and like this is an unprofessional, inefficient, assumptive (making assumptions), and potentially 'illegal' way to transmit information (requiring employees to work off the clock is illegal as far as I know).
Am being I a sensitive baby about being expected to spend my off-the-clock time scouring Facebook (which I literally log onto about once every 2-3 months)...Facebook is a SOCIAL network. Thanks for reading this far, I've tried to condense this comment into something more concise.
As a p.s. I would have used "unpaid" "off-clock" or "off-the-clock" "announcements" as keywords but they don't exist yet, and "discrimination" isn't exactly a great fit but I'm being discriminated against because I'm not glued to Facebook like it's a biological implant.