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Offline iwonatw

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Difficult to find personal case study
« on: March 09, 2011, 05:03:20 AM »
Hi

This is for a newspaper article I'm writing. I've got a difficult task of finding someone (based in the UK) who has been subject to employee surveillance / monitoring at work, for whom this experience caused a lot of distress and who possibly lost his/her job as a result (I don't need to reveal their name in the article). Do you know of any suitable forums out there, where I could post my request for people to get in touch? I've tried some already (mums, dads, redundancy help, jobseekers help etc) but (surprise, surprise!) no one wants to talk to me. This is my first commission for a major national so I really want to do a good job.

Any help whatsoever will be very much appreciated!

Many thanks   ;D

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Re: Difficult to find personal case study
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2011, 09:35:17 AM »
Trying putting out a Twitter request using the hashtag #journorequest
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Re: Difficult to find personal case study
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2011, 10:27:36 AM »
Thank you! Have just tried that.

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Re: Difficult to find personal case study
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011, 03:41:15 PM »
Good luck! It's saved my bacon a few times in the past. Although it is starting to get a bit abused and spammed now, which is a shame.
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Re: Difficult to find personal case study
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 03:46:47 PM »
Afterthought: you should also try one of those anti-surveillance pressure or campaign groups. Not my area and don't have contacts, but I'm sure a bit of Googling will get you there.
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Re: Difficult to find personal case study
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011, 04:28:03 AM »
Thanks again! Had no luck so far with Twitter, will need to RT. I'm also trying trade unions...

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Re: Difficult to find personal case study
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2011, 04:30:10 AM »
What is your twitter username? Or if you add me, I'll RT it for you.

I'm @RebeccaEmin

Some of my followers are quite good at RT's as well  ;)

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Re: Difficult to find personal case study
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2011, 04:48:13 AM »
Hi Rebecca and thanks. I've added you and I'm @iwonatw (a complete twitter novice I must say!)

KR

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Re: Difficult to find personal case study
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2011, 04:52:27 AM »
I have retweeted your message, I will do so again later in the day as with Twitter, people only tend to catch what is in the timeline at that particular time, if they are following more than about 40 people.

Rebecca

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Re: Difficult to find personal case study
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2011, 05:01:43 AM »
Much appreciated, Rebecca! It's such a sensitive subject no one's talking to me!

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Re: Difficult to find personal case study
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2011, 05:52:56 AM »
It's strange you're struggling for an anonymous comment - are you emphasising that side of it? I will RT it for you too - I'm @WritersMistakes
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Re: Difficult to find personal case study
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2011, 06:03:21 AM »
Oh, hello AG. Thank you! Yes, I did say in my tweet that I will protcet their identity...

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Re: Difficult to find personal case study
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2011, 09:06:57 AM »
I'd be happy to help if I had proof of what my employer did but I don't and don't want to be sued for libel etc  Sorry!
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