It’s kind of ironic when someone involved in law recruiting opts to become a cyberbully. That’s exactly what has happened in this story.
Harrison Barnes is a law recruiter who hired a couple of fellows way back, even though they had been fired from their previous jobs. After discovering that their recruiting practices were underhanded and would put the company at risk, the two were fired. They have since used a website to besmear Barnes, who has responded through the legal route, as well as creating a post of his own.
This isn’t a unique case, and it unfortunately won’t be the last.
The Internet is full of disgruntled employees, who have taken to cock their mouse as the new firearm when deciding to seek their revenge.
I met a real estate agent who has experienced a similar online trashing from someone he didn’t hire. It doesn’t have to take much to set off a bully. But they will continue to test you, enlist others to set up traps, and do their best to destroy your digital life.
All we can do in response is to carry on as if they don’t exist. Engaging them adds coal to the furnace, but ignoring them and finding a way to succeed and live happily, despite their best efforts to destroy you, is the best revenge you can bestow on them.