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Think of Your Job While Using Social Media — 31 Comments

  1. This is so what I was telling someone a while back when they caught their SO being flirty and talking dirty on twitter for all to see.. He doesn’t realize that not only she could see it but also everyone else including employers. Sad, crazy situation that could be life altering if caught!

  2. This should be required reading every time someone signs up for a Facebook, Twitter, etc. account. I know people that have lost their jobs, been kicked out of school, etc. for their social media antics. You really need to think things through.

  3. I wish everyone would think before they typed!! But then again, maybe they don’t have a job that their employer would fire them?

  4. Such good advice here! And I think this is something that people tend to forget sometimes.

  5. Believe it or not there are some bloggers who treat their fans so rudely. I am so puzzled as to how they are even still around! I always practice good sense and morals online!

  6. So true, 2013 seemed to be a cautionary tale for the idea that “personal” social media accounts are not truly personal.

  7. Great advice, I so often see people post things on social media that make me cringe. Especially young adults just getting into the workforce. I got my current job as a social media manager based on how I presented myself on my personal social media.

  8. A word to the wise! I cannot believe what people say sometimes.

  9. Great post! I have heard of so many people actually even losing their jobs over things that have been posted in social media. You can never be too careful what you say that the whole world can see!!!

  10. Oh yes. So important to keep what we say online in mind. Nothing’s ever really gone once we put it out there.

  11. I’m very cautious with what I post on social media. I don’t do foursquare or anything like that because I don’t want my location known to the entire world. I also leave off anything that I wouldn’t want my entire family and the general public to know.

  12. We really can do just about nothing without the risk of it being seen so we always have to be careful and mindful of that. It’s such a different world!

  13. YES! This is so true. I’m always so careful on social media. It’s so easy for people to see what you say these days.

  14. once it’s on the internet, it’s on the internet forever. you can delete it if you want, but you just never know who saw it or screenshot it. always think twice! our kids are going to have a lot to think about as they are using social media from day one

  15. I think it is SO important to monitor yourself on social media, especially when you are friends with coworkers. I have witnessed people getting in trouble or terminated because they showed unprofessional behavior.

  16. I was complaining the other day about someone stealing content from my site. Within 30 seconds, my hubby replied to me on Skype saying my post was unprofessional. *rolls eyes* I get it, but at the same time if I can’t be me, what’s the point?

  17. I have heard of people who have lost their jobs by what the post to social media. People really need to stop and think before they put things out there for the world.

  18. Very good advice. I have known some of my fellow nurses who have posted inappropriate things on FB and have been terminated. Since I do have a blog, I try to abstain from anything controversial on my personal FB and twitter accounts.

  19. I’m amazed at some of the stuff I see posted on Facebook, and other social media for that matter! The internet is a big place with not a lot of privacy and I think it would be a good idea for high schoolers to have a “social media” class that shows both sides of the coin! We don’t need to see a picture of you in your towel, hear about your poop, or your boss’ zit!

  20. Amen! I see so many people use social media as a diary. Upset? Call your best friend, don’t broadcast it for everyone to see. It’s scary how the internet makes people forget to filter.

  21. I think it’s a great idea to stop and think about what you’re going to say on Social Media before you actually say it. People don’t realize that the things that they say and put on their Facebook and Twitter CAN and WILL affect their jobs.

  22. So true. People don’t realize that when they say or post something on their social media sites, it’s out there for good. Once things are public, they’re out there for anyone to see.

  23. I don’t post anything I don’t want my grandma to read. (She’s friends with me on Facebook, too.) Basically if I wouldn’t say it to her – or in front of her – I wouldn’t want my employer to see it.

  24. This is a very wise post and a great topic. I think a lot of younger people do not realize the impact social media can have on their jobs. Thanks for sharing!

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