New Media

Canned!  How Your Facebook Status or Tweets Could Get You the Boot

by Kate Catlin on 03/19/2010

I am a big fan of Bravo’s Kell on Earth, which features publicist Kelly Cutrone’s fashion PR company, People’s Revolution.   On a recent episode, the company hired a new employee, only to find out five minutes later that she had tweeted every single detail of the process.  People’s Rev rescinded the offer immediately, and rightfully so, as public relations isn’t exactly the best business in which to tweet every move. 

In fact, most businesses aren’t conducive to that level and type of tweeting.   With that in mind, I want to share the Top 10 Ways in Which Social Media Can Get You Fired, via a blog post on Thoughtpick. 

1. Speak ill of your boss or manager on a social networking site

2. Post publicly that you are looking for a job, when you already have one

3. Share company information with your friends through Twitter or Facebook

4. Bad mouth other employees on your Facebook or Twitter account

5. Post pictures of yourself while committing illegal acts

6. Post pictures of yourself while committing acts that do not match your company’s ethics or code of conduct

7. Use your blog or Facebook account to share rumors about your workplace

8. Confess personal matters through venting on your blog or Facebook account

9. Share contradictory or controversial information on Facebook

10. Use social media excessively

You're not responsible for having committed any of these faux pas, are you?  How about others in your social media network?  Do you have a story to share?

 

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