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April 30, 2010

Anti-Social Media Will Cost You Your Job

Filed under: social media — lisalahey @ 9:29 am
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Lately I’ve been reading a lot about people who are clueless about how not to use social media if they wish to remain employed.  Some of them actually have added their bosses to their list of friends, followers, network what have you and they actually diss the organization, their job or yep, the boss him or herself.  Consider some of these incredible yet true tribulations of anti-social media:
Astounding how clueless people can be.  Here are a few more common sense tips to keep in mind when announcing your job woes to the world:

  1. More employers are tracking their employees’ social media activities. That means calling in sick and then typing away at home on your computer is not a wise move. If you can use your laptop at home can’t you use your desk top at work?
  2. Keep your job dissatisfaction to yourself. If you really hate what you’re doing find new work.
  3. Don’t announce to everyone that you find ways to waste a lot of time at work without the boss finding out. It’s even more unimpressive when you’re blogging or tweeting about your “clever” time-wasting tactics while you are at work.
  4. Avoid discussing tasks and duties you hate online. Those hateful tasks are part of your job so if you want to keep that job suck it up buttercup.
  5. They say the blog is the new resume nowadays. That’s great.  Now make sure you don’t post that “new resume” while you are still employed yet “secretly” looking for new work.
  6. Ditto with announcing that you have just added more tags to your blog or your profiles to make sure recruiters can find you more easily.

Happy blogging!

1 Comment »

  1. Are people really that dense that they give away their secrets, their intentions etc? And that bosses INSTEAD of running a business are spying on their employees? I thought that was the domain of Communism and Totalitarianism, not democratic capitalism. You have raised some interesting points here.

    Comment by almostvoid — April 30, 2010 @ 1:26 pm | Reply

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