Think Before You Post!
Social media has already made such a huge impact on how we interact with one another, but does it need to impact our job? Turns out many companies are keeping close tabs on your posts, tweets, grams, snaps, etc. to make sure you’re always in line with “company policy.” Not a big deal if you have nothing to hide, right?
Wrong! Sometimes your job can pull the rug right out from underneath you with one sour tweet that someone else posted! That’s not all- businesses have utilized social media profiles when considering potential applicants, often taking it in higher regard than their resume!
There’s much to learn about the job market in this hyper-social world we live in. With the help of some savvy Reddit users, we compiled a gallery of examples of how employees go from “friended” to “fired” with the click of a mouse.
“You Can’t Handle the Truth!”
One Redditor that worked in customer support for a game company got the slip after being too honest with a complaining customer.
After siding with the caller and agreeing that their company, in a roundabout way, was screwing its players out of money to win… he saw the end on an online forum:
“that there was my name, plastered all over the game forums. I technically worked for a separate company that provided support for several studios, but the studio behind this game was our biggest customer. They approached my bosses, furious I jeopardized their cash cow, and demanded I be fired. I promptly became familiar with the underside of the bus, as I was gone within the week.” (C1ank)
I watched a friend lose his job over a tweet. He tweeted “So getting head while delivering pizzas is pretty sweet” one night while he was working. The next morning he tweeted “YO F*** YOU PAPA JOHNS I don’t need you or your stupid job anyway!” or something to that effect. I’ve never laughed so hard in my life. (brholmes_)
Why did this guy have to differentiate between Papa John and his actual employment there? Maybe there was more going on than meets the eye!
I used to work for Geek Squad in college and a coworker was fired when a famous actor came in and she posted on Facebook a lot of his private info. Like full name, came into our store, and bought this and this, and has a black Amex card, and stuff he had on his computer … not once but on 2 separate occasions. (showtunesaboutbacon)