Facebook Get Fired. Facebook posts can get you fired, especially if you express your views on a social media network. The line between expressing yourself and sharing your life with your family and friends becomes blurred.
First, you start linking with co-workers you’re close with; next thing you know, your boss wants to be “friends” with you and you can’t say no. This is where the potential trouble begins. Neither party knows the dangers of what could happen if you start expressing your views that are different than your boss.
Even if you try to keep your personal and work life completely separate, both on- and offline, and you implement rigid security measures, social networks are truly a public arena - and should be treated as such.
“If you really want your employer looking at you in a hot bikini holding a mai tai, so be it. Just make sure that is the image you want to project in your career as well,” says John Millikin, a professor at the W. P. Carey School of Business, and former vice president of human resources at Motorola in Phoenix.
But not all transgressions resulting in termination are as colorful. “A client of mine put information up about how his boss [could not] prioritize,” says David Couper, a career coach, consultant and author of Outsiders On The Inside: How to Create a Winning Career…Even When You Don’t Fit In. The client “did not name names, but it was obvious who he was talking about. He didn’t get fired [immediately], but when there was a downsizing he was one of the first to go,” Couper says.
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