Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Crazy Question: Should Social Media Affect Your Career???

Hello Everyone!

Picture From:Facebookfrenzy's Blog

I know you all have heard this classic story at your place of employment: An employee tweets about how their boss is being a witch. The company finds out about the tweet and before Friday, the employee is being escorted out of the building.

Or, you probably have heard of this story: An employee decides to post pictures from a fun,crazy night in the club on Facebook. Those pictures of them grabbing their BFF's butt as well as them making out with that random dude at the bar gets into the wrong hands and before you know it, the Human Resource department calls that employee into their office.

Throughout my young life, I have heard MANY horror stories about how social media led to the downfall of some one's career. Some companies have even created departments that focus solely on monitoring the social media activity of the company, including what their workers are posting, tweeting, instagraming, foursquaring,etc. (I bet you didn't know that, huh? Makes you think twice about making that picture of you in pum pum shorts your default pic?)

However, is it right for companies to go to this extreme? Social media is suppose to be a platform to say what you want, when you want. So, should our careers be affected by our freedom of booty poppin' on a handstand? Should we be afraid of expressing ourselves on our own twitter page? Should men not be the mayor of Sue's Revendous on Four Square because they might loose their job?

I can argue for and against this practice but what do you think? Should your latest social media status jeopardize your employment status?




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