So everyone uses social or online media : at home and at work. Today I’ll talk about how using it can affect your job – for the negative…
So at the end of the day, what you post, you really have to ask – would you want your manager to see this?
Because you’ll lose your job. Remember what you post goes out to all your friends.
This is an email from an intern working for Anglo Irish Bank. He told his boss he had a family emergency and then another employee at the bank found his Facebook page, which showed he was actually going to a Halloween party.
Remember! Your profile is public! This email was bcc to the entire office and then went viral online. Other cases: Ray Lam, a former NDP candidate for Vancouver-False Creek was forced to resign from his job when photographs were discovered on Facebook. One picture showed him palming a woman’s breast and another with his pants down and two people pulling at his underwear. There are other examples of this happening, such as a teacher being fired for her MySpace picture and a nursing home assistent taking pictures with her patients. You don’t own your profiles on social networks.
Not just companies, but your boss. Twitter has made it even faster to lose your job. Not a few hours but within minutes.
You’d be surprised what a search about work and bored can reveal on Twitter
Here’s a cautionary tale, Guy gets a job with Cisco, posts a less than enthused opinion about the Cisco job on Twitter -
Cisco employee responds promptly, and while he blocks his Twittter updates – hiding them from public view – the damage is already done.
Macquarie Banker busted for looking at pictures of Miranda Kerr on the internet during live television. couple of Domino’s employees have filmed themselves doing gross things to food that’ll probably get served to customers, and posted it to YouTube. Due to reactions and some quite clever investigative work of appalled viewers, both were promptly fired
Back in February last year, Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., tweeted this as-it-happens update regarding his group’s location and destination: "Moved into green zone by helicopter Iraqi flag now over palace. Headed to new US embassy Appears calmer less chaotic than previous here." Such a status update on old-timey Facebook wouldn’t have been nearly as potentially deadly. Happily, it seems, guys who may wish America ill weren’t following Pete’s feed.
For security reasons, the congressional delegation led by House Minority Leader John Boehner to Iraq today was supposed to be secret. Everything had been going fine in that regard. Even media outlets that knew of the trip, like the Congressional Quarterly, kept a lid on the news. That was, until Rep. Peter Hoekstra twittered his arrival into Baghdad. "Just landed in Baghdad. I believe it may be first time I've had bb service in Iraq. 11th trip here," he sent from his BlackBerry.
5 ways to get sacked using social media
5 ways to get sacked
Using social media at work
Social media - we all use it
• Examples –
How NOT to
• How to USE it
Important lessons to keep your job
• Everything you do is permanent
• Privacy settings, try googling yourself?
• Just because your boss, coworker, spouse or
neighbour doesn’t know about Twitter,
doesn’t read blogs and refuses to join
FaceBook doesn’t mean your comments on
the web won’t get back to him/her.
Remember your privacy settings
Lesson 1: Don’t friend your manager on facebook then complain about your job
Most companies monitor social media, so treat anything you say or post,
like a public forum
And thanks to Google Cache, the deleted content of
"theconnor’s" homepage resurfaced on CiscoFatty.com,
a Web site erected to commemorate this cautionary tale.
Even if you delete it, it is retrievable, so think twice before
Everything is permanent
Keep confidential information
"Moved into green zone by helicopter Iraqi flag now
over palace. Headed to new US embassy Appears
calmer less chaotic than previous here.“
• Supposed to be a top
• Even media outlets
that knew of the trip
kept a lide on the
Risk bringing yourself & co into
In June 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd asked that office
and household staff remove their Facebook profiles after
one executive assistant posted party pictures from the
PM’s 17-day trip to the US.
• Most companies monitor SM
• Recent studies confirm that over half of
employers check their job candidates’
social media profiles and activities before
making a hiring decision
• Badmouth employer or staff
• Discriminatory comments
• Lie about qualifications/education
• Photos of you in compromising situations
• 100% everything you post on the internet is
• Even if you delete it
• It can still show up
Use SM at work = use common sense
What’s considered reasonable at work?
Social Media Policy & Guidelines
• Reasonable use is considered how you’d use
the telephone at work
• Keep confidential information – confidential
• Use a disclaimer – separate yourself from
Keep your job
& keep your social media profiles active!