Social media has taken the world by storm. Unfortunately, many people use Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and countless other sites to VENT their frustrations about their employers, co-workers, and bosses. This is NOT a smart thing to do since employees scan these sites for employee activity. Right or wrong, one Tweet can cost you employment.
According to an article on MSN.com, employees that vented or insulted their employers were fired! It’s true. Employers don’t want unhappy employees working for them
Employees may scream the 1st Amendment (freedom of Speech), but employers will have a different viewpoint. They’re paying you a salary and benefits which is something that many people would like to have. Employers can easily replace dissatisfied employees. If you’re unhappy, do something about it.
Employers will not tolerate employees that “slam” the company. You’d think that in times of a tough economy, employees would be grateful for their jobs. Guess not. Even though unemployment rises in times of economic uncertainty, employees aren’t holding back. They let their feelings known via social media outlets.
Social media is a great way to stay connected with family and friends or to grow your business. If you’re going to make a snide comment about a co-worker or boss, you may want to hold off. You never know who is looking at social media sites. This is why they tell you NOT to send emails or surf the internet on company time. You can best believe that you’re time on the computer is monitored.
Remember, you’re at work to do just that. You’re providing a service and getting paid for it. Perhaps a change in mind-set is what is needed. Be grateful that you have a job and steady income each month. Start blessing your job and the money you have. Affirm that you know you’ll realize another position that is more aligned with your passion. Do this and then start the job search. If you don’t clean up your JOB KARMA, you’ll just repeat the same patterns over and over again.
If you’re an employee that has Tweeted or posted anything rude on Facebook, own up to it and take responsibility for your actions. You’ll be surprised how you can turn a negative situation into a positive one. Remember that social media is can be a good thing. It’s a way to connect with “like-minded” people and network. If you’re in the market for a new job, you may have a contact that can help you. Just be discrete about it. Don’t Tweet or post a Facebook status, send an email from home!
What kinds of Tweets do you post when you’re at work?