Top 30 Ways to Lose Your Job on Twitter
A few years ago we created a post warning job seekers and students about the dangers of sharing too much information on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. 92% of all employers say they use social media to screen potential candidates. Today, we decided to follow up and see just how many were following our advice and being more cautious about what they share via social networks. Over the next few days we’ll reveal our findings to you for each of the top social networks.
We did a few simple Twitter searches and much to our surprise, caution is still being thrown to the wind! We found thousands of inappropriate tweets being shared by students, employees and future job seekers. Believe me when I say… this is the “TAME Safe at Work Version!” You would be amazed if you saw the Tweets we had to leave out. In keeping with our first post “30 Ways to Lose Your Job On Twitter” we decided to narrow this year’s batch down to 30 as well.
Names were withheld to protect the not so innocent!
Announce You are Smoking Weed at Work
Share With Friends How You Are Pretending to Work While Hungover
Tweet About How Much You Hate Your Job
Announce You are Late and Hate Your Job
Share with Friends You Lied to Your Boss
Compare Your Boss to a Terrorist
Brag About Lying on Your Application
Brag About Sleeping at Work Because You Have Nothing Better To Do
Tweeting Instead of Working
Tweet about How You Stole Something from Work
Share that you are Drunk at Work
Tell Everyone You Are a Cheater!
Call Your Boss a Cow and Totally Trash Your Company Via Twitter
Celebrate Lying to Your Manager So You Can Leave Early
Tweet About How You Hate Your Company’s Policies or Procedures
Brag about Goofing Off at Work
Share Coworker’s Inappropriate Comments on Twitter
Admit on Twitter the Only Reason You Still Work for your Current Employer is Because You Want to Bang Your Boss’s Secretary.
Share Your Plan to Cuss Out Customers and Co-Workers when You Quit in 3 Weeks
Wow Your Employer with Your People Skills … NOT!
Tweet About Doing Zero at Work
Brag About Being Late for Work Every Day!
Talk Bad About Co-Workers on Twitter
Tweet About Wanting to Accidentally Murder Your Drunk Co-Worker
Announce via Twitter That You Hate When Customers Interrupt You Tweeting
Gloat About Sneaking Out of Work Early
Tell all your Followers you Want to Bang Your Boss
Tweet about Stealing Food From Work
Call Your Manager Stupid on Twitter
Share How you Tricked your Dumb Boss
Share that You’ve been Playing Games at Work all Day
**Please note** Names were removed to protect the foolish!
It may not seem important to you now, but what you post and share online could come back to haunt you later on. Everything on the internet can be archived, which means it is also searchable. Don’t think because your tweets are protected you are safe, if a friend retweets your tweet, it can still be seen by everyone! Deleting a tweet doesn’t mean you are safe either. Someone could have copied or shared your tweet prior to you deleting it which means it may never be deleted. Your online profiles might be just for friends now, but later on, your online content might keep you from getting that scholarship, the job of your dreams or even prevent you from running for public office.
Think before you post – especially before you post to social networking sites or blogs. If you just can’t help yourself and you must tell someone at least use @secrettweet.
Have you ever shared something on a social network that you wished you hadn’t? If so, comment below, we’d love to hear your story!
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