Get Fired Because of Your Misuse of Social Media.

How many social media account(s) do you have?
Do you seperate your professional and personal accounts?

Do you think there are limitations on posting due to your identity?

With the technology improvement, online activities are also included in the background check session for recruiting selection. Juju Kim wrote an article showing data about how misusing social media leads to firing.  She found that about 85% of candidates are disqualified because of their unprofessional behaviors on social media. The 8 things to get fired are:

  1. Post off-color remarks.
  2. Post confidential details.
  3. Bad-mouth your clients.
  4. Disrespect your employer.
  5. Post inappropriate photos.
  6. Create animated videos of your coworkers.
  7. Talk trash about your boss.
  8. Play hooky and post about it.

Here is the full article: Can Social Media Get You Fired?
https://www.themuse.com/advice/can-social-media-get-you-fired

Not only misbehaving on social media will lead to a loss of a job but also the wrong timing to use social media. CNBC article indicates that 28% of employers fired employees because they use the Internet, during working time, for personal use, such as checking out social media, shopping online, answering private phone calls, etc. Even employees are just browsing without misbehaving or posting inappropriate comments on social media, they are still unrespectful and irresponsible to their employers, colleagues, and themselves as they are doing the wrong thing in a wrong timing.

“To expect someone to maintain focus for eight hours straight is unreasonable. People need a break and, in today’s world, that break includes social media access.”

Suzana Flores (2016)

It is also true that break time is important! Therefore, all employees please make good use of your break time, and do what you should be doing in your worktime.

Here is the full article: How Using Social Media Can Get You Fired
https://www.cnbc.com/2016/02/05/how-using-social-media-can-get-you-fired.html

The following website also shares 17 stories that people were fired for using Facebook.
https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-fired-2011-5

Logos of different social media.
There are many social media that people can freely share their daily lives and/or professional ideas online.

Additional examples of getting fired because of the misbehaviors on social media.

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1 thought on “Get Fired Because of Your Misuse of Social Media.

  1. Linh Su

    Technology has improved so much but there are a lot of people that misuse it. I love how you included an article and a video to further explain the topic.

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