Monday, October 3, 2011

How an Employer Might Treat a Facebook Faux Pas


It's a big deal in the world of business.

But what's the difference between sharing your opinion and violating your employer's confidentiality?  Or that of a co-worker?

Personally, I'm a fan of not burning bridges--especially in business.  If I have a gripe with someone, I generally discuss it with him or her.  Of course, there are people who choose not to participate in discussion.  So yes, I might gripe to someone else.  I'd like to believe I choose my confidantes with care.

Facebook is not one of my confidantes. Sure, I can acquire a lot of publicity via Facebook.  But I can also acquire notoriety. Big time. had a pretty good article on the subject a few days ago titled Facebook Policies Tricky for Employers, Workers you might find interesting.

Your thoughts on the subject?


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  3. It amazes me some of the personal things that people put on Facebook. Rather than discussing a problem with the one involved it's blurted out there for everyone to read. Many friendships have been broken with a few angry words sent out there in cyber space. And of course employers see how well you react to something like that.

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