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4 Social Media Mistakes That May Cost You Your Job

 

Did you know that not being able to control your online behavior can get you into trouble at work, especially if your employer is using a phone spy app on you? A thoughtless tweet or a badly timed Facebook post may cause you to be reprimanded by your boss or even cost you your job.

To avoid these problems, it’s important that employees use common sense when it comes to using their mobile devices and the Internet at work. It’s easy to forget that you’re not supposed to use social media when you’re in the middle of finishing up a project. So, you need to be more aware of your responsibilities as an employee to secure your job.

 

Social Media Mistakes You Must Avoid If You Want To Keep Your Job

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Are you using social media while at work?

 

  1. Saying Negative Things About Your Job

Sure, it’s your right to express your frustrations and disappointments about your job. However, sharing on social media how you truly feel about your job isn’t a good thing. In fact, even texting your coworkers about how much you hate your job can get you in trouble. If you’re using a company phone to do this, your employer may be able to see your texts and posts using a phone spy app.

A great example of this mistake is the “Cisco Fatty” incident on Twitter. College student Riley Connor, who was 22 at the time, had gotten a job with Cisco. So, for some reason, she tweeted, “Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.” Needless to say, she didn’t keep her job.

Check out these 13 Things You Should Never Say At Work.

 

  1. Posting Sexist, Racist, and Other Offensive Comments

Posting inappropriate or offensive comments is one of the easiest ways to get a pink slip. Even when you’re outside of work, you need to avoid making such comments because your name is associated with the company you work for. Remember, it’s the responsibility of employers to maintain a respectful and diverse workplace. So, there’s no way they will allow you to put their company at risk.

 

  1. Sharing Confidential Business Information

Many employees make the huge mistake of sharing their company’s confidential information online and with competitors. This usually happens when an employee is unhappy at their workplace and wants to do something to hurt the company. This is one of the biggest reasons why employers use free Android spy apps,to make sure employees do not leak any business information with their cell phones.

An example of this mistake occurred back in 2011, when an extra on the show “Glee” tweeted out spoilers for the show’s upcoming episode. Many were upset about this including the series creators. The creators went on to say to the extra, “Hope you’re qualified to do something besides work in entertainment.”Later, it was found that this person was never an extra, and that the spoilers were not from an inside source, just speculation.

 

  1. Using Social Media When You’re Supposed To Be Working

Using social media during office hours not only makes you less efficient and productive, but also makes you look like an ineffective and unmotivated employee. Not all employers will tolerate or understand this behavior. Employers use phone spy and monitoring software on company devices to make sure their employees are focused on work. Thus, if you want to make a good impression, you have to be smart and careful enough to know when you can and can’t use social media at work.

 

Hopefully, after reading these social media mistakes, you will avoid making them yourself. Be smart and only use social media outside of work, and don’t post anything that could cost you your job. You never know, your employer could be using a phone spy app on your company phone.

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