I Tweeted ‘I Hate My Job’. Will I Get Fired?

There are a couple of things I tell my students every semester about social media:

1) Don’t ever swear. You’re better than that.

2) Don’t ever tell your network you are miserable at work. It’s stupid.

But people do. They do, they do. I will never understand why.

Here’s a cool article from Fast Company that breaks down the legal action your employer can (and can’t) take against you.  If you hate your boss or job enough to post something on Google Plus or Twitter about it, it’s probably time for a change.

By the way, your anger doesn’t have to be about your employer for you to get in trouble. Maybe you’re a redneck from Turlock, California.

Look at this completely idiotic tweet from Denise Helms, who was a bit upset at the results of a recent election. The word that’s grayed out in the photo below is… nigger.

racist Obama tweet from Denise

Denise Helms got a visit from the Secret Service, and she lost her job, too.

Think before you post. There are lots of ways to lose a job.

Don’t make it easy for them.

Picture of John Scott

John Scott is an instructor, online learning coordinator, and the career services manager for the School of Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University San Francisco.  His debut book, “Destination:Reinvention” is on sale now in the Amazon bookstore.  Discover your daily reinvention tip at destinationreinvention.com.  @ReinventionBook 

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