How Using Social Media Can Get You Fired

Before you “like” your friend’s status update, consider whether your boss will like all the time you are spending on Facebook. Advancing technology has long been a catalyst for change in the workplace, in good ways and bad. Now social media is raising the stakes by disrupting the way we work, or don’t work, as[…]

Forbes Magazine

Posting Vacation Photos To Facebook Costs An Employee His Job

Rodney Jones worked for Accentia Health and Rehabilitation Center of Tampa Bay (a long-term skilled nursing facility) as the activities director. He needed shoulder surgery and was granted 3 months of medical leave per the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). At the end of that period, the doctor said Jones needed more recovery time. Jones[…]

Fired - Rolling Stone

A Brief History of People Getting Fired for Social Media Stupidity

Not a day goes by, it seems, without a new story of someone posting an unbelievably tasteless, offensive, stupid, racist, homophobic, sexist or otherwise inappropriate thing on social media. Bigotry expressed in private is inexcusable, but bigotry voluntarily scribbled upon the un-erasable blackboard that is the Internet is a new kind of unbelievable. Read More[…]