Monday, May 04, 2015
For those of you who never got the memo to be careful of what you post on Facebook, here is the ultimate warning.
A 27-year-old single mother was fired from her brand-new job even before she ever started there because of this one, careless statement online …
The single mother with tattoos and face piercings is now being flayed on the Internet after she was fired from her new job before she even started working there for badmouthing her new place of employment.
Before reporting for duty at The Colony Child Development Center last week, the 27-year-old posted on Facebook: “I start my new job today, but I absolutely hate working at day care.”
Another comment stated: “LOL. It’s all good. I just really hate being around a lot of kids.”
Immediately, Walls says people started hammering her online.
“I had all these girls attacking me because I don’t want to be around a lot of kids all the time,” she told the CBS affiliate in Dallas.
Although the worst attacks have been removed, some remain, including her being called a “dumb [expletive]” or saying she has “Bubonic Plague.”
Social media is like driving: Everyone wants to be on the road, but not everyone should be allowed behind the wheel. The invention of social media has given a platform to anyone who has an email address and can create an account. These days, some people don’t see the connection between what they post on social media and how it shapes their online reputation.
There’s nothing wrong with sharing your thoughts on social media. Here’s the problem: When you combine your personal life, professional goals, and Google, the mixture can be like a fun basement party invading a formal gala televised live on a big screen for everyone to see. There’s a time and place for both, but it’s important to be in control of your online reputation and not post meaningless posts that hurt your personal brand. You never want to be the person that people sigh every time your name pops up (even worse, they may even remove or hide you from showing up in their timeline). It’s important to make sure that you don’t over share (no one cares about your bad egg and cheese sandwich) or say things that are offensive to others (excessive swearing, racism, or crassness).
If you’re not aware of what you post on social media, there may be postings that even as an adult you wouldn’t want your parents to see. More horrifying than the parental backlash (or maybe not) is the fact that others hate what you post. If you want to have a strong and likable online presence, you should post information that positively displays both your personal and professional interests. Also, it’s important to remember that if you are looking to advance your career, some of these same posts may be held against you by your current or future employer. Now, unless old as dirt like me, then don’t post what I do as it will prevent you from any employment. Read and like or dislike or e-mail me. But, never ever say the truth as it will harm you. I would never say the things that I do now if I was in the Navy. I would never say the things that I do now, if still worked for a lab such as SmithKlineBeecham After all there or were my pay checks. Of course now my life is held together because of the VA. But, maybe why I refuse to have things like Operations set further in the future than will requested. A lot of planning as well as thinking needs to take place when fighting to take America back. Social medial such as I write is not good ever if working. Remember that!