Big Brother and the Job Search


Now more than ever, you are being watched. And if you don’t believe me, here are two good examples.

1. An employee in Australia calls in for “a sickie” (that’s Aussie for sick day) after a hard night of partying. The boss reads his Facebook page to find out the truth as to why his employee couldn’t come into work. The employee admitted on line that he had a hangover. Ooops.

2. An intern at a Minnesota Television station causes a scene and attacks the Executive Producer after being fired. This intern’s name, along with the Executive Producer, was listed in a police report which made the local newspaper. Now when the intern goes job searching, this little tidbit will be easily googled. It doesn’t bode well for the person being attacked either.

Morale of the story: don’t behave in a way that you wouldn’t want the whole world to see on the front page of your local newspaper, because essentially, that’s what our lives have become with the advent of cell phone cameras, youtube, etc. Your boss is watching, and so are future employers.

Be careful out there!!!

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