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How Can Social Media Get You Fired? [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s no secret that social media is now omnipresent in the workplace.

Employees spend ample time throughout the day on social networks, both for personal and professional purposes.

While less than half (43%) of firms have a completely open policy towards social networking, fewer than one in three (< 30%) block these channels altogether, and the number of companies restricting access is dropping by around 10% each year.

Which leads to the question: is it finally safe to tweet at work? In the infographic below, HR software maker TribeHR prudently asks “How can social media get you fired?”

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Swiss Politician Loses Job After Offensive Tweets

Neutral Switzerland? Not on Twitter!

A Swiss politician has lost his job and his political post after calling for a new Kristallnacht against Muslims and mosques.
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CFO Fired For His Tweets

This is a cautionary tale for any of your “over-sharers” on Twitter or Facebook: A CFO of a major fashion company lost his six- to seven- figure job over company-related tweets.
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Salesman Is Fired For Telling Boss He’s Depressed: Twitter Rages

In most instances, I’d caution people to avoid badmouthing their employers – even former employers – on Twitter. Usually, this reflects equally, if not more, poorly on the complainer than the employer.

However, one salesman took to Twitter to complain that his employer had fired him after he told he he was depressed and seeking help – and Twitter responded with outpourings of support, rage at his employer, and plenty of legal advice.
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Learn A Lesson From Duke Nukem: If You Tweet When Angry, You Will Get Burned

This one’s for all you PR folks out there. PR agency Redner Group has just been dropped by its largest client, video game company 2K, the makers of the infamous Duke Nukem Forever. And they were fired over a single tweet.
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