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Friendly Facebook Reminder for Your Job: Be Careful What You Post

As the presidential campaign heats up, maybe you’ve been posted a heated status update or two on your Facebook account?

Okay, even if you haven’t, this little employment story is a reminder to all of us to watch what we post.

Check that — it’s more like an unemployment story now.

The National Relations Board determined that a car dealership did not violate federal labor laws by firing one of its employees after sarcastic comments on Facebook. The salesman posted photos and comments with the caption, “OOPS,” after his teen drove one of the Land Rovers into a pond.

Oops indeed.

In another posting, the salesman posted photos and sarcastic comments about his car dealership serving hot dogs, chips and water bottles at a sales event. He wrote, “No, that’s not champagne or wine, it’s 8 oz. water.”

So, the lesson to be learned from all of this? If you’re going to be sarcastic, ensure it’s not work-related. And as for the even better take-away? Avoid posting about work.

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