Where would people be without Facebook? Sadly, in some cases, people would be in better financial shape. Their Facebook activities ended up costing them financially. When on company time, it is a good idea not to spend too many minutes checking out what is happening on social media. Give 100% of work time to an employer. To do otherwise could lead to troubles. People have gotten fired for being too focused on Facebook and not on their job.
Does that mean a person can do anything on Facebook while off the clock? No, there are a lot of problems people run into when their Facebook activities veer into a certain direction. Darius Fisher, the co-founder and president of Status Labs, points out that anything posted on social media sites can eventually cause problems. Fisher’s company focuses on online reputation management. He has seen people create major messes for themselves with employers, clients, and customers due to inappropriate musings on Facebook.
Posting complaints about an employer or venting about customers could end up causing a host of problems. People read those things and get offended. Employers may be within their rights to terminate and employer due to something posted on Facebook or elsewhere online. Using a bit of prudence is always advisable when posting anything. Erasing the offending material might not do much good.
Darius Fisher has spoken publicly at marketing events and given interviews in online publications noting that Google and other search engines index what is published online. Once a post on Facebook finds its way into the search engine result, a crisis could emerge. Dealing with the crisis becomes a lot harder because a company such as the on run by Darius Fisher may have to take numerous reputation management steps to mitigate the situation.
Here is a word to the wise: do not saying anything rude, controversial, or inflammatory on Facebook or anywhere else online. Regrets are likely in the aftermath. Thankfully, a reputation management service can help reverse some of the harm. Hopefully, no one will lose their job before things are fixed.