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Social Media & The Workplace: Don’t Let Your Facebook Update Get You Fired

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NEW YORK (WLNY) — Social media has become an integral part of our lives — but what you put on sites like Facebook and Twitter could get you fired.

CBS Radio Host of “Your Next Job” and The Couch’s career expert, Steven Greenberg, visited the show with some tips on how to use social media without putting your job — or your reputation — at risk.

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People are increasingly putting inappropriate things related to their job online. It goes without saying that Americans love using sites like Facebook, and Instagram, but the problem becomes when you bring work related comments onto those platforms, Greenberg said.

“Many job seekers are losing their jobs — they’re getting fired — for things that they post. At the same time many employers are running intor porblems cause they’re going too far in saying to employees, ‘you can’t say certain things.'”

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“The government now is stepping in and saying that employees have certain protections, and you can’t fire them for things that they post online that have to do with their compensation, with their working conditions or any job related problems.”

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