Bosses Don’t Like You Checking Facebook at Work!

Monday, January 11, 2010 No Comments

I found this very interesting article from The Charlotte Observer, posted on Philly.com… It takes the previous posts study and adds commentary to it… check it out…

Oct. 13, 2009
Checking Facebook at work? Your boss likely doesn't like it
By Jeff Elder, McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - More than half of employers say they completely prohibit social media use by workers, according to a new survey of about 1,400 large U.S. companies. But what if the CEO is in her office using LinkedIn, your boss just invited you to become a fan of the company Facebook page, or your competitors are connecting with your clients on Twitter?

Welcome to one of the toughest issues facing employers: Is social networking a valid part of our work life today, or is it "social not-working"?

"It's a blurry line," says Gary Henning, Charlotte-based district director for Robert Half Technology, which conducted the survey. "People are getting their arms around best practices, and there are a lot of concerns. This is a big topic for employers."

Employer Mark Gilman fired an employee whose personal life became too much of a distraction, "and social media was a big part of that."

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