I’ve been known to tweet. That’s using Twitter to send 140 characters’ worth of twaddle to the other tweeps (or is it twerps?) out there in Twitter Land. I’ll admit, it’s a lot of fun, and once you figure out how to get past the ridiculous signal-to-noise ratio on that microblogging site, it can be useful.
I’ve used Twitter to spot trends, to get up-to-the-second dispatches on some news event, and even to grab some background information on whatever I’m writing.
But then, we have a lot of folks who use Twitter just to massage their diseased egos, or to spread a whole bunch of mundane crap all over the world. While many people have used Twitter to find jobs, quite a few used Twitter as a way to lose whatever job they had.
I got this from MentalFloss, and it’s a hoot. i urge you to read the article:
How to Tweet Your Way Out of a Job:
“Hate your job? Want to leave without giving two weeks notice? Thanks to Twitter, it’s never been easier to get fired. All you have to do is sign up for an account and follow these simple steps. You’ll be unemployed in no time!”
Step 1: Drunk Tweet
Well, yeah, this goes without saying. You know your boss — or potential boss — may be monitoring you on Twitter, Facebook, and all the other social media. But Mike Bacsik, a former ballplayer and now, ex-sports-show host, found out what happens when you mix the tweets with the Lone Stars. Or whatever he was drinking.
Step 2: Break the Law (or Just Anger Your Governor)
I tell you, you need to read the article.
Step 3: Have an NSFW Lifestyle
Step 4: Question Company Policy
D’oh! Never a good idea — especially if you don’t want your boss to know.
Step 5: Make a Celebrity Look Bad
Step 6: Don’t Get Hired in the First Place
From MentalFloss: ” … when recent college grad Skye Riley heard back from Cisco, the computer networking giant, about her job application, one of her first instincts was to tweet about it. Unfortunately, this is what she tweeted:
@theconnor: Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.
The unfortunate part? An employee of Cisco, Tim Levad, came across her post while doing a Twitter search for Cisco. He replied to her by saying:
@timmylevad: Who is the hiring manager. I’m sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the web.
You see, these computers, handhelds, and smart phones are dangerous toys. Too dangerous to be in the hands of idiots.