Twitter today is a strong medium for companies to hire people, or to check on their employees.
This has led to problems for many. Today the young people publishes all sorts of things online without thinking. This can, and has made problems for people, that using Twitter today, or posting things on their Facebook.
Here are five people who did not got the job or was fired from their jobs after twittering
1. Comedian Gilbert Gottfried.
Who was the insurance company AFLAC voice for decades, made it distasteful choice to make jokes about Japan-disaster on Twitter. One of the jokes was “What the Japanese have in common with @ Howard Stern? Well they are both radioactive “. Aflec, which has 75 percent of its market in Japan, chose to kick Gottfried.
2. CNN editor Octavia Nasr.
Was fired in July 2010 after she ruled on the controversial Muslim leader Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah on Twitter. In connection with his death, she twittered “I am sorry Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah death… One of Hezbollah’s major leaders who I respect.” It was a big uprising in the media and her credibility as a journalist was questioned. As a result, she eventually got fired.
3. 22-year-old Connor Riley
Tweeted about a job offer from Cisco: “Cisco offered me a great a job! Now I have to weigh a fat paycheck to commute to San Jose and a job I hate. “A Cisco employee saw the comment and replied:” Anyone who intends to hire you is probably interested to know that you will hate the job. ” The result was obvious that he got the job.
4. When a consultant, who worked for the Detroit-based automaker Chrysler.
Once again was stuck in a traffic jam on the way to work that he lost patience. Logged onto his employer’s Twitter account and wrote “Ironically, that Detroit is known as “motor city” when no one here even manage to run a f *** ing car “. The person was consultant adviser in social media for Chrysler. Which immediately reacted to the consultant’s Twitter comments and fired the consultant.
5. Attorney Jeff Cox.
Who works in the state of Indiana, called the police on Twitter to “live rounds” against demonstrators in Wisconsin. It all led to a Twitter debate with journalist Adam Weinstein, who works at the news magazine Mother Jones, where Cox, inter alia, the demonstrators called for political enemies. Weinstein chose to publish details of their discussion in an article the following week. Then got Cox to leave his post.
This is not my article, I find it on a Swedish site, CS Jobb, and has just translated it. I also would like a send the credit to the author Rebecca Guzman for the article.