Tired of the grind at work? Looking for a change? There is a simple solution. Send a off color joke to your fellow employees via the company's email system and there is a good chance you will be escorted out the door.
There is no privacy at work. And email lasts forever.
And it isn't just email anymore. Kwame Kilpatrick lost his job as the Mayor of Detroit because he got caught lying under oath when his text messages showed up.
A SWAT team member lost his job when management discovered he was carrying on sexting with his work assigned device. It was discovered because management wondered why his text bill was so high compared to others in the department.
He sued and lost.
What about Facebook and Twitter? Surely they are off-limits to monitoring from within your organization? Yes and No. What you do at home on your own computer is up to you. But once you log onto a work computer or use a work issued Smartphone, you open yourself up. If you access Facebook on a work computer, on work time, across a work provided Internet connection, all falls under your companies rights to monitor everything you do.
There is no privacy when you are at work.
Still not convinced?
Here are three ways to get your boss' attention and increase your chances of losing your job
- Send jokes that relate to race, gender, ethnicity, or religion
- Share Porn via Email
- Deliver your latest political views and hit the "Everyone" key
When using email, text messages, Twitter, Facebook, or any other form of electronic communication, remember, once it is written down, it lasts forever.
Think Before You Send - Your job will thank you.