There are perils of posting, texting and tweets which we in Selling need to know..
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" It is engraved in Social's stone"
The ease of communication via Social media and email make it far too easy to say the wrong thing or to be caught in a way that could jeopardise your job.
Nikii Chesworth wrote an advertising feature in London's Evening Standard 21st January 2014 above an advertisement for Slater and Gordon Lawyers quoting Edward Cooper of Slater and Gordon.
"If you have been critical of your employer, the first thing you should do is take down any offensive postings and after removing them apologise.
What happens next depends on the seriousness of what was said. Moaning about a bad day at the office is a different thing to being critical of a new product or a named manager.
In some cases you could face dismissal in the grounds of an abuse of (company ) policy with your employer or because you have undermined the relationship that has broken down.
You could also be dismissed for breach of confidence, if you distribute confidential information possibly even by emailing it to yourself at home or by breaching the terms of mutual trust."
Niki Chesworth goes on to warn readers " However, there is one more pitfall to watch out for: employers using what you believe to be a harmless comment to get rid of you"
Social media and selling