Your boss might be more internet-savvy than you know. While going through the hiring process, it’s crucial to ensure your social media presence is squeaky clean. Maybe you remember a few tasteless tweets from ages ago, or you have a few hot takes that shouldn’t have been shared to Facebook. Even if those posts are old, they aren’t harmless. Anyone who knows how to do control+F, allowing you to search a webpage by phrases, can find any salacious information on your profile. Even a quick Google search can reveal photos of you at a pool party or embarrassing snaps your friends took during a silly night out. Unless you want your boss snooping on your personal life, those privacy filters will come in handy.
Unfortunately for these people below, they either didn’t know that their companies would see their social media posts, or they didn’t know they’d be fired for such innocent transgressions. Businesses want to keep their own image squeaky clean online, so they have no problem blaming employees for their posting habits.
Check out these fascinating tales of social media embarrassment. Then, for just the opposite of these stories, check out these employees who quit after just one day on the job.