How *NOT* to Celebrate Getting a New Job

On March 9, 2010, in Nixon's Classes, by Barbara Nixon



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12 Responses to How *NOT* to Celebrate Getting a New Job

  1. Kristina Bundy says:

    I cannot believe that Virginia tweeted about all the details of her new job the way she did. I can understand being excited about a new job, but in my opinion common sense should have told her not to tweet about every detail of her new found job. If she had simply googled her new employer Kelly Cutrone she would have known what a no-nonsense environment she was applying for. With the clientele that People’s Revolution has I’m not surprised they asked Virgina not to come back. She had a case of Twitter TMI, which is unfortunate, but I guarantee the lesson she learned will not be forgotten.

  2. Marie Walker says:

    I’m not so much concerned with the fact that “Virginia” posted on her Twitter that she was hired for a job, good for her that she wanted to share her accomplishment with the world. I was however disgusted by the way the other people reacted to the situation. I hope to never get a job working with people like that.

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  4. Claire Celsi says:

    Wow, if I was that company, I would have instructed her about their social media policy on her first day of work. It’s sad that they didn’t see that she was so excited about her new job and that was all. No conspiracy theory here. Makes me sad. Makes the company look ignorant and vindictive.

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  8. Robert says:

    She’s better off. Lesson learned and she will not be scarred by working in that environment.

    Such an episode makes for great reality TV, I’m sure. In a positive ‘real’ work environment, we would see if she was told the rules. Yes, play it safe and don’t do anything until you have asked, first.

    She made a mistake. It seems obvious that she did not ask about their SM policy. I’d love to see if it is documented for employees and if it was shared with her upon her hiring. She probably didn’t ask.

    A nurturing environment for a new hire (do they still exist?) would have kept her. Reality TV is, of course, not nurturing. Reality TV is hardly the best learning environment. She’s better off.

    • Robert — I confess. . . I have not watched an episode of “Kell on Earth,” just a few clips including this one. And I agree, it’s quite likely that she was not told any specific guidelines about social media use — that probably would be saved for her orientation, just like in most organizations. That said, I always encourage my students to be on the quiet/reserved side when tweeting about job possibilities. It’s just safer that way.

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