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The Dangers of Being Too Political on Social Media

Posted by @DanHinmon, Thu, Jun 1 12:04pm

File this under career advice.

As Kathy Griffin so well understands, the wrong message on social can impact your employer and your career.

A couple of quotes from the article:

“The bottom line is this: Whether people are sensitive or overly sensitive, it doesn’t matter. What matters is whether you choose to share something that has the potential to offend, and whether causing offense is worth it to you.”

“This statement from an American Bar Association article:

“American employees’ free speech rights may be more accurately summarized by this paraphrase of a 1891 statement by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.: ‘An employee may have a constitutional right to talk politics, but he has no constitutional right to be employed.’ In other words: to keep your job, you often can’t say what you like.”

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