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Be careful what you put on the internet.

Once again, information put out on the internet (facebook) has come back to bite someone I know in the A$$!

Then the interviewer seen his facebook page.

 

Told him that what he had on his page did not protray the values of the company.

 

He walked away, back to his $30,000 job.

 

So sad!

 

Comment balloon 21 commentsWilliam Feela • December 31 2015 09:31PM

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Good morning William,

Too many wear their tears on their sleeve as well as on media sites.

Make yourself a great day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) over 3 years ago

Yes, people need to be careful what they put on the internet including religious and political views.  You can compromise a job, a friend, a client over a simple 'like' these days.

Posted by Kelly McGovern, Working with Kelly is a good move (Realty Concierge International) over 3 years ago

William... this is one great cartoon to get the message across. Never did figure out why so many people feel they have to "let it all hang out" on their social media. (But then I'm thinking it's a generational thing for me.)

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) over 3 years ago

Following someone's posts on Facebook can give you a real insight into their personalities. It doesn't even have to be bad necessarily. But it gives employers pause to consider them. Great post.

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) over 3 years ago

Totally agree. This cartoon says it all. Don't say what you don't want the world to know on the internet.

Posted by Carolyn Crispin, Crispin Team Sells Branson Homes Land & Commercial (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes) over 3 years ago

Oh No .... I feel we all may have moments when we want to bang on the keyboard and vent our frustrations.  When I feel that ... I step back and step away ... gain perspective ... meditate. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 3 years ago

I can't figure out the fascination with telling your life story on Facebook. But then, I can't figure out any of the fascination with Facebook. Seems like a waste of time to me. 

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) over 3 years ago

William - Sometimes I am amazed at what people choose to share on the Internet.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) over 3 years ago

This is so true William, people need to be careful.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 3 years ago

When I did property management we always checked FaceBook and it was amazing what they would say William Feela 

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) over 3 years ago

It's unbelievable to me that amount of stuff that people put "out there" for the world to see.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 3 years ago

haha, that picture is great!

I keep telling people to keep their lives more private, but seems it is not very popular these days of selfies and 'what i'm doing now'' posts.

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) over 3 years ago

I am always careful of what I personally post on Facebook or any social media.  Usually I just post a link to me blogs here in the Rain.  If someone posts something I find inappropriate, I watch them for a few days.  If they do it again they go away.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 3 years ago

Very costly mistake, William.  All to many folks have yet to learn this.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 3 years ago

Whoops.....the internet is everywhere and so are the rewards....and repercussions !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 3 years ago

Best to not post the nasty parts of life online for all to see forever.  As you said, it can come back to get you. 

Posted by Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F (Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.) over 3 years ago

There are so many people that just don't get this. I love the cartoon. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 3 years ago

It always seems like a good idea at the time...

Posted by Mark Organek, On a journey to accomplish one huge goal. (And the United States of America) over 3 years ago

Hello William ... 

Love the cartoon and you are so right about what people put on the web ;o/

Vegas Bob/Alaska Bob is quite a daring person when it comes to material that I had put on the web.

I post about AREA 51, FBI, bad cops, bad companies and so much more! It's funny I am still around to leave this comment, but I voice my opinions about everything and I am not scared to do so.

And if there ever was a major problem, I feel I am too old to worry about it and or I could just fall off the grid.

There are many more VB/AB's right behind me ;o)

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 3 years ago

There were a few people I didn't accept friend requests from because of the stuff they posted on their sites.  

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 3 years ago

William

We should think twice before we post anything on Facebook or the Internet.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 3 years ago

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