I don’t know about ya’ll, but my summer has been off the charts busy! To look at this blog reminds me of an old fashioned western ghost town. I can almost hear the shoot-em-up tune when I click on my blog and see the tumbleweeds a’blowin.
Some of you may know that I took some time off to clear my head, figure out where I wanted to go in the next year or so and just take a little ole part-time job at the Country Club and not have to think. Here is a post I wrote on that.
Meantime, everything I built on my blog and all the traction from the past several years has come to a halt. I’d thought I’d take a minute and share cause I know ya’ll miss me.
Since taking the part-time job I’ve been faced with the decision “Am I going to connect with my co-workers and managers at the CC on social media.” The answer is a big HELL NAW!
In the begging months my young co-workers and even management were all like “Hey Suz, we should connect on Facebook. Or, how’s about connecting with me on LinkedIn.” To which I replied in silence and instead with a look of “You’ve got to be joking!”
Now here’s the thing: For years I’ve been advocating using social media sites to connect with employees to stay in touch, like utilizing Facebook groups and what not to share up coming meetings, announce a shift change or chit like that. But now that I’m in the “real world” of work I don’t actually think it’s smart to connect with co-workers on Facebook. Instagram? Maybe…but only if you’re gonna mind your P’s and Q’s and watch what you share.
I talk too much nonsense online (jokingly of course) about places I work (not naming names) and people who do or say dumb stuff – and that’s a lot of my content. I don’t need some yahoo running and tattling on me that they think I’m talking about them. It’s just for fun that I share this stuff and to get a laugh. I don’t take anything too serious especially work and social media. Life is too short!
I do follow a few folks I work with on Instagram but all I share are food pictures and an occasional puppy pic. Nothing to get fired about.
I just don’t think it’s too smart to open up my Facebook to every Tom, Dick or Harry that I work with. Especially, management. As a matter of fact, I keep it blocked (as much as possible). And in the event that management grabs a peek at how dumb the customers are ………. I can always use “Oh you no I wasn’t talking about anything here….” Somehow, I seem to get away with it! Maybe part of my southern charm.
If you’re considering opening up your social sites to management or co-workers I challenge you to think long and hard before doing so. You could very well be opening yourself up to needless BS.
What do you think?
Add my point on why I don’t