Think before you trash talk your boss on Facebook

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Following Kate Morawetz’s article earlier this summer about Twitter etiquette (whether your boss is following you or not), I’ve been keeping an eye out for funny, interesting and downright terrible examples of unprofessional behaviour on social networks which have had dire consequences for users.

This one, a Facebook status, has been making the rounds on dozens of blogs lately, so I couldn’t resist posting it. We’ve all worked crappy jobs with bosses we hate before, but this is a good example of why it’s better to keep some things private in an increasingly public online world.

To avoid losing your job or damaging your career prospects like this girl, check out some of the resources we’ve put together on keeping your online identity in check:

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Cassandra Jowett is TalentEgg's Content Manager. She joined the team as a student intern in the summer of 2008, and since then her heart has never really left the Egg Carton. Cassandra is a recent graduate of the Ryerson University School of Journalism, where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism with a focus in writing and editing for newspapers. She has also written and edited for The Globe and Mail, The National Post, t.o.night newspaper and other publications.