‘You are fired’
‘Why Sir – What is the reason? I have not done anything wrong. How can you do that to me?’
‘You applied for a week’s sick leave and furnished doctor’s certificate’
‘But we found your pictures at Jumairah beach Dubai, at Ibn-e-batuta mall and emirates mall. Further you did travel on metro of Dubai free of charge on November 1, 2010 and you bought Chinese stuff from dragon mart at Dubai. You were supposed to be sick during all this time’
‘This is absolutely wrong. Who told you that?’
‘My dear – next time when you lie, don’t put your pictures on face book. For the time being, you are fired!’
Just imagine the above.
Face book can be dangerous!
Employers can track what you are doing and that too, with proof. One of the consultants told me that their company has officially told them to update face book so that the senior management can be aware of their work and their location. At the same time, one of the dangers of face book is the ‘time’ element.
Don’t be surprised if next time, your HR manager gives you salary which is less than your monthly salary and when you ask for reason, you are told that: We added all the hours and minutes spent by you on face book and we have deducted those non-productive hours because company pays you for the time which you have worked!
Therefore, in my view, facebook can not only be dangerous, but it can prove to be lethal at times.
Also, one of the easiest way for anyone to track your ethnicity or affiliation is to scrutinize groups / pages and your likes / dislikes at face book. In face book era, nothing is confidential or private.
Though a person can argue that there are many advantages of facebook like we can find our old pals, we can see where a person has moved or is living at the present etc, it is not a good idea to use face book during working hours.
One of the recent surveys suggest that most of the Pakistani office workers waste their time on face book. I am sure that people in other countries also do that same as it is the easiest way to network, socialize and take out your frustration by giving comment you want to give. There are no restrictions on posting comments and a person can express his or her feeling in any way!
Therefore, face book can be good or bad, depending upon the way you use it. It has many advantages but at the same time, disadvantages too. So, next time, when you post on face book, be careful!