OK, time for some straight talk about posting on social media about stuff going on at work, or even your clients. A thread which I’ll spool up once it’s done.

In an ideal world, you can say whatever you want, whenever you want, because free speech and all that.

In the real world, your employer, and yes, your clients, will absolutely search for you on Google, and if your social media posts are public, they will read them.

They will not give you the benefit of the doubt, and they will not care that you were having a bad day when you posted.

So, post however and whatever you like. But don’t be surprised if one day your employer decides you’ve violated their no social media at work policy one too many times, for any reason,

and don’t be surprised if your client decides you’re not professional enough or whatever to continue to work with you.

I can hear you now. YOu’re saying to yourself, “that’s not fair”, “free speech”, whatever. And you know what? You’re probably right.

But when you accepted that job, you also agreed to be bound by those policies you hate, and when you decided to do client work, you agreed to all the very much unwritten rules of professionalism.

And whether or not it’s fair, as things currently stand, people are judged all the time for the things they put out on social media, and it’ll probably be that way for a while.

So, go ahead and post whatever you want, but be willing to accept any consequences that may arise.

End thread.


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