Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PSA for professors and other supervisors with access to social media

Just in case you didn't know, it's not helpful to call out your direct reports on social media, especially platforms that lend themselves to screen shots and anonymous image sharing sites.

(Should a professor or other boss-type entities friend their direct reports on social media? No, says CJ.) 

4 comments:

  1. Are you responding to a recent controversy I haven't heard about yet?

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  2. I think that this is the reason why there are so many pseud's on twitter. We all like/need to vent from time to time. There are just some dumb/ineffectual/hurtful ways of going about letting off some steam.

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  3. I saw that screencap of a FB post by a northeastern prof on r/chemistry, but it was deleted soon after. The prof essentially said she outworked her entire lab this summer despite juggling a major life event. If real, it was really dumb (on the part of the prof).

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  4. Yeah, it's a bad idea to vent about your job on social networks. And don't get me started on friending your students.

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