12 outrageous job losses due to mishandling social media

From the Chrysler F-Bomb to a fake migraine exposed on Facebook, here are a dozen cautionary tales on the professional dangers of social media.

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Social media provides an excellent opportunity for showcasing your professionalism, intelligence, and maturity, which can set you apart from the competition.

Unfortunately, it seems the allure of making a fool of yourself through social channels is greater than the need to acquire and/or retain a job. Here are 12 examples of spectacular job losses due to social media stupidity.

1. The Weiner

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York tweeted a lewd photo of himself in June to a young college student in Seattle, which he later tried to justify by saying it was supposed to be in a private DM and not a public tweet. Two weeks later he called a press conference and resigned—amid cheers, jeers, and cries of “pervert.”

2. The Chrysler F-Series

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