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