If the employee’s social media profile is his personal life, then why do managers keep a check on it?
Being a millennial in this highly competitive world, I live with the thinking that my life revolves around work and tag myself as professionally ambitious. To quenchmythirstforsuccess,iamveryparticularabout the kind of personal image I put forward in front of my employers. I firmly believe in the ideology that personal and professional life must not be mixed up. This is why when I work, I don’t like discussing my personal life and once I’m out of the officepremises, I forget all my professional worries. But I have often noticed that companies don’t follow this ideology even though they preach it. This bothers me.
I fail to understand that the privacy of an employee is respected in all terms but except for social media accounts. I have often come across incidents wherein recruiters stalk my social media profilesbefore they even consider hiring me. There have also been instances when interviewers have asked for login details as well. Even after I pass all these obstacles and get hired, I still need to be wary about what kind of content I post on my accounts in case any of my colleagues or even managers findit unsuitable. Why would I be judged on the basis of what I do after office hours within the office?