Okay, so I’ve gotten a few messages asking what the heck my problem is with Facebook and why I’m so anal about it. Since this is the off topic section of the forum, here’s my answer.
Personally, I do have a Facebook account. It’s a great way to keep in touch with friends and colleagues who are scattered around the world. Skpe is great too!
Social networking has become a way of life for many people BUT it’s also very addictive for some, even more so for those with Smart or IPhones which are turned on 24/7. These gadgets are considered to be the umbilical cord and life line these days- must have and will die without it.
I’m also an employer and one thing I will not tolerate is employees spending way too much of their time on Facebook when they should be doing the job I’m paying them to do. In the past few months, I’ve had to let two employees go because instead of following the lab sequence they were assigned to, they didn’t pay attention because they were hung up with Facebook on their IPhone. I can’t afford to re-run expensive lab work, or worry that the results may be skewed! I’m sure I’m not the only employer who sees Facebook as the bane of employee productivity!
Sure hope none of you are guilty of using social networking on the boss’ dime.