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Social Media - Professional Friend or Foe?

One day when there was a major traffic mess in my hometown on my drive to Rentec Direct headquarters, I took the advice of a friend who suggested I "like" the local Facebook group that reports on police/fire & rescue scanner activity in our area so I would have a head's up on any detours, etc.  Every once in a while I click over to the page to see if anything is happening and I'm always surprised to see how busy this page is!  So much more going on in my town than I ever knew!

This weekend, I happened across a post that made my property management jaw drop (I have removed names to protect the stupid):


So many things going on here that break all professional common-sense rules!  

  • First, posting this drunken/violent indiscretion on Facebook certainly carries a legal liability for this Landlord.  
  • Second, why the heck was the landlord drinking with his tenant all day?  
  • And why did the son get involved and start hitting the tenant?  

Is it just me or does it seem like so many boundaries were crossed here?  I try to imagine myself in this position and I just can't.  However, it did give me a moment to pause on how I use social media and a reminder that everything we post has the potential to circulate the various social circles we're a part of and even more so, the unknown public sector. 

 

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Janell is a member of Rentec Direct, web-based property management software designed to streamline the day-to-day operations of landlords and property managers.

Comment balloon 6 commentsJanell Kittleson • May 20 2015 02:01PM
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