Boss, workers becoming FB pals

Almost one-third of workers aged between 18 and 25 are friends with their boss on social media like Facebook, a new survey has found. However, more than half of them – 58% – have admitted they’ve never cleared potentially career-damaging content from their profiles. According to a worldwide survey of 4,400 people in 11 countries by anti-virus company AVG, 13% of workers in Australia admit to posting abusive content about their boss or company after a bad day at work.

Eighteen percent of employees in Italy have been found to express their emotions online, the AAP news agency reported. Eighty percent of Spanish young working class admitted to have posted inappropriate images online, while 28% of Australians admitted doing so. The survey also found one in twelve young Aussies had been asked in a job interview about things they’ve posted online. AVG’s Australian security adviser Michael McKinnon said the level of comfort with social media was blurring the line between people’s professional and private lives.

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