Facebook and Productivity at Work
Some companies block all social networking websites on their internet connections. There are some ways around this, but doing so and getting caught could cause you to lose your job for using Facebook at work. If you think they can’t find out what websites you’re visiting, you’re wrong.
Other workers just use their smartphone to connect to their friends on social network websites, and are constantly texting their friends and family. This isn’t a good idea, because employers don’t want their employees on their phones all the time. Trying to hide it doesn’t work well either, and honestly just makes you look like a dishonest and secretive slacker.
The doctor I used to go to had office workers and nurses that were more interested in being on Facebook than waiting on patients. I realized this after waiting for over two hours to get in to the first smaller waiting room they place you in, only to find that six of the workers were huddled around a computer with Facebook on the screen. Not only was I angry at them wasting my time, but what kind of a message does that give to the patient? When I finally saw the doctor, I explained why I was so angry (I had been waiting three hours now), and why I was changing doctors immediately. One of my relatives actually worked in the office, and I found out later that a few of the workers that were on Facebook that day were fired, but if the problem still persists in this office, I’m not sure. They’ll never receive my business again.