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Kay41 December 12th, 2015 1:14am

When posting/commenting online on any type of app, website, or social media (SOH, Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, blog, etc), do you censor yourself or choose not to post something for fear of repercussions with your job?

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GenericProfile Custom Tags Are Gay
12/13/15 9:01 pm

Don't have to worry about that just yet, so no.

ladyniner81 I hate people
12/13/15 9:43 am

I don't post much on Facebook I just lurk, and all I do on Twitter is bitch about politics so I don't think anyone would care

FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
12/12/15 4:24 pm


I say nothing online that I wouldnt say in public.

I stand by it all.

My Boss needs me to do his dirty work, Im not going anywhere.

shygal47 Florida east coast
12/12/15 9:43 am

I'm retired. I have cautioned young relatives to be thoughtful about what they put out there.

PresWK Minnesota
12/12/15 9:39 am

Maybe Facebook, but not anything else

Redwallr hyrule
12/12/15 9:15 am

It totally depends on which context you mean by sensor. I usually do a lot of word play. Say something m, erase it, put it back, revise it, ect.

Liberty 4,032,064
12/12/15 9:00 am

No, but my wife does regularly (teacher with highly unintelligent coworkers).

gonzoboy Northern AZ
12/12/15 8:08 am

In terms of censorship, it helps when you post, or have ever held accounts, with so few social media sites.
If by "censor yourself", you mean controlling emotions; being deliberative; being respectful; being authentic and honest, then "Yes", I censor myself. But if that's the case, then I'd have to say I ALWAYS censor myself, because I am exactly in real life, who I appear to be in this stew of social media anonymity. :)

12/12/15 8:47 am

You definitely exude authenticity wherever I see your comments. You're also caring and kind with your words. The combination is appreciated by so many. 😊

gonzoboy Northern AZ
12/12/15 8:55 am

Thank you, dearest One! Although unintended, I do know there've been times I've authentically raised the ire of some, which also happens quite naturally...😜

12/12/15 9:36 am

Pfft, I've done that too. I will apologize if there a need. I find there usually isn't one.

gonzoboy Northern AZ
12/12/15 9:52 am

Of course not! πŸ˜€

12/12/15 6:01 am

Yes, almost always. People who find out I'm crazy aren't likely to give me a job. πŸ™ƒ

Kidding aside, yes. I don't need something coming back to bite me later.

Kay41 the Midwest
12/12/15 6:46 am

☺ You are far from crazy (well, maybe crazy sweet).

gonzoboy Northern AZ
12/12/15 8:23 am

That's my kinda crazy! 😊

gonzoboy Northern AZ
12/12/15 8:24 am

... "Hired"

12/12/15 8:44 am

LOL. Thank you. 😊

12/12/15 9:42 am

You should hire Kay too. She's sweeter then me by far. You both are.

gonzoboy Northern AZ
12/12/15 9:45 am

TierasPet! There will be no such poppycock on this thread! 😠

12/12/15 9:46 am

Oh, but there will. I'm having fun here. 😊

gonzoboy Northern AZ
12/12/15 9:51 am

Oops! I guess you can have as much fun as you want here. I just noticed this was YOUR thread! πŸ™„

12/12/15 9:54 am

Well, to be fair, it is Kay's poll. She can tell me to stop. 😳

Kay41 the Midwest
12/12/15 9:58 am

In a thread full of compliments, no one needs to stop. ☺

12/12/15 9:59 am

Thank you Kay. I knew you'd be sweet. πŸ˜‡

Tariq88 Utah
12/12/15 4:12 am

Not just out of fear that, but I figure it is better to watch what you post anyways.

HappyLez No Worries... Be Happy
12/12/15 2:37 am

The only reason I said No is because I'm Retired
I would worry about Any career job
It will bite you at work!
You are Not protected

PB246 California
12/12/15 2:08 am

Yes. My Instagram is public but I never post anything I wouldn't be comfortable showing to a kid in front of my boss. That's my way of making a decision about what to post. Cute animal photos it is! Lol

17millionTwats Leeds, UK
12/12/15 1:55 am

Yeah, i don't say anything that could impact negatively on my ability to get a job later in life

Kay41 the Midwest
12/12/15 6:46 am

I wish more young people thought like you!

17millionTwats Leeds, UK
12/12/15 6:50 am

So do I πŸ˜πŸ˜‰

moriahdanielle Des Moines, IA
12/11/15 11:49 pm

I guess I do, but I don't really think about it anymore. I'm Facebook friends with many of my past and current employees and bosses, so I've become accustomed to watching myself.

jmw7477 Indiana
12/11/15 11:37 pm

I'm a housewife, so no.

garrettr Alabama
12/11/15 9:54 pm

Considering the only thing I ever post comments on is here no.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
12/11/15 9:32 pm

No, because I created an elaborate alias on FB. It's close to my real profile but still not immediately recognizable. Also, I don't friend working colleagues so I separate weblife from real life.

raywygo Pittsburgh
12/11/15 8:51 pm

What I do in my personal life should have no effect on my professional life.

commonsense America isnt racist
12/11/15 8:49 pm

I never censor myself, but I am somewhat respectful....kinda.

sea California
12/11/15 8:39 pm

Yes. Anything you post on Facebook is public. Just remember that...

WorstGooEver Nuke the Hurricanes
12/11/15 8:37 pm

Just on FB, which I almost never touch anymore.

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
12/11/15 8:28 pm

Considering the amount of trouble I've gotten myself into, yes. I do not use Twitter anymore. SOH profile is private. Don't post on FB anymore. Instagram is private and removed my SOH connection from it. I'm safer now, but not safe. Once the investigation is over I can open up more again :)

political Georgia
12/11/15 8:05 pm

I don't have social media accounts for that reasOn.

MisterE Conservistan
12/11/15 7:51 pm

I always use a pseudonym, so people would have to actually try to figure out it was me.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
12/11/15 7:41 pm

I never mention where I work by name. Otherwise any mention of a patient interaction would violate HIPAA or anything negative about the org or my coworkers would be public criticism and I'd be fired. It's a cutthroat business.

chickencookie Biden crime syndicate
12/11/15 7:36 pm

My boss can't shut me up and clearly knows how I feel. I look forward to our discussions.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/11/15 7:35 pm

Not my job, because it's not like they can fire me from retired, but yes. SOH, for example, is rated 12+, but I'm a grownup. I tone it down a lot.

Isomax TIC TOC
12/11/15 7:29 pm

I keep personal info at a minimum. But I still self censor.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
12/11/15 7:10 pm

I'm self-censored. I have no illusions of true anonymity and act as such.

Xemanis Lawful Good
12/11/15 7:09 pm

Nope. I don't have facebook or Twitter.. and I don't advertise my name

cpaswr just say the letters
12/11/15 7:07 pm

I don't post many details about my job anywhere on the Internet.

Kimbobee the middle of nowhere
12/11/15 7:04 pm

Oh yes. Mostly having to do with my thoughts about the LDS church.

12/11/15 7:01 pm

Not sure I understand the choices...

Cole12 ...
12/11/15 6:45 pm

No. I have no filter.

RJ1969 SoCal
12/11/15 7:00 pm

Really? You seem so out of control.

Cole12 ...
12/11/15 7:03 pm

I am, haha. I've always had a tough time understanding consequences.

RJ1969 SoCal
12/11/15 7:06 pm

Have you learned not to put a penny in an electrical socket yet?

jvc1133 61535
12/11/15 6:37 pm

What appears is what you'll get .

Kay41 the Midwest
12/11/15 6:37 pm

You understand how I feel!

12/11/15 6:39 pm

I know that there are parents and potential employees trolling around and knowing how competitive teaching is, I don't risk it. Even my husband could be affected.

12/11/15 6:40 pm

I'm with you! Even when the dumbest things come up like the mom smoking weed and taking Vicodin while pregnant who couldn't understand why CPS was on her case...I had to bite my tongue!

Kay41 the Midwest
12/11/15 6:24 pm

I feel that I have to do this all the time. Countless times I have wanted to comment on something but held back for fear of it affecting my job.

Kay41 the Midwest
12/11/15 6:55 pm

It's not so much the topic but rather what my stance might be. If it goes against what some might considerate inappropriate, I can't chance it.

Kay41 the Midwest
12/11/15 6:56 pm

Sex abortion, racial issues come to mind first

Cole12 ...
12/11/15 7:01 pm

I don't see why you would get fired for expressing your views on those issues. Unless you start calling women sluts and pro-choicers murderers, or saying that unarmed black teenager deserve to get murdered, you're not going to get fired for your (I'm guessing) conservative opinions.

Kay41 the Midwest
12/11/15 7:12 pm

Actually, most of my opinions are very liberal. But, you would be surprised at what teachers aren't allowed to say without repercussions.

Cole12 ...
12/11/15 7:24 pm

Well, that's a big problem with our education system, then. Teachers, like professors, should be allowed to express their opinions. Students are going to have to deal with people they disagree with once they graduate, so they better get used to it early.

Kay41 the Midwest
12/11/15 7:30 pm

I suppose I am overly cautious sometimes, but it can feel stifling.

RJ1969 SoCal
12/11/15 6:17 pm

It's app-dependent.

RJ1969 SoCal
12/11/15 6:23 pm

On FB, mostly yes.

On SoH, no. I treat people on SoH like I would a big party where people who like to debate, talk, share, and explore let it all an intellectual nudist colony. This is who I am. Facebook, not so much. With family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, SoH people, I keep FB as a more "socially conventional" mode to communicate.

Kay41 the Midwest
12/11/15 6:25 pm

Intellectual nudist colony...I love it! πŸ˜€