Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 29th 2015 Contents B6
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago is in the process of building its organizational capabilities to
ensure an accountable court system where timeliness and efficiency are key hallmarks. In this
regard, the Judiciary is now seeking to recruit suitably qualified persons to fill the following
contract position in the Court Information Technology (IT) Unit
COURT TECHNICAL SUPPORT OFFICER
re-designated INFORMATION AND
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) TECHNICAL OFFICER
(Tobago) -- 1 Position
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DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS September 30, 2015
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Stories of people being fired for using bad judg-
ment on social networks are nothing new. Every
once in a while, the media picks up the tale of an
unfortunate worker who bashes his or her boss
via Facebook, disparages clients via Twitter, or is
caught in a lie that results in losing a job.
It's enough to make some readers believe
staying away from social media is their best bet
to maintain their jobs and preserve their
professional reputation. For those without a filter
to prevent sharing inappropriate information and
details, that may be the best bet.
However, a recent story of a radio personality
in Atlanta fired for tweeting unflattering
comments about Delta Airlines (an Atlanta-
based company and major sponsor of the station
where he worked) demonstrates some important
lessons about Twitter and shows the social
network's power to impact and reach key
This radio producer and sports commentator
was trying to leave St. Louis via a Delta flight that
was delayed due to icy conditions. While other
airlines' flights left, he became increasingly
annoyed that his did not.
His Tweets included the following comments:
"The bean counter who saved Delta a few
bucks in st. lou hoping he wouldn't need more
de-icing fluid this year screwed a lot of people
"Not a big quote tweeter, but #delta should
remember 'when you fail 2 prepare, you prepare 2
"New #delta strategy on de-icing planes in st.
louis: wait 'til it melts. well, the company is
based in atlanta."
Local NBC affiliate station 11 Alive reported
that the Tweeter received a text from a boss at his
station, warning him to stop his Tweets.
According to 11 Alive, "By 6:30 that night, after
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he landed in Atlanta, [he] was fired,
eight hours after the tweets began. [He]
says his bosses told him Delta
threatened to pull its advertising from
What did this Tweeter do wrong?
• He complained online.
• He used the company's name - and
the hashtag (#) - helping Delta find
• He assumed no one of consequence
would see his comments.
What can job seekers/others learn?
• It isn't difficult to connect with
influencers on Twitter.
While this Tweeter, unfortunately,
found out the hard way that Delta
bosses were tracking their mentions on
Twitter, if you're interested in an
organization, individual, or company,
this is a reminder you can use social
networks such as Twitter to engage
Compliment companies that interest
you. Comment on their service,
products, and ideas.
It's okay to suggest ways they might
consider addressing their challenges, if
the challenges are public and you have
expertise to solve them.
• Use the company's name -- and use
a hashtag (#) in your tweets.
Many employers have someone
monitoring Twitter for comments as
part of their online reputation
management process. So, using the
hashtag with the company's name will
help them find your tweet.
• Assume someone IS listening!
Many organizations, especially large
companies, monitor mentions carefully.
You never know when someone with
decision-making ability might notice
Is a positive tweet likely to get you
hired in 8 hours (as our unfortunate
Tweeter's tweets got him fired?)
However, the lesson is clear: there IS
While this Tweeter discovered the
power of one social network (Twitter) to
his detriment. This experience should
show everyone that power. Realize that
it is just as easy to leverage Twitter, and
all the social networks, for positive
results as for negative ones!
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