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In what has to be the ultimate dumb blonde moment, A woman by the name of Justine Sacco got herself fired over 54 characters she posted on twitter.

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Sacco, who was a pr executive found herself out on the street after the infamous tweet sparked outrage throughout the world.

InterActive Corp issued a statement  Saturday distancing itself from the tweet and saying the employee was fired.

“There is no excuse for the hateful statements that have been made and we condemn them unequivocally,” the InterActive Corp statement said.

Interactive Corp is an interesting company. Just about all of us have been to one of their websites without even knowing it.

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This little boo boo on the part of this dumb blonde brings home a new reality. What one does on social media will come to the attention of your employer or your clients. What one does on social media will come to the attention of FUTURE employers and clients for those seeking to obtain employment or start a new business. Those who engage in cyber abuse and create abusive social media websites may well find themselves ending their careers before they begin.

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As Sacco type incidents become more common, prospective employers are going to take a closer look at the social media actions of applicants. If it turns out the employer does not like what the see, the application may find itself in the trash can or subject to the delete command.  The applicant may never know why they did not even get called for an interview as employers have no obligation to inform one that they are not being hired or even considered.

Therefore it is a word to the wise out there, clean up your act before it is too late. For those whom it is too late, you are a product of your own creation. Karma sucks.

Calling someone a troll might be calling oneself unemployed.

Stay tuned

MURT