Friday, January 21, 2011
My online footprint is extraordinary. Thousands of blog posts, offensive Tweets and just generally really rude stuff that makes it hard to conceal any political leanings or fake opinions. What does this mean for me? I will basically never get a job at Dow Chemical. Any huge company I apply at will have a small army of human resources staff who will comb the internet and find all the times I made fun of Texas, and they'll use that as a reason not to hire me. There's some comfort to be found in sabotaging your own chances of ever working at a place that doesn't hire people with opinions and personality.