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Can Email Get You Fired?

Candice Novak of US News sure seems to think so and she even has 7 examples of how it could end up biting you in the… I have been telling my wife for quite awhile that she should not get personal emails sent to her work email address. For the longest time she resisted until I finally convinced her to get a personal Gmail account. After doing a bit of research I found Candice did a great job of compiling 7 ways that email at work can come back and haunt you.

Her reasoning includes some pretty shocking facts from the Bear Stearns subprime debacle. Did you know that checking personal email from work allows employers to read it? Your email sent through your companies computers is under their ownership. In short there is no privacy claim for you to make. My favorite part was when the author quoted Ken Siegel saying “send E-mail with the assumption that the person you really don’t want to read it will read it.”

Read the rest of the article at this link on US News. Maybe it will help you convince yourself or a significant other that personal email at work is not the best idea…

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