How Facebook Can Ruin Your Career?
Since its inception back in 2004, Facebook has quickly grown into one of the most popular and successful social media platforms around. According to statistics, currently there are over 13 million Facebook users in Malaysia, putting the country among the top 20 of most active Facebook users worldwide.
But be forewarned: excessive use and slips of words/photos may land you in trouble, jeopardize your career, or even ruin it. As Facebook popularity continues to rise, so will the extent of your life exposure. Privacy problems will begin to set in and even the Facebook founder’s sister, Randi Zuckerberg, is not spared of this issue.
Lack of safeguarding will expose you to all those things you are up to. The truth is, Facebook can have an adverse effect on your career in many ways.
The worst that could happen
Some three years ago, a British woman employee, who had apparently forgotten that the boss is on the friend’s list, wrote in her Facebook wall that “I hate my job” and that her boss is a “wanker”. Her boss immediately responded to her status update that ended with “don’t bother coming in tomorrow” and “I am serious.”
This is not the first, and certainly not the last case of a worker being fired from job because of what they have written in their Facebook account. A worker in Switzerland was met with the same fate after she was found active in her Facebook account while on a medical leave. To date, more than 20 cases where workers lost their job with Facebook as the instigator have been made public.
New richest man in Malaysia
Telco magnet Ananda Krishnan has officially become the richest man in Malaysia at the turn of year 2013. His latest net worth, estimated to be around RM30.56 billion, is enough to displace “Sugar King” Robert Kuok to second place. The latter’s combined net worth is evaluated at RM29.4 billion.
The Chinese Nanyang Siang Pau carried the research in coming up with this latest richest-men list.
Robert Kuok has been the country’s richest man for four years running, before this latest published results. He was estimated to worth about RM45.7 billion last year, before seeing his wealth significantly plummeted within 12 months period.
Up to 50 thousand petrol station workers, mainly foreigners may lose their job with the implementation of the minimum wage, beginning this month. Owners of the affected stations are in pressure to find replacement and may have to look for self-serving alternative in sustaining their business.
The minimum salary has been decided at RM900. This is higher than what most of them are getting now, which is between RM600 and RM700 monthly.
Currently, there are about 3,000 petrol stations set up by a number of major upstream oil operators across Malaysia.
Foreign workers are normal sightings these days in Malaysia not only in petrol stations but a wide range of other businesses including restaurants, hotels, cleaning services, security and construction. Many Malaysian employers prefer foreign workers for a number of reasons. These include lower salary demand and low turnover.
The foreign maid service has also seen a drastic drop in the number of workers working in this country. In 2008, there were more than 300,000 foreign maids in Malaysia, but the number decreased dramatically to only about 130,000 today. Other than salary, mistreatment of maids by the Malaysian employers has become a hot issue in the recent years. Neighboring country Indonesia has decided to put a freeze on their maid hiring until 1 December 2011.
Do you think the petrol station service will be disrupted with this job loss?
Shell Malaysia Scholarship 2013 now open
The Shell Malaysia Scholarship 2013 is now open for grab to Malaysian students pursuing undergraduate studies locally or overseas.
For local universities, the scholarship is made eligible for those embarking on a degree course (full time) at the JPA-approved universities around the country. Priority will be given to those undertaking oil and gas related degrees such as Technical Engineering, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Similar course preferences also apply for foreign institutions.
Some of the approved local public and private universities include Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Multimedia University, University of Nottingham Malaysia, Uniten and Taylors University. On the other hand, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Texas University, Harvard, Cambridge University, Imperial College and University of Oklahoma are some of the highlighted overseas universities.
As a pre-requisite, candidates are expected to excel both in academic and extra curricular fields. Leadership and participation in outside activities such as community services, clubs and sports are some of the important criteria that will be assessed on the students. They should also not be recipient of other scholarships. Minimum CGPA for matriculation/diploma is 3.5; STPM trial should be minimum 3As and 1B; A-Levels forecast results should be at least 2As and 1B.
Click here to apply for Shell Malaysia Scholarship 2013: Ensure that the scholarship form is properly completed. The scholarship application closes on 30 January 2013.