In my inner circle, I’m known as the Coupon Queen. I’ve changed plans with friends, opting for a different restaurant simply because I had a coupon. My Sunday morning ritual includes scouring the supermarket circular to make my grocery list and then finding coupons that correlate with on-sale items. Then, I return triumphant from my shopping trip and proudly show my husband how much I “saved.” From this, I get a charge.
Social media has become an accepted tool in hiring, communications, networking and conducting business. And while we wouldn’t want to work for a company that blocked us from using sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, we should be cognizant of the risks inherent in those sites including lost productivity.