A one sentence vent re: my classmates bragging about their jobs on Facebook

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 2
Member
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Dizbee:  I disagree. Posting wedding pictures isn’t a bash to single friends. Posting baby pictures is not an insult to the childless. People are in different places in their lives, and FB is used for people to post their positive life updates. Do I get jeAlous when people post vacation pics when I live in the frigid north and I’ve been studying for an exam for 5+ weeks…. Yes. Should they hide them… No. 

Post # 3
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5351 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

There is no doubt that people post the positive things that are going on in their lives on Facebook. But personally I would rather hear about my friends happy moments then read mad/sad/drama filled posts. 

Post # 3
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851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

Dizbee:  I have to agree with PP. I don’t think that people should be scared to share the good things that happen in their lives, especially if it’s something they’ve worked hard for. If there are people who are jealous then they should either learn to be happy with the life they have, or they should make changes to make themselves happier. 

Post # 6
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2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think its great to use FB to share the happy things in your life.  I think you can do it in a tasteful way!

 

Post # 7
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878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Dizbee:  you and other unemployed people aren’t the whole target audience. This person has aunts, uncles, cousins, and employed friends as well. I don’t post my GPA. But I may post, Yay, passed that hard exam. If the person is posting, ” Got a job making 95k with benefits and 6 weeks vacation!” That’s too much! But saying, I finally got a job after trying really hard isn’tisn’t

Post # 8
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134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Dizbee:  I can tell you are in law school! I just graduated last year. I remember this feeling for sure. I don’t know if there is another career path that is so impossible to find a job in at the moment.

I agree with you and I also agree with the other posters at the same time. I think people should be free to post that they got a job. Still, some people have zero tact in how they announce a job on Facebook. (Had a few people taking pictures of their job offer letters showing they will be making $160,000 their first year. COOL! GLAD I SAW THAT! NOT…) 

On the upside, by 9 months after graduation, nearly all of my friends are employed. Even a few got their “dream job.” I was lucky enough to get an offer from my summer associate job, even though its in my hometown and not a place where I see myself forever. I am getting great experience though.

Anyway, that was completely off topic but I say take a FB break or block those particular people. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  pnp2014.
Post # 9
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108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Sorry you feel this way but I don’t see it as bragging. If they post a million times about it…. sure. But I enjoy sharing good news with family and friends as well as seeing it from family and friends regardless of the situation I am in. If it bothers you so much, unfollow their posts….. don’t see this as worthy of a rant. 

Post # 11
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1822 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

Yeah, no. I post statuses about when I get jobs, aced tests, graduated, got engaged, got married – I like sharing good news via facebook. I prefer to both read and post positive statuses instead of negative stuff.

I guess if someone goes into your resume-writing workshop with a bullhorn saying they have a job you filthy peasants, that’s quite rude. But changing the status on their personal facebook page? Come on.

Post # 13
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42522 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think people share entirely too much on Facebook, but at least in this case they are sharing something positive.

 

Post # 13
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6644 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Op if you don’t like it then don’t look at it. FB is what it is FB. Why stress or care what other people post.  People take that site way to serious. 

Post # 15
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4641 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It must be uncomfortable to be so bitter, perhaps you’re still jobless because of your attitude.

Some posts on facebook may come across as braggy, but to think that its a direct insult towards people without jobs is asinine.

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