A TWI (Tweeting While under the Influence) is a crime. And trust me, you will do the time. Be career savvy at all times, whether at the office or a fun night out! First, let’s see how many drinks leads to a TWI and then I shall show you how to avoid it.
1 drink = Manageable. After one drink your language is more colorful. You may use more exclamation points, crack a cheeky joke, or express a strong opinion that you wouldn’t normally via social media. Any tweet or Facebook status crisis can be easily solved at this point.
2 drinks = OD Selfies. At this stage, you think you’re a certified celebrity, posing for Instagram. These selfies are accompanied with the cliche kissy face or peace sign.
3 drinks = TWI. You have entered the danger zone once you admit to everyone that you are drinking and have snapped a picture with your martini. These are the type of pictures that turn-off employers instantly.
4 drinks = Irresponsible. This is one of the worse stages because it is bound to include a regretful text to the ex. Never text the ex.
5 drinks = Point of No Return. You write a typo-filled status on your FB page or your company’s page directed at your ex.
6 drinks = Unemployable. The alcohol takes over and you publicly bash your company via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. No one wants to be this person!
So, how do you avoid all of these situations without completely swearing off alcohol? Don’t post ANYTHING! This may seem like a challenge, but focus your night on having fun! Dance, chat, flirt and be merry! Or gasp – you can actually be present in the conversation with friends or coworkers instead of checking how many people liked or commented on your picture. Fill the Instaworld in tomorrow.
Before you head out for an adventurous night, log out of all professional social media channels. Hey, even log out of your personal ones!
Above all, if you fear you may text an ex, delete their number!
You have all officially passed my TWI Prevention program. I look forward to you all becoming Instafamous not Instainfamous!