Before you "like" your friend's status update, consider whether your boss will like all the time you are spending on Facebook.
Advancing technology has long been a catalyst for change in the workplace, in good ways and bad. Now social media is raising the stakes by disrupting the way we work, or don't work, as the case may be.
"Social media is booming with networking opportunities and the chance to share your accomplishments," said Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer at CareerBuilder. "But it could also lead to the end of your career if used incorrectly."
In fact, 28 percent of employers report that they've fired people for using the Internet for non-work-related activity (such as shopping online or checking out Facebook, for example) during the workday and 18 percent have dismissed employees because of something they posted on social media, according to CareerBuilder.
"To expect someone to maintain focus for eight hours straight is unreasonable," countered Suzana Flores, author of "Facehooked: How Facebook Affects Our Emotions, Relationships, and Lives." "People need a break and, in today's world, that break includes social media access."