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Chris Bennett, asset manager of Bennett Office Technologies in Willmar, checks the company's Facebook page at a computer at the front desk of their office. Employees there are allowed to access sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn at work because management trusts employees to stay on task, Bennett said. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Navigating Facebook in the workplace


WILLMAR -- If your boss ever catches you updating your Facebook status or posting a tweet from your work computer, you probably won't be fired -- but you might get a stern look and a warning.

These days, everyone from President Obama to the person who makes your morning latte at the local coffee shop has a Facebook or Twitter profile. But what many employers have begun to realize is that more and more people are accessing these social media sites on company time.

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Ashley White

Ashley White is the community content coordinator for the West Central Tribune. Follow her on Twitter @Ashley_WCT.

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