Social Media Code of Conduct

Please read this post;

http://rinkcomms.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/adopt-a-social-media-code-of-conduct/

I totally agree that there is nothing better for brand recognition and respect than having a presence on the web. I also agree that with that presence comes a huge responsibility to keep the brand in the most positive light.

In one of my earlier stops in my taxation career I came across some Twitter comments from a young lady who had started working in one of our US locations and in her tweets she was trashing the company and doing this while sitting at her desk.

I notified IT and she was removed from the company for conduct detrimental to the company.

Bottom line… Don’t be stupid. If you are supposed to be working from home or out of the office don’t update your facebook status. If you want to use your facebook account to post pictures of you getting drunk of half-naked, make sure it’s viewable only by your friends because you don’t want your potential employer at a law firm, CA office, etc. seeing you like that and letting it cloud their judgement of you.

Be smart.

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Cancel or Authorize a Representative with the CRA

If you would like to add a representative to speak to the Canada Revenue Agency on your behalf to discuss your taxes or make changes, all you need to do is complete and sign this handy form, the T1013.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/tf/t1013/README.html

If you follow this link to the CRA website you will find a fillable copy of the form – so you can enter information in the form and print it, NOT, save it – and a form that you can just print and fill in after.

Send this to the CRA and viola… Someone else can speak on your behalf.

If you need someone to get information for the CRA and you only want them to have access for a day, you can set that up through this form to.  Cool, eh?

Of course you will still get the odd Call Services Agent who will not allow you to speak and make you fax the form again, but all in all, this is one handy form to have.