Change Your Social Media Passwords Before Firing Employees

Whether your food truck is an organization of 2 employees or 25 you can never be too careful when it comes to security of your social media passwords.

When the head chef of a restaurant in Oxfordshire, England was fired a week before Christmas, he wasted little time before heading to Twitter to share his anger. Unfortunately for the restaurant, he still had access to the company’s twitter account and decided to use the brand’s platform to vent.

In only 7 tweets, chef Jim Knight’s rant gained 12 000 retweets and 3500 favorites . To make matters worse, the tweets are still viewable, as the disgruntled chef was the only member of the restaurant that had access to the social media profile.

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Many mobile food vendors don’t know exactly who has access to their Facebook and Twitter passwords, and if you don’t keep a tight rein on access info, you could be leaving yourself at risk.

3 ways to keep your food truck social media passwords safe and secure:

  • Verify who the administrators of your Twitter and Facebook Page are, and remove everyone who no longer needs access (do this NOW).
  • Change your Twitter password if you’ve ever shared it, and keep a log of who knows the new password so you can always be sure who has access to your account.
  • And finally, if you do ever have to fire an employee who has had access to your social media accounts, change the password BEFORE you speak with them.

The rather obvious lesson for employers in all of this: Take control of your social media accounts, change the passwords, and restrict access before you let go of the employees who run or have access to those accounts.

Do you have any additional tips for protecting a food truck’s social media passwords? We’d love to hear your advice. You can share your thoughts in the comment section below or on social media. Facebook | Twitter

2017-03-31T08:41:26+00:00 By |Social Media|

About the Author:

Richard is an architect by degree (Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan) who began his career in real estate development and architectural planning. In September of 2010 he created Mobile Cuisine Magazine to fill an information void he found when he began researching how to start a mobile hotdog cart in Chicago. Richard found that there was no central repository of mobile street food information anywhere on the internet, and with that, the idea for MCM was born.

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