A Costco employee went viral on TikTok, portraying a scenario of seeing how his co-worker acts outside of work on Instagram. His video sparked debate in the comments about whether or not one should follow their co-workers on social media.
User Chad (@chaadcrb) typically posts content about his job at Costco, showcasing hypothetical scenarios he experiences on the clock. In this viral video with over 828,000 views, Chad records his reaction after seeing his co-worker on social media.
“When you see your quiet coworker on ur story and see how she act outside of work,” he wrote in the text overlay, making a shocked expression as he pretends to watch a wild Instagram story on his phone.
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In the comments, some viewers claim to be the quiet coworker in question who acts completely differently outside of work.
“Everyone was shook when they saw the real me outside of work,” one user said.
“I ain’t the same person at work & oustide fr,” a second stated.
“It’s my coworkers be snitching that’s why I’m quiet,” a third wrote.
Others used the video to voice their opinions on sharing their social media accounts with co-workers.
“This is why I lie and say I don’t have ig at work I don’t need them knowing who I really am,” one person commented.
“I don’t add my coworkers on NOTHING I don’t need them telling my business to NO ON,” a second said.
“That’s why I like blocking my coworkers No need for them to know the truth,” a third shared.
Most people have a social media account with 98% using it for personal use. However, there is a large fraction of people who are connected with colleagues on social media. According to a 2020 report from ZDNet, 74% of people are connected with co-workers on social media.
There are plenty of downsides to following co-workers on social media. 72% of people refrain from posting certain things on social media for fear of co-workers seeing them, per ZDNet. 52% feel left out when they see photos of co-workers spending time together outside of work.
The Daily Dot reached out to Chad via TikTok comment.