PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A local business expert is warning about texting and professionalism saying they don’t always go together.

Business etiquette expert Barbara Pachter says there’s nothing wrong with using social media in the business world, as long as it is done professionally:

“One woman in one of my classes said that she didn’t get a job because she forgot that she was sending an email from her phone and she used text shortcuts. And it was her thank you note and they didn’t appreciate getting an email with shortcuts.”

Pachter says it’s important with each situation to decide whether to respond in person, by phone, email or text.

Don’t drink and text, she adds, and chose your words carefully if you do; you might not sound the way you might think.

Reported By Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio.

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