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Any job/organization/school/etc that want my facebook let alone the actual PASSWORD can go ahead and blow me. It's on "friends only" for a reason.
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Take advantage of this and tailor your facebook profile to make you look better. Worked for me.

Loll, brilliant. Set up a personal 'job' relavant facebook thumb.gif
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Take advantage of this and tailor your facebook profile to make you look better. Worked for me.

Loll, brilliant. Set up a personal 'job' relavant facebook thumb.gif

Or joke out some fake interviewers by referring them to your "serial killer" facebook page. Have something posted like "I really like to kill people who deny me jobs." xD
post #134 of 176
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It's not violating your privacy. It's crappy, but at the same time, an employer doesn't only want to know how you handle yourself on job tasks, but also in general. A good worker won't let their non-work life interfere with their work-life, but an employer still wants to know if they are evaluating a good worker or not.
I still don't think an employer should be granted this info--at least not at this moment in history--but it's not a violation of privacy, and it's no more a method of discriminating than forming opinions of someone based on how the dress or how they smell, things completely irrelevant to technical capabilities. You can choose not to hire someone based on your opinion of them so long as there's a legit reason to record somewhere--and there is always some legit reason you can find. It's the sad truth of how it works.
But honestly, work lives and non-work lives should be completely separate, and as an employer you should understand the risks you're taking on by hiring someone, and also understand there's a line you should not cross while evaluating applicants.

Exscuse me, its hiring discrimination, I know, I have a copy of the federal law book right here in front of me. I am a employer, I don't care what my employees do, when they leave work.

Its none of my business, now if they log in from work, its game on, and typically grounds to post something like

"I love big *** in my ***" on their facebook wall, cuase frankly, thats funny right there.
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Exscuse me, its hiring discrimination, I know, I have a copy of the federal law book right here in front of me. I am a employer, I don't care what my employees do, when they leave work.
Its none of my business, now if they log in from work, its game on, and typically grounds to post something like
"I love big *** in my ***" on their facebook wall, cuase frankly, thats funny right there.

Everything a potential employer does when they evaluate interviewers is discrimination. I am not a supporter of this action, but in all fairness, how someone reacts to or treats a situation in their non-work life almost always 100% transfers to how they deal with things in their job life. Again, this practice has no place in interviews or job evaluations, but at the same time, an interviewer is forming their opinions of how you deal with a hypothetical situation they present to you in a job interview--why not see how someone actually responds to situations outside of an interview room? I see both sides, but I would never relinquish the password for my personal FB account. If it comes down to this being the thing that enables me to get a job vs. be turned away, I'd be fine showing them my content, but I would never relinquish my login credentials.
    
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Employers can't discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc etc. Now if you give them access to someone's Facebook, they can probably see most/all of this info. And then you have the issue of an employer clearly knowing all of this info, and then you don't hire based on it...

..and now you have a lawsuit coming. Seriously, HR would make you hire someone who's (insert minority religion here) if you went in the guy's Facebook and they complained to HR because they felt they were qualified. Now if the employer isn't disclosed this information, they're actually less liable in terms of discrimination etc. Anyways, I'm not a fan of this. Job interview isn't supposed to entail disclosing your life story. Your personaly life is completely separate from work, even if you're 24/7 on-call, a CEO, etc. Sure, your job is your life in those cases.. but what you do in your hour or 2 of free time is nobody's business (assuming you don't get caught).
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Everything a potential employer does when they evaluate interviewers is discrimination. I am not a supporter of this action, but in all fairness, how someone reacts to or treats a situation in their non-work life almost always 100% transfers to how they deal with things in their job life. Again, this practice has no place in interviews or job evaluations, but at the same time, an interviewer is forming their opinions of how you deal with a hypothetical situation they present to you in a job interview--why not see how someone actually responds to situations outside of an interview room? I see both sides, but I would never relinquish the password for my personal FB account. If it comes down to this being the thing that enables me to get a job vs. be turned away, I'd be fine showing them my content, but I would never relinquish my login credentials.

Not sure if serious. Most of my friends with parents in business jobs (meetings, travel, etc.) are spoiled, yes, but they never spend any time with their kids or spouse. And I'd assume they are good business men, just negligent to their family and social life. Looking at somebody's medical records for history of mental disorders, drug OD's, etc. might be a better indicator.
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I don't care if my employer LOOKS at my facebook page. I'd shoot a friend request to my boss if he had one. If I'm asked for one though an interview or from a university, I'll just make something up. I don't use different passwords for everything; no one does. Giving up my facebook password is akin to giving up many, many passwords. If the issue is pressed, I would just request a letter from legal accepting all liability for forcing me to infringe the ToS, any liability resulting in compromised accounts due to sharing of my password, and compensate me for any issues that arise from this.
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I don't use different passwords for everything; no one does.

I do... wave2.gif
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If my dad works for the federal government....then.....oh wow... i'm sure they checked my FB already lol...
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If my dad works for the federal government....then.....oh wow... i'm sure they checked my FB already lol...

You know what those brilliant guys at the SEC do all day, right? http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/sec-pornography-employees-spent-hours-surfing-porn-sites/story?id=10452544#.T1bc0vVjaK4

I really doubt they downgraded to Facebook stalking biggrin.gif . But FB stalking does seem to be what the college beauracrats do all day, which makes perfect sense they'll now have an excuse to get paid doing it. Can't wait to see yet another tuition hike (semi-OT rant but most of the tuition hikes aren't related to paying professors more, or hiring more professors). mad.gif
 
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