Originally Posted by Tunechi
I don't have a facebook account at all, or any other social networking accounts, but I still feel it is a very ignorant move by employers. There's a reason people separate their personal lives from their work lives. I wouldn't ever imagine talking to my parents or somebody like a police officer, stranger and such the same way I'd talk to my friends.
I don't have an social networking accounts either. And I still feel strongly about this not needing to happening. Because even though I don't use social networking sites, how would a potential employer take that? Could be just as bad as having one with a lot of controversial stuff (or at least what they consider to be 'controversial' or 'bad').
And I agree, personal lives should not matter to an exployer. Plenty of people know how to act proffesional in the workplace, regardless of how eccentric their personal lives may be. And if they want to use it as a way to make sure you aren't posting slander or blasphemy about clients or potential clients ( common examples brought up in the last thread ), and want you to represent the company, then tough luck to them. Once you leave your place of employment you no longer represent them until you clock in the next morning. And what you do and what you say is of no concern to them. If a potential client ( as per the example ) does happen upon your facebook ( stalker much? ) and reads some bad mouthing, they should take it up with you, and not bring it into the business side of things.
Besides, this is what privacy settings are for. Don't want people seing your page, don't let them.