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I still don't understand any of you saying companies have a right to do this or ask to be your friend on there. They don't and they can't discriminate against you for it.

While I don't think they should be able to, is there anything legally stopping them?

I'm not a lawyer, but I understand that there are Federal protections against things like discrimination based on race or sex, but not necessarily other things. When you apply to work for a company, you are basically asking to be let into their culture. I'm pretty sure they can decide who they do and don't want in their culture, and for what reasons, as long as those reasons don't include race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, etc.

If you've been lucky enough to have a specialized education, or work pedigree that allows you to cherry pick jobs, congratulations. Most people who would have an issue with this practice would be entry level job applicants without the ability to tell employers to shove it. And now I'm conflicted, because I've done hiring for entry level positions and many people are completely useless employees who fabricate resumes from whole cloth and who SHOULD have their positions compromised by their sloppiness.

But no, I don't agree with businesses being able to pry into our social lives. Develop programs to deal with work behavior as they present an issue to WORK. Businesses just rightfully see this as an easy way to reduce having to deal with admittedly bad employees.
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They don't have the right. But that doesn't stop them from doing it then firing you for not complying and saying it was for some other totally unrelated reason. That is what we are saying. If you can't prove that they didn't hire you or did fire you for that reason, then you can do nothing about it, at least in some states.

Perhaps where there are no unions. For example, here, where there are unions, employment tribunals and other employee protection laws. It's actually really, really hard to get sacked. So, that does stop them from both asking for the information and sacking you unfairly.
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I view employers asking for facebook passwords in the same light as employers asking about a potential employee's sexual preference, medical history, race, etc. It should be outlawed.
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Too bad, I was hoping to hit the lotto and have an employer demand it, fire me because I didn't provide it and have me sue them to high heaven .
    
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dont have fb biggrin.gifthumb.gif

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Does this apply for schools as well? I know my school asked a couple of people for their Facebook passwords (Me included) and I said no, so they asked my parents if they had them. I have no idea why they would want my password, I'm not affiliated with any gangs or anyone that's in one, I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs and I don't party. I'm confused as to why anyone would want someone else's info. They have a complete disregard for privacy.
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Does this apply for schools as well? I know my school asked a couple of people for their Facebook passwords (Me included) and I said no, so they asked my parents if they had them. I have no idea why they would want my password, I'm not affiliated with any gangs or anyone that's in one, I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs and I don't party. I'm confused as to why anyone would want someone else's info. They have a complete disregard for privacy.

it applies anywhere bro,
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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.

Yeah, people my generation on average have a social networking account so if I say no it could just seem like I'm lying. They don't really have a full proof way of determining if you have one or not, so saying no can be just as bad.
 

 

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I hope you all know that Facebook is one massive social engeneering project so that the people at the top can see what the public is doing / thinking as a whole. Its kind of genius in a way.

There is a reason why facebook is free even though people would pay for it blindly.
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No job for you then, your loss not theirs, it's not like you are the only applicant.

Then I'll go to an interview at another company that doesn't pull this crap. Engineering degree = I have options so they can shove it.
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