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ladycasshmere

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Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« on: March 22, 2012, 12:06:49 pm »
Have you guys heard. I was watching the news and some employers are asking for facebook passwords at job interviews. Would you give up your facebook, twitter or myspace password for a job?

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012, 12:14:00 pm »
Absolutely NOT!

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2012, 12:33:16 pm »
No way. Invade my privacy. Not worth the job. :( >:( :bootyshake:

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012, 12:36:30 pm »
No. That is an invasion of privacy not only for facebook but also if you use that same information for other activities online such as bank or email password. I certainly wouldn't work for a company like that if I could help it. 

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2012, 01:08:22 pm »
nah, seems like they have enough of my information seeing as how they have my social, address, and work history ready at a click of button.

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2012, 06:03:31 pm »
yeah i heard about that. no  way i wouldn't. that's just plain crazy. but the email i put on my resume is different so i would give a fake one and be like opps, lol

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2012, 06:09:46 pm »
I will not give up my facebook or any other account.  That is invading  my privacy.

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2012, 06:18:51 pm »
waaat? thats weird..no i wont >_<

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2012, 06:36:24 pm »
I heard that on the radio this morning and the company who asked for it changed there policy so now you don't have to give it to them but you do have to log on in front of them so they can look thru it. Facebook is backed by the FBI now its like the new background check. That is a big no no. And you can never really get rid of your Facebook , they keep everything you put or take off on back up. Not cool.

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2012, 07:23:01 pm »
that's why I don't have a facebook account ;D

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2012, 08:11:31 pm »
I never heard of that before. I would ask the interviewer why it is necessary to give our passwords and what does it have to do with the job. Criminal background check and past references are fine, but snooping around a personís social network site(s) is unprofessional, I think.  :angry7:

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2012, 08:18:25 pm »
Have you guys heard. I was watching the news and some employers are asking for facebook passwords at job interviews. Would you give up your facebook, twitter or myspace password for a job?
Sirry but not they wint even know that i have such a site cause its none of their business what kind of sites or search engines that i have they just want to be noise that is all but not this way

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2012, 08:29:22 pm »
That is crazy. I would definitely never give out that information. I do not give that info to family members much less a potential employer!!

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2012, 08:50:28 pm »
I'm sorry, but how is that relevant?  I mean, why not ask for their password for their online bank account so you can make sure they aren't involved in illegal activities.  Or ask to see my home computer so as to make sure I don't visit bad sites when online.

Plus, what's to prevent them from logging in and posting things to get me in trouble?  If anything, they are just opening themselves up to something bad.  I mean, they already get your Social Security number, generally a bank account number if you use direct deposit, and a lot of personal information.  I mean, what if you had your parents on Facebook.  Someone could figure out your mothers maiden name and other personal information like first pet's name, first school, high school mascot, etc that people use as passwords or at least, security questions.

Also, why can't they just view my profile like everyone else does?  I've never had a friend say "I'll only be your friend if you let me surf your Facebook account."  I mean, yes, some people post dumb things online like underage people posting pictures of them drinking (without parents around).  But why would you place something bad on Facebook.  And, if my employer isn't going to hire me cause I play Farmville or take pictures when I'm on vacation, then I really wonder.

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2012, 09:49:58 pm »
That does seem like a bit much. Why do they need the password anyway? Couldn't they just look at your facebook page and see what you are about. I suppose you  could log in during the interview to prove it. I don't know...its very strange and a little scary. I know that they want to know exactly who they are hiring, but I think going into your personal accounts is going too far. This is coming from a conservative, btw. This is one of the many reasons why I outright refuse to get a facebook account. Its not just a page where you connect with your friends anymore, its become a part of your identity for all the world to see. In order for me to get a dang coupon I have to like someone on Facebook. If I want to enter a contest, I have to participate on facebook. Once in church they printed out facebook pages and showed them off to show what the teen class was really like. Some of those teens kinda got what they deserved, I admit, they were jerks, but still Facebook is growing too powerful for my tastes. In order to have certain jobs you have to use Facebook.
Before anyone comments, know that I'm not against the creators of this program. They created a social networking site thats popular, and thats fine. I just don't like what society has done with it. Next everyone will have microchips in their fingers to identify them or something, so that everyone can know your entire history in 
a quick scan. Back to the topic: I disagree and I'm scared of the future if this type of behavior continues.

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