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hvnlydevil

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2012, 10:06:12 pm »
I don't understand where it became ok for any potential place of employment to think it was ok to ask for a personal password to access a personal account. I can understand them looking you up for their own curiosities-even though to me that is irrelevant to your business career. But to ask to be able to access your account for a job you don't even have is absurd.


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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2012, 11:57:47 pm »
that is a definite violation of privacy.  :angry7: I would not give my password to anyone  :star:

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2012, 11:35:04 am »
That is crossing the line. 

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2012, 11:43:51 am »
I would totally give them my password if it wasn't my main facebook account  ;D

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2012, 12:13:46 pm »
I dont understand why they would ask for such things.  Mostt people with a facebook account have a low security rating on their account.  Companies have the opportunity of getting access to your information without you even knowing about it!

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2012, 01:53:25 pm »
They shouldn't ask for password's to your personal account's! If it's a company profile account related to the job then it's ok! I wouldn't give them my password's to my own personal account's!

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2012, 01:55:49 pm »
No i would definetly not give out my password for any job. 1st thats invasion of privacy 2nd I believe thats against the law. Im quiet sure but it definetly sounds illegal to ask a person for any of their passwords for anything at a job interview  :bootyshake:

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2012, 01:56:47 pm »
No way!  I would tell them to stick it where the sun doesn't shine, and that I don't want the job THAT bad.



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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2012, 02:02:18 pm »
No i would definetly not give out my password for any job. 1st thats invasion of privacy 2nd I believe thats against the law. Im quiet sure but it definetly sounds illegal to ask a person for any of their passwords for anything at a job interview  :bootyshake:

It's not specifically against any current laws however, obtaining such passwords could give someone access to other things, (like bank accounts), which could lead to illegal activities.  Some lawmakers are supposedly formulating bills pertaining to the matter but, these haven't made it into law as yet.
One can lead a horse to water however, if one holds the horse's head under, that horse will drown.

             

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2012, 03:13:25 pm »
I find this piece of information outrageous.  First, this is a real invasion of privacy for anyone applying for a job. Second, what business is it of theirs?  These social sites have, unfortunately, had problems brewing in the wings for a while. It has become a better idea to stay away from anything that posts anything personal about you. Even the business sites where you advertise yourself, resume, skills, etc. have become places to avoid putting up your information. This is unfortunate as it is such a good way to network. However, like many venues where personal information is posted, it has become dangerous to do it. Thanks for posting this info!

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2012, 03:20:49 pm »
There is no way I would give my employer my password for facebook, not that I have something to hide but that's just crossing the lines of privacy.

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2012, 04:55:49 pm »
So very strange.  I guess it makes sense because everyone is so... open on the internet, so employers want to get a good idea about their future employees.  But it's still very strange and invasive.

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2012, 04:58:06 pm »
Why would they ask for that?  It really is not their business!  Were I work, we didn't have internet access anyway, save a few terminals, why would I want my boss to know my facebook password?

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2012, 05:55:08 pm »
what if you dont have one? if they don't look for ya they wouldn't know.

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2012, 06:10:58 pm »
i think that is way over the line. It has nothing to do with the business what a person does on facebook. i wouldnt give them my password to do just anything with it and i encourage others to do the same. :star:

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