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vickysue

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2012, 06:55:23 pm »
It's not right, but another of big brother looking over your shoulder.


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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2012, 07:13:27 pm »
Ridiculous.  You would have to be incredibly desperate for a job to give up that information.  I couldn't imagine asking someone for that information to begin with.

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2012, 07:54:56 pm »
Ridiculous.  You would have to be incredibly desperate for a job to give up that information.  I couldn't imagine asking someone for that information to begin with.

That's just it; there are numerous people who are that desparate for work and do, (however reluctantly), give up such information. One might imagine that, if they need the job that badly, they'd do so.  I'd have to check with an employment attorney to establish whether such would constitute doing so under duress, (and any legal measures which would follow from that).
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 #33 on: March 23, 2012, 08:06:42 pm »
No, I would never give out my password..that doesn't sound right

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2012, 09:02:34 pm »
Absolutely NOT!

Ditto!!!!
Not sure that is even legal.  And for sure, not appropriate..that is an invasion of privacy. 
If I have anything I don't want people seeing other than my friends, then I use the privacy settings accordingly.  I don't hide much, I have nothing to hide, if an employer wants to see what I have on my facebook then they can go on and look at it the same way anyone else would.  And if they can't see something I have set as "friends only", then they need to send me a friend request...be up front and all,,,but asking for a password to an account is way out of line.

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2012, 01:20:26 am »
I would not give my password, why? Would that make me qualify for the job? That's crazy  :-

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #36 on: March 24, 2012, 01:49:24 am »
If that would happen to me, I would ask them for the password for their bank account so I could make sure their not stealing from the company...sounds only fair to me....  :bs:   :angry7:

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2012, 01:56:59 am »
If that would happen to me, I would ask them for the password for their bank account so I could make sure their not stealing from the company...sounds only fair to me....  :bs:   :angry7:

Fair would be asking for their Facebook password, which they'd have no more incentive to trade for yours than they would to give you their banking password, (in the instance that you were the job applicant and they are the ones vetting applicants).
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 #38 on: March 24, 2012, 03:40:45 am »
That is when you keep two facebooks one for business and one for personal

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2012, 04:08:13 am »
To much like big brother to me. They know to much as is.

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2012, 04:53:20 am »
I am not sure that is either ethical or allowed.  I would absolutely not divulge my passwords.  I understand that companies are protecting their own best interests but there is a line somewhere and I feel this is crossing it.

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2012, 05:14:17 am »
They must be pom drugs to even ask a question like that. I would never give up any of my passwords. Not only do they want you to work for next to nothing, but now they want to invade your personal life. What a joke.

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #42 on: March 24, 2012, 05:42:47 am »
It really really depends on the job.....you know, i could always give it to them and then go back and change it later? Or delete the account or something?

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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2012, 08:13:41 am »
I would not give up my password to facebook or twitter.  Not that there is anything to hide on there but that is private why would I want everyone I work with know my business.  If they want to know if I am a good person they could do a crimanal back round on me which I have had done once.  Thats all they need in my opinion to make sure I am a good person.  That other is just an invasion of privacy.
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Re: Employers asking for facebook users password at interview.
« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2012, 12:03:39 pm »
I would never give my password up for a job--no matter what job offer there is. Some people use Facebook for SOCIAL reasons--for leisure/pleasure! They should never try to mix business with pleasure, it's just a bad idea!

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