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Some employers are asking job applicants for Facebook username, password

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BigNTS

over 2 years ago

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Source: www.nj.com


March 20, 2012


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    Anonymous

    over 2 years ago

    Any potential employer of my would have as much chance getting that info as emplanting a chip in my hand.Do I smell Big Brother?Never displayed cleavage Dennis ,but my belt broke once and my cheeks showed for a spell.Everybody probably figured I was from the Ozarks,(I am).

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    1good1bad1ugly

    over 2 years ago

    2744 Comments

    My present employer asked for all the social sites I go to. Not just FB. They didn't ask for passwords, but then again my page isn't locked down from the public. I don't have anything to hide. They can read about all the "laundry I have to do today," or "I took the dogs to the dog park." I didn't put down PL cuz frankly I forgot. I'm not sure if that would have mattered, or not. No passwords are going to any employer, tho. I believe I have a right to my privacy. Would they give me the password to their email account? I doubt it. I never chat on FB. I always chat in private as messages to friends and family. btw uncledennis your remark just cracked me up!!

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    LanaNJ

    over 2 years ago

    6950 Comments

    lol @UncD

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    uncledennis1

    over 2 years ago

    23294 Comments

    I would never use profanity or bash an employer on face book. Pay attention applicants. Once I posted a pic of myself showing some cleavage however,

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    mz66

    over 2 years ago

    3854 Comments

    Not everyone posts for "all the world" to see. Some only post to their friends and their profile is locked down. Here's an analogy: if your potential employer asked you to provide recorded footage of your next private party at your house with friends, would you? So, no--no password...and no showing them whatever they want. I will show them whatever I have shared with "public", but not what I consider private conversations among friends.

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    T_9

    over 2 years ago

    5668 Comments

    I have to agree that if you always behave properly then there would be nothing to hide. As for the password part, I would have issue. I am more than willing to show them whatever they want to see. I have nothing to hide.

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    Robocop33

    over 2 years ago

    14618 Comments

    I do not agree. I give NO ONE my password. I have no problem giving them my user name but there is no reason they should have or need my password.

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    BLACKMAN

    over 2 years ago

    774 Comments

    NOT a Suprise! How many LEO's have been getting suspended & fired for somethnig they post on FB or Tweet..etc.
    Thus I Will NEver have a FB acct.

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    DonnaLynn

    over 2 years ago

    10604 Comments

    I give no one my passwords to anything! Talk about opening up a huge can of worms. Next they will want to be in my bedroom. What a crock!

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    tstanfill63

    over 2 years ago

    1508 Comments

    It's all part of a thorough back ground investigation. Absolutely appropriate and a great resource for back ground investigators.

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    ACecala

    over 2 years ago

    1960 Comments

    I feel a bit on both ends on this one. LEO have an expectation of privacy just like everyone else. But, if you clean your laundry in the front window of Macy's at high noon. Someone is going to see it. I think discretion is the key on this one. Just saying.

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    BigNTS

    over 2 years ago

    6818 Comments

    Bump IowaNinersFan!

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    IowaNinersFan

    over 2 years ago

    20576 Comments

    One of many reasons why I refuse to open a FB account.

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    hnyangl

    over 2 years ago

    610 Comments

    I feel it is a violation of a person's personal privacy...we all have a life outside of work...I work for DOC and at work I am one person and at home I am another....so to speak. I don't think my employer needs to know all about me....my work speaks for itself and that is all they need.

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    cmm07r

    over 2 years ago

    1028 Comments

    I remember the academy asked me for it and several departments made me put it in myself (of course the departments "looked away" but it still gave them full access to my account). But oh well, I have nothing to hide anyways.

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