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Employers Screen Social Media Before Hiring: What kind of Privacy Violation is this??


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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:41:34 AM PDT
TD101 says:
I also use privacy settings and don't have anything out there for the public. If my boss asked for my password, I'd tell him no.

I used the word "you" in my post as a catch all. I wasn't accusing you of putting things out there publicly.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:46:02 AM PDT
reply to TD101's post:

and when he says then we cant hire you then what

or he says then we cant keep you on if we cant be sure you are not defaming us on your web pages then what

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:51:36 AM PDT
reply to English teacher's post:

legal

and all the big ones do it that way

you dont have to hire someone who cant pass the physical

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:51:37 AM PDT
Voice--"Don't worry, companies will stop asking for Facebook profiles immediately once someone's smart enough to figure out that it's a roundabout way of asking for someone's age, marital status, race, religion, or sexuality."

>>JGC: Good point. But somebody will need to be able to show that they were subjected to an illegal discriminatory employment decision via Facebook. I do not think that will be so easy.

I think (or at least hope) that employers will stop looking at Facebook because the employees see it as intrusive and they resent it. Do you really want to work at a place like that? Even in today's employment situation, employee loyalty has to count for something (or maybe I am just old-fashioned). My company does not check even public Facebook profiles because we think qualifications and performance are what counts.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:51:57 AM PDT
C. Batty says:
Those are criminal records that contractually make one ineligable for a certain position. Last I checked it was not criminal to either go out drinking with your friends or badmouth a boss.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:52:07 AM PDT
reply to venussansfurs's post:

way too late

big bro has been operating for close to 50+ years now

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:55:21 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 23, 2012 11:25:23 AM PDT
It may take a groundswell of public vehemence of many to turn this tide. One person's objections ain't gonna make much difference as you've indicated.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:57:01 AM PDT
Are you in favour of this trend? You seem to be sticking up for it in your postings.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:57:31 AM PDT
reply to venussansfurs's post:

supply and demand

way too many folks need jobs

when labor is scarce then the problem will fix itself
as asking for facebook info would just send scarce candidates to someone else

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:58:25 AM PDT
reply to venussansfurs's post:

dont like it

just call them as i see them

until we have fewer people lookign for work
than there are jobs nothing can be done about the issue

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 9:59:31 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 23, 2012 10:05:22 AM PDT
Well, you may have a point about that. The current situation still makes me very uneasy though.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:50:44 AM PDT
Some, MAYbe. They should be the exception, not the rule.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:53:15 AM PDT
It's insane. Personally I refuse to work a job that drug tests, and I have stuff on the Internet that isn't social media. It's one reason I haven't pursued teaching. I don't want to be owned, to have everyone and his sister thinking s/he has a right to tell me how to live life while off the clock.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:54:58 AM PDT
So "non-loser" means "no personality outside work"?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 10:56:33 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 11:00:49 AM PDT
An employer shouldn't be on social networks because there, they have information on all the things they're not supposed to know about when hiring someone. Age and race become more evident in an interview, but should potential employers be able to see what religion and sexual orientation someone is? The whole thing is massively out of control.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 11:04:07 AM PDT
That is awesome; I wish more employers were like you. And you're right. Treating employees like three-year-olds only gets obedience from people whod give it anyway, and encourage the more imaginative ones to simply spend more effort skirting around.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 11:14:43 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 23, 2012 11:22:09 AM PDT
That's true, what sort of company loyalty will employees be inclined to give to a company that has no loyalty in return for them? It's almost like the child that deliberately misbehaves just to get back at their parents for scolding them. Really creating a potentially distrustful atmosphere there, bad for employee morale and workers giving their best to the company.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 11:21:53 AM PDT
Absolutely. I've witnessed it firsthand multiple times. More rules just means more creativity in getting around rules.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 8:15:30 PM PDT
reply to venussansfurs's post:

loyalty from companies disappeared long long ago

once upon a time it was a standard social contract
that you worked at the same place for life

now you only work at a place while you make them money
they will dump anyone at a moments notice if it costs them anything to keep them on

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 23, 2012 8:21:02 PM PDT
You should not advertise thing you do that you don't want people to know about. Drug use, crimes... etc. NOTHING is secret anymore.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 7:04:09 PM PDT
M. Gaudet says:
Don't be stupid and post something that destroys your life on facebook or myspace, how about keeping stuff private.

I know its unfathomable to young people but the world existed before twitter, myspace, facebook etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 7:26:24 PM PDT
C. Batty says:
The problem is that what people are getting fired for are not examples of criminal behavior.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 8:05:59 PM PDT
LOL... you DO KNOW that they don't need your password to see your posts or your face-book site? There are a whole bunch of data mining crawlers that will fins and reposted photos or posts any where in the INTERNET. ONE of your friends posts a naked pic of you or forwards or saves un protected and it is on your prospective employers desk in .0014 seconds.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 8:54:41 PM PDT
reply to C. Batty's post:

stupidity is criminal
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Initial post:  Apr 22, 2012
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