Is it wrong for employers to ask for your Facebook login?

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PokinSmot PM PokinSmot
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Posted: 3/20/2012 10:43:03 AM

Job applicants asked to turn over their Facebook  passwords 


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/job-applicants-asked-turn-facebook-passwords-article-1.1047427#ixzz1pfUKLJaq


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Posted: 3/20/2012 10:49:01 AM

That's kinda messed up.  I'm one of a few people that I know that's not on FB and never have been.

Seems like a lot of drama.

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Posted: 3/20/2012 11:35:47 AM

yeah me too slobbasuaraus this is invasion of privacy !

people using such social networks are dumb ! YOU put up your real info location and b day and hackers get your ID info simply using a software system and with your B day alone can get your SS # and kiss your money goodbye !

I have twitter account and trust me not my real name is on there nor my real location !

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Posted: 3/20/2012 12:10:50 PM
that's an invasion of privacy the job ain't worth it. And count me ina s 3 i'm not on facebook either. Doesn't appeal to me
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Posted: 3/20/2012 12:18:00 PM
Sorry guys, I go the other way here. Facebook in AMAZING!!! I didn't join until 3-4 years after it became big. I still have a couple shirts I wear around the house that have "darn Facebook" on the front. Those were quite the reaction! Anyway, after being on it now for nearly 3-4 years it is incredible for many things!!! I ran a huge charity event for Big Brothers and was able to capitialize on the 700 plus friends I have to shoot them one direct msg. Then set up a whole page and ticket info etc.

Just because you're on facebook had NOTHING to do with drama. If you don't post stupid garbage then there is no drama. I use facebook to keep up with friends from school, family across the world, etc. Facebook in basic terms is actually quite genius! It is only the retards that get on and cause drama or talk about their day that make it seem bad or give it a bad name. Anyone that actually uses FB for its tools effectivily would never tell you it is garbage.
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Posted: 3/20/2012 12:18:52 PM
As far as the OP, yeah that is way beyond the limits. Not a chance they touch my facebook password. I actually find it hard to believe the story.
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Posted: 3/20/2012 12:21:19 PM
Okay read the article. Yes, I would had over my password for a job application. I have nothing to hide and they can quickly see how often you are on and what kind of person you are. However, I would change the password right after and not allow steady access. One time pass that is all.
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Posted: 3/20/2012 1:17:53 PM
people who post pictures of themselves with yards of beer in Cabo San Lucas are probably not people i would want to hire

if you are going to do that, don't advertise it to the world...its really not hard to build a fake profile and friend the person
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Posted: 3/20/2012 1:45:04 PM
dont have a facebook account for entirely these reasons, no stupid photos of me on the interwebby 
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Posted: 3/20/2012 2:07:11 PM
Why KOAJ? Because having a good time with friends equates to a bad employee? If you know how to interview, get good references and get a credit check on the individual then you can make a good hire. Having a beer in Mexico isnt a big deal. Would you rather hire a guy with a beer in Cabo with a 780 credit score, or some a kid with pictures of his dog with a 500 credit score?
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Posted: 3/20/2012 2:23:59 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by tampa85:

Why KOAJ? Because having a good time with friends equates to a bad employee? If you know how to interview, get good references and get a credit check on the individual then you can make a good hire. Having a beer in Mexico isnt a big deal. Would you rather hire a guy with a beer in Cabo with a 780 credit score, or some a kid with pictures of his dog with a 500 credit score?

Exactly.  How many responsible people go on a vacation and have a few cocktails?  It would be one thing to post yourself doing a body shot off some mostly naked chick.  But vacationing with a cocktail? Big deal.
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Posted: 3/20/2012 3:44:47 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by KOAJ:

 I would not hire anyone that drinks beer on a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, so if youre resume has a picture of you drinking a beer ,dont you dare post it on facebook and come to me for a job.
 
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Posted: 3/20/2012 4:37:30 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by tampa85:

Why KOAJ? Because having a good time with friends equates to a bad employee? If you know how to interview, get good references and get a credit check on the individual then you can make a good hire. Having a beer in Mexico isnt a big deal. Would you rather hire a guy with a beer in Cabo with a 780 credit score, or some a kid with pictures of his dog with a 500 credit score?


if you are going to apply to a fortune 500 company, don't have that stuff for the world to see. its very simple. i dont care what people do on their own time, just show up for work

you can be an individualist on your own time in your own world, but when something is on the internet it never goes away and people can find it.

you can get wasted all weekend and be fine on monday for work but i dont want pics sent to me from your colleague or have them posted as someone's wallpaper on their computer as a joke

mind you i help run a small business with no hires, just owners per se. but if i was running a big firm, this is how i would think

also, my background is finance and everyone who worked at firms had to be registered with the SEC so clients can look you up if need be

low profile is always better
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Posted: 3/20/2012 4:40:09 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by samuelsosa:

 



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Posted: 3/20/2012 5:29:17 PM
If the pictures are posted in privacy it should be nobody's business, I would agree with you if the pictures of drunkenness were out in the open. I still believe a good interview and resume should be step one, then move to references, background and credit check. That all you need 
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Posted: 3/20/2012 6:36:43 PM
I thought it was the law in most states that says during interviews, the employer is not allow to ask marriage, kids, religion, etc.. ??

If that is true, how is it legal for them to ask or request facebook access? Isn't that the same as asking or requesting the above personal information?
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Posted: 3/20/2012 6:50:26 PM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by minion0812:

Sorry guys, I go the other way here. Facebook in AMAZING!!! I didn't join until 3-4 years after it became big. I still have a couple shirts I wear around the house that have "darn Facebook" on the front. Those were quite the reaction! Anyway, after being on it now for nearly 3-4 years it is incredible for many things!!! I ran a huge charity event for Big Brothers and was able to capitialize on the 700 plus friends I have to shoot them one direct msg. Then set up a whole page and ticket info etc.

Just because you're on facebook had NOTHING to do with drama. If you don't post stupid garbage then there is no drama. I use facebook to keep up with friends from school, family across the world, etc. Facebook in basic terms is actually quite genius! It is only the retards that get on and cause drama or talk about their day that make it seem bad or give it a bad name. Anyone that actually uses FB for its tools effectivily would never tell you it is garbage.

 

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Posted: 3/20/2012 7:09:54 PM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by KOAJ:



if you are going to apply to a fortune 500 company, don't have that stuff for the world to see. its very simple. i dont care what people do on their own time, just show up for work

you can be an individualist on your own time in your own world, but when something is on the internet it never goes away and people can find it.

you can get wasted all weekend and be fine on monday for work but i dont want pics sent to me from your colleague or have them posted as someone's wallpaper on their computer as a joke

mind you i help run a small business with no hires, just owners per se. but if i was running a big firm, this is how i would think

also, my background is finance and everyone who worked at firms had to be registered with the SEC so clients can look you up if need be

low profile is always better

Yep. I am not sure why anyone wants everyone to see all of this stuff anyway

As for it being a part of some companies hiring process? Not sure I like it, but don't apply for the job. Someone else will and you can keep on looking

At the same time people should feel free to put on FB whatever they wish. Just keep in mind when you do, the whole world can see it! And yes, I know you can set your page to private

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Posted: 3/20/2012 7:22:48 PM
            Having facebook
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Posted: 3/20/2012 10:14:23 PM
I've got absolutely nothing to hide but if anybody ever asked me for my facebook password in a job interview I'd tell them to darn off and walk out.  Never in a million years would I work for an employer who would go to those depths to invade your privacy.
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Posted: 3/20/2012 10:27:53 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by LeafsNeedD:

I've got absolutely nothing to hide but if anybody ever asked me for my facebook password in a job interview I'd tell them to darn off and walk out.  Never in a million years would I work for an employer who would go to those depths to invade your privacy.


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Posted: 3/20/2012 10:35:08 PM
It's the world we live in today.
Most HR depts will look for you, and find you, on Facebook anyway if they do their due diligence. Obviously not for a worker bee job but if you're supposed to go out and rep the company in a big capacity they kinda have to do that to protect the company reputation.  
I don't think I'd give my facebook ID, I'd let HR earn their money, but they will google you and look at your facebook page as part of vetting you for the job. 
Pretty simple if there's photos of you doing something illegal or stupid don't post them.  
If you're looking for a job I highly recommend doing a search for yourself on Google to see what pops up cause an employer will probably do that. If there's bad stuff take it down or try to get it taken down. 
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Posted: 3/20/2012 11:14:19 PM
I would never work for such a company. I would walk out instantly. 
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Posted: 3/20/2012 11:35:31 PM
If you were going for a 200k job and they asked for your facebook password you people would walk out because it invaded your privacy? 

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Posted: 3/20/2012 11:48:23 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by I_Need_A_Detox:

If you were going for a 200k job and they asked for your facebook password you people would walk out because it invaded your privacy? 




You just don't get it do you?

You can lead an behind to water but you can't make him drink.
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