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Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords--------WTF?

 
Natasha Zu
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Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords--------WTF?
Interviewer: So what are your qualifications?
Interviewee: I'm analytical, punctual and have 10 years experience.
Interviewer: And what is your Facebook password?
Interviewee: My what?
Interviewer: Your password to gain access to your Facebook account. You see, the law says we can't discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, but fortunately the poor economy has given us a great excuse to demean you as human being.

Yep..for real..

Seattle - When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username and password.

Bassett, a New York City statistician, had just finished answering a few character questions when the interviewer turned to her computer to search for his Facebook page. But she couldn't see his private profile. She turned back and asked him to hand over his login information.

Bassett refused and withdrew his application, saying he didn't want to work for a company that would seek such personal information. But as the job market steadily improves, other job candidates are confronting the same question from prospective employers, and some of them cannot afford to say no.

Unbelievable..not shocking..I expect to see this..and worse in the future.

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Re: Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords--------WTF?
Good. Serves him right to be on Facebook in the first place.
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03/21/2012 05:30 PM
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Re: Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords--------WTF?
yup fuck fraudbook if you have to "have it: make up an innocous fake account and then have a real account under a pseudonym known only to friends and family
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Re: Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords--------WTF?
Good. Serves him right to be on Facebook in the first place.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12927885


Not the point, though, even though you are right..
“Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I'm not perfect
-and I don't live to be-
but before you start pointing fingers...
make sure your hands are clean!”
-- Bob Marley
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Re: Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords--------WTF?
yup fuck fraudbook if you have to "have it: make up an innocous fake account and then have a real account under a pseudonym known only to friends and family
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12190406


It's not even the point that someone HAS a fb account, it's the fact that potential employers think they have the right to your password and log in info.

I mean..you can tell them you dont have a fb account..but would you STILL want to work for them?
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I know I'm not perfect
-and I don't live to be-
but before you start pointing fingers...
make sure your hands are clean!”
-- Bob Marley
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03/21/2012 05:40 PM
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Re: Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords--------WTF?
oneones on facebook anyway nowadays...
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03/21/2012 05:42 PM

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Re: Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords--------WTF?
I'm getting really sick of this attitude where everyone is in everyone's ass checking on every single thing a person does. We are HUMAN. Are are animals. No one is perfect.
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Natasha Zu (OP)

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Re: Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords--------WTF?
I'm getting really sick of this attitude where everyone is in everyone's ass checking on every single thing a person does. We are HUMAN. Are are animals. No one is perfect.
 Quoting: xxkoshxx


agreed..and how dare they? I dont care if you have a fb account or not, what gives them the right to ask for ANY password..why not ask for the password for your bank account, or your email, as well.
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I know I'm not perfect
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make sure your hands are clean!”
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03/21/2012 05:50 PM
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Re: Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords--------WTF?
What happens if you don't have facebook? I bet you're discriminated against.
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03/21/2012 05:52 PM
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Re: Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords--------WTF?
We can barely ask how old you are up here, FB password, people would just say fu.
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Re: Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords--------WTF?
We can barely ask how old you are up here, FB password, people would just say fu.
 Quoting: Madame X


The man who applied, DID withdraw his application..and for good reason.
“Who are you to judge the life I live?
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but before you start pointing fingers...
make sure your hands are clean!”
-- Bob Marley
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Re: Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords--------WTF?
What happens if you don't have facebook? I bet you're discriminated against.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10957384


Im sure, they would hire the next person with a fb account, and who gave them the password.
“Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I'm not perfect
-and I don't live to be-
but before you start pointing fingers...
make sure your hands are clean!”
-- Bob Marley
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Re: Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords--------WTF?
We can barely ask how old you are up here, FB password, people would just say fu.
 Quoting: Madame X


Things are obviously quite a bit different here in the Occupied Territories.
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Yeah, I'd tell 'em to go stick it too.


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Re: Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords--------WTF?
What happens if you don't have facebook? I bet you're discriminated against.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10957384


Im sure, they would hire the next person with a fb account, and who gave them the password.
 Quoting: Natasha Zu


That is just stupid, if they asked for your debit card pin # would you have to give that up as well.

Privacy laws up here are looking better and better.
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Re: Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords--------WTF?
maybe it's a trick question and the correct response wasn't "no" it was, "I have an agreement with facebook to never give up my password to my account to anyone."

Well...in a confidential job situation, I could see it being a trick question...anyone else asking is creepy.
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this is getting out of control, do we all just expect to have our privacy stripped away slowly while the government and corporations allow this to happen without reproach?
Stuff and goodies...
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Re: Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords--------WTF?
maybe it's a trick question and the correct response wasn't "no" it was, "I have an agreement with facebook to never give up my password to my account to anyone."

Well...in a confidential job situation, I could see it being a trick question...anyone else asking is creepy.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12895272


agreed, could have been a good trick question, but the article outlines the many companys that are doing this.
Stuff and goodies...
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03/21/2012 06:07 PM

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Re: Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords--------WTF?
You could lie about not having a facebook but they would be able to pull you up and see you were lying. The other choice..make a facebook account only to give to businesses etc, have your regular one and the professional one.. Myself..I dont use facebook at all and never will.
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Re: Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords--------WTF?
What happens if you don't have facebook? I bet you're discriminated against.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10957384


Im sure, they would hire the next person with a fb account, and who gave them the password.
 Quoting: Natasha Zu


That is just stupid, if they asked for your debit card pin # would you have to give that up as well.

Privacy laws up here are looking better and better.
 Quoting: Madame X


Yes..be thankful you are still 'free'..
“Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I'm not perfect
-and I don't live to be-
but before you start pointing fingers...
make sure your hands are clean!”
-- Bob Marley
Natasha Zu (OP)

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Re: Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords--------WTF?
You could lie about not having a facebook but they would be able to pull you up and see you were lying. The other choice..make a facebook account only to give to businesses etc, have your regular one and the professional one.. Myself..I dont use facebook at all and never will.
 Quoting: TKC


According to the article..the interviewer DID pull up his fb account, and was unable to access it, so she asked for his password. Almost too hard to believe. That is when the gentleman pretty much said...you can take this job and...shove it.
“Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I'm not perfect
-and I don't live to be-
but before you start pointing fingers...
make sure your hands are clean!”
-- Bob Marley

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