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#1 Capt Worley PE

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:52 PM

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.



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I dn't have FB, and never intend to, but I don't think I'd want to work somewhere where they even asked about it.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:58 PM

That's f'ed! I'd tell em' to get bent.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:02 PM

And people wonder why I never signed up for that kinda thing.

I have a very vanilla LinkedIn page, and keep my posts here pretty generic without much personal info.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:35 PM

I guess companies would rather invade privacy instead of following the older practice of confidentiality agreements...

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:57 PM

I don't have any incriminating pictures on my Facebook page, and I very rarely use it for anything. The only reason I have one is because some games that I play on the iPad are linked to FB accounts, and it comes in handy to reconnect with old friends sometimes. Even given the fact that it wouldn't hurt me to allow a potential employer to view my FB page, I would not, under any circumstances, give them my login information. I would handle it exactly like the person in the original article...if they require that information, then I withdraw my application.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:20 PM

I would offer to allow them to view my page, but they don't need my log-in information to do that...

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:23 PM

This is interesting....employers are looking because it's there. However, how many employers would have followed you to the bar back in the day? Definitely a different game than before, but crazy how much they are looking into someone's personal life.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:27 PM

What's next, Prima Nocta?
I'd say: "No thanks, Longshanks."

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:02 PM

I got faceplace still. Never use it, but I can make contact with family and friends if I needed to. Think I'll just kill off all of my photo albums even though no one can access them.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:16 PM

HAHAHA .... Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedom !!!
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:18 PM

Facebook has an option to disable public searches from finding you. If you have done this, you can simply deny having a FB page and they can't prove it otherwise.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:24 PM

Facebook has an option to disable public searches from finding you. If you have done this, you can simply deny having a FB page and they can't prove it otherwise.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:42 PM

Where?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:48 PM

There.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:21 PM

Using the drop down arrow on the top right, select "Privacy Settings". Then click the "Edit Settings" button for Apps & Websites. At the bottom of that page it allows you to edit your settings for Public Searches.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:49 AM

I would have done the same as that interviewee, I'd say THIS PLACE IS NOT FOR ME, HAVE A GREAT DAY, and just walk out.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:18 AM

Even if they offered fatty money and an airplane hangar?

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:19 PM

Well if they included that plus took me out for scotch ramen to seal the deal, I might cave.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:20 PM

What if they offered a lemonparty with tubgirl?

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:44 PM

What if they offered a lemonparty with tubgirl?

Then they aren't going to be overly concerned by anything they find on my facebook page. ;)

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:53 PM

Just a follow up on this one...


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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:49 AM

Just got a drink and I'm headed back to the couch.... LOL I'll update when I get there.

Oh wait, I thought I was on FB not EB.

My bad.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:51 PM

CALHOUN FALLS, SC (WYFF) - A Calhoun Falls police officer has been suspended for calling a city leader "a coward."

The suspended officer's name is not being released, but the councilman who was allegedly the brunt of the name calling talked to WYFF about what happened. Councilman Charlie Tillman, 56, says earlier this month he met with the mayor and chief of police to adopt a Facebook policy for town employees.

Tillman says he moved to the policy after an officer posted the picture of a bumper sticker on the officer's personal Facebook page which read "Hate the cops? Next time you're in trouble call a crack head."

Tillman says he took the posting personally.

"I had drug problems in the past. I no longer use drugs. So I cleaned my life up. I deserve a second chance just like everybody else."

The police chief and mayor say they are unable to comment on the matter or release the officer's name because it is a personnel matter.

Tillman says when he refused to speak to the officer at town hall that's when he said the name calling began.

"I'm a city councilman. I'm an elected official. He called me 'coward' in front of the mayor, in front of the chief of police, the town clerk and town clerk treasurer," Tillman.

WYFF was told that the officer was suspended for two weeks without pay.

"It was aggressive in nature. It was disrespectful and very distasteful towards a public official," said Tillman.


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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:49 AM

I heard on the Atlanta news that one of the counties was going to do thie same thing, for police and firemen positions. I don't think it was asking for passwords but they wanted to "check" the Facebook pages of new employees as part of the hiring process...

It's sad that no one cares about small town local elections (city/county) because these are the morons (locally elected numb nuts) that dream this shit up and it rarely gets any press until it's already a local law...

I had a cousin applying to be a firefighter who was probably not hired for other reasons, but she always had the late night drunken party pics on her Facebook page every morning..I tried to tell her you may want to tone that stuff down while your applying for that kind of job...




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