Re: Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords
I don't use Facebook. Or Twitter. Or any other social networking site. Reason? I have a life. I don't need them. If I want to talk to someone, I just go and talk to them, or at least phone, or at worst email them.
I saw a cartoon (Nemi) in the Metro that summed it up perfectly: there's this nerd sitting in a bar with a laptop and 400 Facebook friends, celebrating his birthday.
The punchline is that he's sitting there alone. 'Nuff said.
Actually, even if I did subscribe to them, and even if it weren't contrary to the T & Cs, there is no way in hell I would share such information with an employer - or anyone else. A password that is known by more than one person is no password at all. If I were asked such a question by an employer, I would terminate the interview then and there, no matter how good the job was. It's that old slippery slope; if they can ask that, then what else can they ask? Where will it end?
No. Citizens, it is time to take a stand on privacy, what's left of it.
"A government is a group of people - usually, notably, ungoverned."
- Shepherd Derrial Book, quoting Malcolm Reynolds, Captain of Firefly-class transport Serenity
Last edited by Anonymouse; 27-03-2012 at 13:27.