What's Hawt: Amidst growing concerns over employers demanding Facebook credentials at interviews, the US House of Representatives have voted against a proposed amendment to protect employees from having to give up such credentials.
These guys live with their heads up their behinds. First it was SOPA, now this crap?
This kind of thing bugs me to no end. What about the people who genuinely don't have facebook? It's stupid as fuck, if you ask me. It can be a private family thing, and employers want your password? GTFO.
Since these are public officials and Americans pay their salaries and are thus their employers, shouldn't the personal information and passwords of all these Congressmen be posted for all to see?
That's just stupid.
More importantly, they have to cater to Union Superpowers and corporations. Including teachers unions (you've seen all of the stories about schools taking over Facebook accounts). You make that precedent, and schools, fat cats, and unions lose the power to steal your privacy....heavens forbid! You might say something mean about your employer, union, or hall monitor (as was an actual "incident")! Lack of law or not; don't give up your privacy. Social media is equivalent to things you say in private to just friends. I'll quit my job before I EVER let my employer, union, etc force themselves on my social media accounts.
Union superpowers? Unions are the things that protect employees from this sort of thing.
The big unions will want to monitor employees just as much as the corporations they work for. Unions care about workers. Union superpowers only care about recruiting and shutting down bills that might question their unlimited power over employees. The first of which becomes more rare every day.
One upon a time...
If a potential employer's perceived right to dig in to your personal life is supported by institution, it's not a stretch to see the US gov't mandating that Facebook release said information to various organizations. I can't fathom how easily Americans are willing to give up their right to privacy. I'm not a criminal and I'm not a tin-foil head, but I don't need people sticking their noses where they don't belong, and I sure as hell don't need Facebook/Google/etc. to become a shadowy census used by gov't organizations.
The US government does this with everyone who wants to enter the US so I could give 2 f***s what they allow in the US. If you say something derogatory about the US you will more than likely be put on a "list" and not be allowed to enter teh country.
Obama, I require your Facebook password as part of the rehire process.
Hmm...Violation of my privacy...
I thought the republicans were all about freedom, funny how they didn't unanimously pass this. The democrats are just as bad for not passing, but at least they're not constantly raving about freedom, the constitution, and the founding fathers.
What is this talk about freedom? Back in the barn shed!
I thought Amurikkkan is country of freedom????
Is anyone else opening a second Facebook and making it look "legit" just incase this comes up? You want my Facebook, well here you go! Go see how I'm an angel! Hide your real facebook from the search and there is no way they can tell the difference.
They will never get my credentials ever. thats tmi Ill ask them for theirs and to show me some pictures of their college years that should stop them in their tracks. I call it equal rights.
I'm having a hard time finding a job period though, so I can't really push those buttons if it comes that far. So if it does come down to "show me your Facebook" sure go look at my fake one. I mean if you say no or push the buttons they can just simply not hire you and blame the decision on anything else to get away with it. Of course if I did get hired by someone asking for that, I'd continue to look for another job while working there and leave as soon as possible. I wouldn't want to work for someone attempting to invade my private life before even getting hired.
I will just open a second Facebook account. We can't ask about age or citizenship, but we can ask for their Facebook? If we just had a list of the companies that do this, a definitive list, it could be brought to public eye and they would stop doing it.
sum one asks u for ur facebook password n email ask for theirs
create 2 accounts.
one thats looks boring and professional, and one hidden from all searches that is the one depicting your actual life. one for business one personal.
just tell the company you not a facebook fan which would then explain why u not maintaining for professional account on a daily basis.
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