Employers want to know exactly who they hire. They want to know that you can fill the open position efficiently and seamlessly. They want to know you can perform and will actually come to work. How the fuck will they learn that by looking at my Facebook then? Facebook is a social network where you can express yourself, like shit and be friends with who ever you please. Work is work. The two cannot co-mingle. If I went to interview for a job and they asked me for my FB password I would probably be an idiot and ask for their password. I mean I would like to know who I am working for just as much you obviously want to know who you are hiring. Is this a breach of privacy? To the utmost. I mean there are some things I have said and things I have liked that I would not want my boss to know. Like how I almost got arrested last weekend in Long Island. True story. What if they said they will look me up on Facebook anyways? Well I have already crossed that bridge and I have my shit locked down. Not even Mr. Zuckerberg can find me if he tried. Want to tag me to that embarrassing pic of us passed out drunk in the middle of the street? Need to get my permission first. True story. So what about when you get the job and its your first day and you want to update your status to let your peeps know its your first day? Well most browsers come with private browsing now a days. Utilize it. Its nothing worst than trying to explain to your boss why you haven’t finished that report yet but your history is filled with Facebook searches. Not a true story.
- Employers Request Facebook Passwords, FB Fights Back (fox4kc.com)
- Senator: Ban employers from asking for FB password (cbsnews.com)
- Job seeker balks at request to provide Facebook login (ctv.ca)
- Social network passwords sought from job seekers (cbsnews.com)
- Resume, Cover Letter And Your Facebook Password? (npr.org)