How do you feel about company's wanting Facebook passwords?

CuteDee CuteDee
So what's next... Gotta show you my Eden Fantasy's wish list? = p

I think once you are off the clock, its YOUR life, not your company's. I mean, still use common sense and dont get upset if you get fired for inappropriate behavior or pictures.

How do you guys feel about this?
03/27/2012
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glassrose glassrose
Personally, I don't feel the employer or potential employer has any right to ask for any password. That is invasion of privacy. Unfortunately though, thanks to "right to work" legalese, they don't need a reason to fire or refuse to hire someone.
03/27/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I'm totally against it. I think it's absolutely an invasion of privacy. If it ever happened to me, I'd ask for theirs.
03/27/2012
Beck Beck
That is an invasion of privacy. And another reason not to have a FB page at least in your own name. I am no Bob Johnson, but my FB page says so.
03/27/2012
corsetsaurus rex corsetsaurus rex
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Originally posted by glassrose
Personally, I don't feel the employer or potential employer has any right to ask for any password. That is invasion of privacy. Unfortunately though, thanks to "right to work" legalese, they don't need a reason to fire or refuse to hire someone.
This is awful! I mean, if you worked in a place that needed absolute airtight security or something I could see it happening, but still would not be happy about the invasion of privacy. Companies actually do this? Is this common?
03/27/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I don't like it. I hope they take it to court or do something to prevent this from continuing. I read that some just want you to friend someone of the company and that I would do. Well only because I know how to filter my posts and other stuff from certain people. But I don't think it is right to log onto my account. What I do on my own time OFF the clock is none of their business. As long as I'm not breaking the law then who cares what I say and do! I heard it is most common among government and criminal justice jobs which is just fantastic since that is what both my degrees are in! I hope no potential employers ask for it because I don't know what I will do. I'll delete and make a new account if it comes down to it.

I tend to have a very perverted sense of humor, I curse like a sailor often and I say stupid stuff on facebook but that doesn't make me any less qualified to do a job or be a good employee. You can't sit there and tell me that theses employers don't let loose and have fun with their friends!?

I have already untagged myself from photos as was suggested by a professor so they won't be attached to my profile for people to see. They are pics of me being goofy like grabbing a friends boob or groping a statue. It's me having fun, being funny, making people laugh like I do. Who cares ya know? That shouldn't influence someone on whether or not to hire me.

I won't talk about work on facebook and telling things that are supposed to be confidential or whatever and that should be their only concern. Not whether I make a sex joke or post a status bitching about something using "bad" words!
03/27/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
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Originally posted by Beck
That is an invasion of privacy. And another reason not to have a FB page at least in your own name. I am no Bob Johnson, but my FB page says so.
I do the same. I'm Mahatma Caine Jeeves (sound it out ).

But I've not heard of this, in the news. Could someone link me, please?
03/28/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
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Originally posted by Zombirella
I don't like it. I hope they take it to court or do something to prevent this from continuing. I read that some just want you to friend someone of the company and that I would do. Well only because I know how to filter my posts and other stuff ... More
I can't quite recall what was said in an article that I'd read a while back, but I think the gist is that even if you untag yourself, facebook still keeps the tagging information. So basically untagging yourself doesn't do much.
03/28/2012
ladychristie ladychristie
I don't think it's any of their business, it's my time, and I definitely wouldn't work for someone who asked for it. Next thing you know they'll be telling you that you have to live on their compound with cameras in your home so they can watch your every movement. That would be all bad for me they'd get quite a show in my bedroom.
03/28/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Beck
That is an invasion of privacy. And another reason not to have a FB page at least in your own name. I am no Bob Johnson, but my FB page says so.
Hahaha, right? I have an account but you'd be hard pressed to find me with it. It's a totally made up name, birthdate...everything .

I'm completely against it. I don't even think they should legally be allowed to google you unless you are in a position where you will be speaking on behalf of the company and are contracted to be a representative of their values and mission statement. (Meaning any behavior you engage in that does not honor those values could be used against you.) But, just for a Joe Schmoe going into the office every day, punching a clock and doing menial tasks, no way.
03/28/2012
catsin catsin
Wait, this is an issue now? Where have I been?!

Please, tell me where I can read about this atrocity...

Not appropriate at all!
03/30/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I've heard of employers requiring people to follow a code of conduct, even in their off hours, which I can understand. Requesting passwords to any private accounts, FB or otherwise, is a huge violation of rights in my opinion...

For the record, I still don't have a facebook and I'm not planning on ever having one.
03/30/2012
slynch slynch
I wouldn't mind if they looked at what I posted, but they are never getting my password.
03/30/2012
garnet garnet
Unethical.
04/01/2012
curious kitten curious kitten
I don't link my social networks; I am certainly not giving any company my passwords. My facebook stays separate from everything else. If I like something; it is connected with family and friends only. I allow nothing else.
04/07/2012
badk1tty badk1tty
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Originally posted by CuteDee
So what's next... Gotta show you my Eden Fantasy's wish list? = p

I think once you are off the clock, its YOUR life, not your company's. I mean, still use common sense and dont get upset if you get fired for inappropriate behavior ... More
Fake facebook accounts, or making yourself not searchable for the win
04/08/2012
True Pleasures True Pleasures
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Originally posted by badk1tty
Fake facebook accounts, or making yourself not searchable for the win
That's what I've done. I don't have any Facebook accounts under my real name.
04/08/2012
xilliannax xilliannax
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Originally posted by CuteDee
So what's next... Gotta show you my Eden Fantasy's wish list? = p

I think once you are off the clock, its YOUR life, not your company's. I mean, still use common sense and dont get upset if you get fired for inappropriate behavior ... More
Unless its connected to the business you can kiss my ass. You're not getting any of my passwords. My facebook page is private so if we're not "friends" you cant see my "inappropriate behavior or pictures".
04/10/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by Errant Venture
I do the same. I'm Mahatma Caine Jeeves (sound it out ).

But I've not heard of this, in the news. Could someone link me, please?
ok, I've said "Mahatma Caine Jeeves" out loud for like 5 mins...I must have a leaky brain pan.
04/10/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
ok, I've said "Mahatma Caine Jeeves" out loud for like 5 mins...I must have a leaky brain pan.
ha, yeah i have no idea either...

this whole thing is yet another reason to add onto that looong list of reasons why i don't have a facebook account...

save for my super fake eden account that only has eden friends and my fave celebrities/local bars on it as friends.
04/10/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
ok, I've said "Mahatma Caine Jeeves" out loud for like 5 mins...I must have a leaky brain pan.
'Ma hat, ma cane, Jeeves' (Jeeves being a common nickname for a butler) .
04/11/2012
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
I won't give out my password--you want to see what's on my page, I'm happy to show you with me sitting right beside you, since there's nothing on there I want to hide, but I'll be damned if I'm going to give ANYONE that much access to my personal life.
04/11/2012
roskat roskat
It's a complete invasion of privacy. I'd walk out of an interview if someone would ask for my password. I wouldn't want to work for a company that thought it's O.K. to ask something like that.
04/13/2012
sneako sneako
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Originally posted by CuteDee
So what's next... Gotta show you my Eden Fantasy's wish list? = p

I think once you are off the clock, its YOUR life, not your company's. I mean, still use common sense and dont get upset if you get fired for inappropriate behavior ... More
completely ridiculous
04/16/2012
Raigne Raigne
I will be the first person to say you're an idiot if you post something that will get you fired on the internet, even if you do it in an area where the access is restricted, but under no circumstances should anyone have the right to ask for your password. In addition to what's been said about it being an invasion of privacy, it's also a security threat. People are stupid enough with their passwords, should we really be required to hand them out to other people?
04/16/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Definitely an invasion of privacy. However, if they find things that you post publicly, they should be able to discuss that with you.
04/24/2012
Roz W Roz W
In addition to this being totes ridiculous, I'd want to work for someone who had better things to worry about! Sheesh!
06/26/2012
KRD KRD
invasion of privacy
06/30/2012
StayceeO StayceeO
Quote:
Originally posted by CuteDee
So what's next... Gotta show you my Eden Fantasy's wish list? = p

I think once you are off the clock, its YOUR life, not your company's. I mean, still use common sense and dont get upset if you get fired for inappropriate behavior ... More
I think its absurd and a total violation of your privacy. I can't think of one good reason why they would even want it or how it could be beneficial to them other than knowing, how many times you went to the store, what you had for dinner and where you went over the weekend.
The one thing that comes to mind though is that they may want to gain new contacts or try to get a larger following or reach by spamming all of your friends and fans.

I have my personal FB acct and a few fan pages to a decent size blog and business so I wouldn't give my password to an employer.
06/30/2012
Roz W Roz W
Anybody know what kind of companies were asking for passwords? I bet they're crummy employers.
06/30/2012
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