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!