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        07-06-2012, 02:26 PM
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    Our department put on an inservice training about how social networking sites can affect (ruin) your career. It is amazing how foolish people are on sites like facebook.

    As a police officer, people would often ask to have their picture taken with you. Now, with the ability of photoshop to add to, or change, the photo's content, you don't dare allow these photos.

    And yes, it is not uncommon for employers to require access to FB as terms of hiring. You don't like it? Apply elsewhere.
         
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        07-06-2012, 02:50 PM
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    Good 'ole email isn't safe either, once again you may think you are having a private chat with a friend, but you never know who they may accidentally or otherwise forward it to.
    Well... I NEVER discuss other people over email (although I use it to talk about my personal life sometime). So it's not an issue for me really.
         
        07-06-2012, 02:54 PM
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    And yes, it is not uncommon for employers to require access to FB as terms of hiring.
    I believe some states now put a law in place forbidden the employer to do so (I think MD is one of them).

    But, yeah, some stuff people post on FB is nothing but ...
         
        07-06-2012, 03:16 PM
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    My dad and a lot of slightly conservative family members are on Facebook. Whenever I post anything I always have to ask myself if it would offend them if they saw it. Some people though. . . I can kind of understand why potential employers ask for the access to job candidates profiles. I would never hire someone who constantly posts about how drunk/high they are or who is always bashing someone. I guess a good mentality to keep is that with today's technology someone's always watching!
         
        07-06-2012, 06:22 PM
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    My use of FB is down to zero. I marvel that one thinks our info goes only to friends but I think of that shampoo commercial "And they told two friends, and so on" So what is written could be read by 1000 people instead of the intended handful.
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        07-06-2012, 06:29 PM
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    I believe some states now put a law in place forbidden the employer to do so (I think MD is one of them).

    But, yeah, some stuff people post on FB is nothing but ...
    I post the most pointless stuff. What I cook, what I watch. It's more like "I'm not doing anything too exciting to ACTUALLY share, so I'm going to post random stuff to keep you entertained" lol..

    It's a HUGE mistake to post personal problems, which I admit to doing as well.. bleh. But I always end up deleting those things basically as soon as I post them.
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        07-06-2012, 08:15 PM
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    I believe some states now put a law in place forbidden the employer to do so (I think MD is one of them).

    But, yeah, some stuff people post on FB is nothing but ...
    I would hate to see states do that. An employer should have the right to investigate whatever they want about a potential or current employee, whether it's drug tests, FB, or anything else. I checked FB and googled names on all potential hires I interviewed. I found some court cases (we didn't run criminal record checks) by googling, and several references to drug usage on FB. Some stuff, like child support deadbeats shows up in credit reports, but not criminal records and such, although they did many years ago. You would be surprised what was in credit reports back in the 60's...
         
        07-06-2012, 08:48 PM
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    I have family as well as my recruiters on FB, so even if I wanted to talk bad about somebody, I'd have my momma and the military to answer to. Lol.
         
        07-06-2012, 10:22 PM
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    I post the most pointless stuff. What I cook, what I watch. It's more like "I'm not doing anything too exciting to ACTUALLY share, so I'm going to post random stuff to keep you entertained" lol..
    Well... I've heard about posts like "I'm going to the toilet now, need to poop" or something like that from grown 40+ yo men. Not sure how lovely that is!
         
        07-06-2012, 10:28 PM
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    I would hate to see states do that. An employer should have the right to investigate whatever they want about a potential or current employee, whether it's drug tests, FB, or anything else. I checked FB and googled names on all potential hires I interviewed. I found some court cases (we didn't run criminal record checks) by googling, and several references to drug usage on FB. Some stuff, like child support deadbeats shows up in credit reports, but not criminal records and such, although they did many years ago. You would be surprised what was in credit reports back in the 60's...
    FM, there is a big difference about googling or checking stuff (and I agree it may cut-off potential troublemakers or violators) and requesting a person to provide a password to be able to read what he/she posts or sends. I read (and heard in person) about companies asking for password to check the profile and correspondence. Personally I consider it as a huge violation of my privacy.
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