Recently I've read an article where a man was asked to provide his facebook login and password during his interview.
The interviewer could not access the man's personal details and photos because of privacy control and so requested the information.
In the end, the man refused to do so and walked out of the interview.
What are your thoughts on this?
Do employers have the right to look at your personal information?
Do we have the right to keep our privacy private?
Do you think it matters on the job you're applying for?
Imagine me as the employer and you're applying for a job with me - would you give out your facebook login details if I requested?
No, they have no right to ask and I would not give it. It is a total violation of privacy and not employing someone because of it should be a case for the industrial courts.
I'd give the guy a laugh and walk out! He/She has no right to ask for personal info.
Absolutely not. I am not required by Australian law to provide my marital status or religious affiliations, so I am certainly not going to give people access to my FB logon.
No but maybe yes? Say you have to fire an employee for bad work performance. That employee uses that account to post bad reviews about the business in retaliation. For instance a restaurant. I can see where that could hurt the business.
I think your personal life should stay just that... personal ... now if you have a facebook for business/promotional purposes then yeah that should b public
I would say asking for a Facebook password would indicate what kind of employer you would be up against. Total invasion of privacy for curiosity sake. I can see no reason to ever give such information.
by donotfear6 years ago
How do you tell a potential employer you were terminated from your last job? So what do you tell them? Or, should I say, HOW do you tell them? The real stickler, what is the tactful words to use when...
by justchillin10 months ago
So Facebook is worth billions of dollars, still thinking of a way to sue Zuckerberg, I will only claim a million dollars, pocket change for Facebook. Anyways according to the news report below this guys says he is...
by Reuben Chew2 years ago
Hi All,For the last few months, I've been experiencing problems on HubPages. Basically, on every other page, I get an error that "The connection was reset". Previously, I had no such issues. I haven't been...
by Rob Welsh7 years ago
I'm NOT Knocking FB or HP here.. So I would appreciate that this thread relates to HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR Personal Privacy?For many years I have done a huge amount of Privacy Advocacy work for people (in NZ) who have...
by Person of Interest5 years ago
"When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username and...
by Ohma7 years ago
I was just randomly searching and came across this item of interest and concern, To me this seems almost like an invasion of privacy. A recent survey of 500 top colleges found that 10% of admissions officers...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.