posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 10:39 PM
Originally posted by PaperMetel
i don't use Facebook..BECAUSE employers use it as a reference..along with government..i feel if they want to know about me its extremely rude to
avoid the biggest potential source of information..myself..
i also don't tweet or text *to many employers use those to call you into work on your day off..and now you simply cant say you didn't get it because
they send text and tweet receipts stating when you got it..i don't blog, in fact the only place you might find me is here..and i don't post here
that often either..
i like my privacy.. i also enjoy talking with friends to see how there day was.not reading in some tweet or blog or Facebook site..its called human
interaction..and that is something that has become increasingly sparse..
To me people that post there day to day lives are f'ed in the head..and need help.
As an employer, i take issue with this.
While interviewing you cannot ask certain questions, such as age, marital status, if they have kids, etc, etc. Using Facebook is an end around on
this (it is EEOC related, so is no joke).
I wonder....has anyone tried suing because they didn't get a job over Facebook? If so, is that different than suing because your prior employer gave
you a bad reference (when you get a reference call, you are only supposed to verify that they worked there, their last day worked, and their final
position....anything else can get you sued for costing a potential job).
A former HR Mgr was wanting to fire a girl for something they said on MySpace (way back in the day). Eventually we ended up firing her (she released
private company information about our client)....and our legal team signed off on that. But that is different.
What you are talking about is, in essense, snooping for gossip and other utterances taken wholly out of context.
Then again.....if you are unstable enough to put some of the crap I have seen on Failbook on your FB......