OT - Job seekers getting asked for Facebook passwords

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On 3/21/2012 10:59 PM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

novel idea. (i have 7 accounts used for gaming)
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On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 22:25:56 -0500, Steve Barker

Or just dont have a facebook account at all.
And the best answer is to tell them you dont have a computer or other device to use the internet.
After all, not everyone uses that stuff, and even those of us who do, dont necessarily use social networking. I'm one of them. I wouldn't use that piece of shit facebook if someone paid me. Just for fun, I signed up on facebook under the name of one of my pets, and did it from a WIFI spot. It was one of the biggest wastes of time I ever spent. I can not see why anyone uses that crap. I nuked the account after a few weeks. If I want to see friends I see them in person, or phone them. Or I email them photos, which is just between me and them. Why would I want the whole world seeing pictures of my vacation or my kids? Then again, why would I want to see those same kind of pictures of strangers who seem to believe their *real friends* are those on their facebook page, and the more of these "friends" they have, the more important they are.
Usenet is all I need for discussions. Email or the phone is for my real life friends to share a little chat or pictures. The internet is turning into a sewer with all this social networking crap. And if you dont know it, everytime you go to any website with a facebook logo on the page, facebook can and does read data from your hard drive. (even if you are not a FB member). However, there are "tools" to block them, and I use all of these "tools". When I encounter a link to facebook and if I was to click on it by accident, I get a "site not found" error message. Same with Twitter.
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snipped-for-privacy@toyotamail.com wrote:

Bless you.
I commend for your consideration a book whose title is "What do you care what other people think" by Richard Feynman. Here's a small vignette:
[ring, ring]
"Hello"
"Hello. Is this Dr. Feynman?"
"(wearily) Yes"
"Dr. Richard P. Feynman?"
"Yes"
"Dr Feynman, my name is Joe Blow. I am the United States Ambassador to the Court of King Gustav V of Norway. It is my distinct pleasure to inform you that you have been awarded the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics!"
"Do you know what the hell time it is in California?"
"Er... No."
"It is three o'clock in the goddamn morning. Call back after nine!"
[click]
"???"
I firmly believe that if there were ten people in the country who had the same world view as Richard Feynman, we could rule the nation.
There's you and me.
That's two.
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On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 05:32:26 -0400, Moe Gasser

That's exactly the kind of stuff I was seeing on FB. People showing photos of their dinner plate, of a car parked in front of their house, of themselves mowing the lawn, picture of a book they got at the library, etc. and stories like this:
"I went to Walmart today, located at 6033 Elm St. in Boobla AZ. I pulled into the parking lot at 2:14pm, parked in space 27 aisle 4. I arrived inside the store at 2:17 pm and bought a dozen Farm Fresh brand eggs, an 18oz loaf of low fat Wonder white bread, a box of 20 Trojan Condoms, a 4 pack of Scott toilet paper, and a 12oz jar of Smuckers Raspberry jam. I checked out at exactly 2:48.49pm at checkout counter #7. The checkout clerk was named Debra Smith. The cost of my purchase was $11.27 plus $0.58 tax. The total cost was $11.85, which I paid with my Mastercard, card number 6107-5041-3288-9916 exp date 07-2015. I arrived at my car at 2:53:12pm and pulled onto the street at 2:55:01pm. The traffic was heavy, weather partly cloudy 64 deg F, and I had to stop at the red light in Main St. at 3:01:54pm. The light turned green at 3:02:18pm in a 30mph speed zone, but due to heavy traffic I was only traveling between 15 to 23mph. etc........... etc...........
Everyone wants to know shit like this, and I have the whole rest of my life to stare at a screen reading this kind of crap!!!! Thank you Facebook (which I prefer to call FaceFuck).
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127.0.0.1 says...

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/job-seekers-getting-asked-facebook-passwords-071251682.html For jobs requiring a security background check, they want to know everything about you. Some require a polygraph test as well.
Or if the job was for a big name politician, they would want to make sure you have nothing which could later embarrass the politician.
For THOSE types of jobs, seems reasonable to me.
But for McDonalds, assembling parts, or any regular job, who cares? No reason to check.
As for people who text on a cell phone or post things about themselves on the internet, they should realize they are leaving a written record of everything they say. Quite different from the days when people used to "talk" to each other!
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Bill wrote:

Um, maybe. If I as an employer found the following post, I'd give the applicant a pass.
"Once again the Nazi government was shamed. The charges of arson against a business were dismissed yesterday, just like the two before that. Freedom Rules!"
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That can be proven or disproven without the need to have a password to someone's personal account.
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On a similar note. My bank, and also the metals scrap recycling yard have both insisted on doing a scan of my drivers license, for ID purposes. At the bank, it's convenience, so the teller can see it's me from the photo. At the scrap yard, they say it's a new state law, helping track stolen metals.
Christopher A. Young Learn more about Jesus www.lds.org .
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On Mar 22, 6:43am, "Stormin Mormon"

Sounds likevalid requests to me. If you don't like either one, don't go there. As for face book passwords? NO! But then mine was forced on me by mhy niece, I don't even know what my password is and I have never looked at it. Get all kinds of people I don't know sending me mesasges - they get deleted without reading.
Face-book - passtime for very stupid people.
Harry K
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They used to demand your password to USENET.
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This one might be suited. http://www.fire-engine-photos.com/picture/number28810.asp
Christopher A. Young Learn more about Jesus www.lds.org .

Nope, I think they're very nice vehicles but not suitable for me because there is no place to carry a 24' extension ladder on top. ^_^
TDD
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On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:32:25 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"

"Charles, set the ladder over there."
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On 3/22/2012 4:32 PM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

That truck looks Red Chinese for some reason. o_O
TDD
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