Would you Share your Facebook Password with your Employer?

Some companies are now asking for that information

What are your strengths? What would you do in this situation? What's your educational background? Why do you want this job? Oh, and one last thing ... What's your Facebook username and password?

A New York City statistician was just asked that question during an interview, and he chose not to reveal the information, according to a Huffington Post story. More companies are starting to ask for login information for Facebook profiles, but is it fair?

Morgan Day March 20, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Since when is your Facebook activity more important than a drug test, a background check or talking with your listed references? It seems like employers nowadays are being overly nosy just because they think they can get away with it. What are your thoughts, guys?
Jonathan Coulter March 20, 2012 at 11:21 PM
If your Facebook page is public, and you are a public face of your company, I don't think it's out of line for an employer to monitor that situation closely. A password is completely out of the question, though. Employees or potential employees also have a responsibility to not act like idiots if they want to be employed. Treat social media like a rolling camera or an open mic: assume someone is going to see it or hear it.


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