View Poll Results: Should it be illegal for employers to ask for Facebook passwords?

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  • This is already illegal, covered under existing anti-discrimination laws

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  • We need new legislation to make this illegal

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  • It's poor judgment on the part of the employers, but doesn't need to be illegal

    13 30.23%
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    Re: Employers asking for Facebook passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Umm I doubt that very many people view sucking dick to keep their job as an "opportunity" that's been "afforded" to them.
    Why would you make that assumption? People suck dick for a living.
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    Re: Employers asking for Facebook passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    Why would you make that assumption? People suck dick for a living.
    Wow.

    First of all, almost no one (including people who do it for a living) view it as some great opportunity for which they are grateful. They are usually people at the end of their rope, people who have been forced into it, or people with no other real prospects. Second of all, the idea that some secretary who has worked at a company for 20 years is just a prostitute-in-waiting, who is obviously going to be grateful for the "opportunity" to keep her job by blowing the boss, is crude and sexist. Would YOU be grateful for that opportunity?

    Yes, yes, you'd just get another job. Not everyone has that option easily available to them.
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    Re: Employers asking for Facebook passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    If I was going to hire a person to clean my home and I told them I would only hire them to clean my home if they let me have their Facebook login and password, would you be okay with that?
    You're still an employer and that has certain laws attached to it - just as operating a motor vehicle has certain laws attached.
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    Re: Employers asking for Facebook passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    I am sure the employer would have a law suit on his hands if he tried that. That is how the legal system is currently. Me personally, I have no problem with an employer asking for (to use your example) sexual favors (or facebook passwords).
    #1 How many people are going to work at this place if a requirement of employment is sexual favors?
    #2 If a person is willing to give sexual favors to get a job who am I to tell them they shouldn't be afforded the opportunity merely because someone else is offended by such a thing?
    My point was that even though a proprietor of a business does and should have control over who is employed and over conditions of the business it is not carte blanche. That would include things like my example of sexual favors and should include a request for the passcode to FACEBOOK or any other site.
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    Re: Employers asking for Facebook passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    You're still an employer and that has certain laws attached to it - just as operating a motor vehicle has certain laws attached.
    I would not be considered an employer, not even by the tax code. But what I asked was would YOU (not the law) think it okay for me to require a facebook login and password if I was going to pay a person to clean MY PERSONAL HOME. As in do you think the person should be able to sue me over it.
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    Re: Employers asking for Facebook passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    My point was that even though a proprietor of a business does and should have control over who is employed and over conditions of the business it is not carte blanche. That would include things like my example of sexual favors and should include a request for the passcode to FACEBOOK or any other site.
    Obviously You and Kandarhar are correct. No one want to give a blow job to be/remain employed. I don't put facebook on that same level.

    1. If it's that big of an issue, don't have a facebook account at all. It's hard not to have genitals.
    2. You don't have to reveal that you have an account. Just say NO.
    3. Delete your account. You can rebuild it. I understand a person not cutting off their genitals but come on it's FACEBOOK
    4. The large majority of facebook accounts are public anyway or at least enough of them to fins out the things people have been complaining about on here. From Google John Smith is a baptist.
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    Re: Employers asking for Facebook passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    My point was that even though a proprietor of a business does and should have control over who is employed and over conditions of the business it is not carte blanche. That would include things like my example of sexual favors and should include a request for the passcode to FACEBOOK or any other site.
    Nope. That employer does not need to know my personal life. Professional only.
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    Re: Employers asking for Facebook passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Yeah... a close family member has high government security clearance and gets an FBI back ground check every year... I can see that for him but he doesn't do anything like face book online and when I asked he said that nobody at his level does either. The entire thing is an invasion of OTHER PEOPLE's privacy. I have an account that I have logged into 4 times in the last year. All I put up was that I surf and like Metallica pretty much. Like you said, who cares about that? If you use the site as a window into your soul then I think you have bigger things to worry about than your boss finding out you innermost thoughts posted out to a billion strangers.
    I use mine to keep in touch with friends from the Army, and to drunk troll them as well. Emo crap is instantly attacked, and ridiculed with impunity, which is why I constantly wonder why they still do it.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

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    Re: Employers asking for Facebook passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    Why would you make that assumption? People suck dick for a living.
    Bravo sir, you have won this thread.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

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    Re: Employers asking for Facebook passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    Obviously You and Kandarhar are correct. No one want to give a blow job to be/remain employed. I don't put facebook on that same level.

    1. If it's that big of an issue, don't have a facebook account at all. It's hard not to have genitals.
    2. You don't have to reveal that you have an account. Just say NO.
    3. Delete your account. You can rebuild it. I understand a person not cutting off their genitals but come on it's FACEBOOK
    4. The large majority of facebook accounts are public anyway or at least enough of them to fins out the things people have been complaining about on here. From Google John Smith is a baptist.
    If there were no other alternative, I would delete my Facebook account. The point is, I shouldn't have to. A potential employer has a legitimate need to find out information relevant to a person's ability to do a job. Period. No employer owns a person. We outlawed that a long time ago. A demand to know someone's Facebook login goes way, way beyond reasonable.

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