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Should employer's be able to check your Facebook page to determine employment?

I am doing a survey for a college class, if you would be willing to take two minutes out of your day it would be greatly appreciated. Here is the link below...

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VZQYVGW

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mali321

Asked by mali321 at 9:20 AM on Jan. 21, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • No what does facebook have to do with how you handle your job??
    mrssundin

    Answer by mrssundin at 9:21 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • Employers should do whatever they need to in order to ensure the moral character of their potential employees. People always have the option of setting their page to private. If you leave it open to the world, then you must accept the consequences of that decision.
    Marwill

    Answer by Marwill at 9:22 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • yes
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:22 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • mrssundin, would you want to hire someone that is always writing about how they blew off work to go to a party?
    Marwill

    Answer by Marwill at 9:23 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • If i was hiring someone, i would check their facebook out of curiosity. If it turned out that person looked like a whack job, then i wouldn't hire them.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:23 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • Depending on the job, but also, how are they going to check your page unless YOU make them a friend?
    2BlondeBabies

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 9:24 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • yes. I'm a good person with good morals....so all aspects of my life reflect that. Although, if you set your profile to completely private they wouldn't have acess to it in the first place!!!

    CABlonde

    Answer by CABlonde at 9:24 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • Of course. Why not?
    SuperChicken

    Answer by SuperChicken at 9:24 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • i dont think so.. i agree with mrssundin
    knm51504

    Answer by knm51504 at 9:25 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • i would have no problem with an employer checking my facebook. i have nothing to hide so go right ahead. however there are people who would probably be shitty on the job and this would not be pre-determined just by looking at their facebook page. in some cases probably but not all. i dont think it would be a very effective way of weeding out bad employees.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 9:27 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

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