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Postby JTWood » Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:51 pm

montananewsstation.com wrote:Applying for a job with the City of Bozeman? You may be asked to provide more personal information than you expected.

That was the case for one person who applied for employment with the City. The anonymous viewer emailed the news station recently to express concern with a component of the city's background check policy, which states that to be considered for a job applicants must provide log-in information and passwords for social network sites in which they participate.

The requirement is included on a waiver statement applicants must sign, giving the City permission to conduct an investigation into the person's "background, references, character, past employment, education, credit history, criminal or police records."

"Please list any and all, current personal or business websites, web pages or memberships on any Internet-based chat rooms, social clubs or forums, to include, but not limited to: Facebook, Google, Yahoo, YouTube.com, MySpace, etc.," the City form states. There are then three lines where applicants can list the Web sites, their user names and log-in information and their passwords.

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Re: Bozeman Job Applicants Must Provide Login/PW to Online Accts

Postby Art Vandelay » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:01 pm

That's insane and, I would think, illegal.

Bozeman. Ha.
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Re: Bozeman Job Applicants Must Provide Login/PW to Online Accts

Postby acsguitar » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:10 pm

Definitely an invasion of privacy
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Re: Bozeman Job Applicants Must Provide Login/PW to Online Accts

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:22 pm

Several of my teacher friends were asked if they'd be willing to login to their Facebook accounts and show the panel it during their interviews. I thought it was lunacy.
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Re: Bozeman Job Applicants Must Provide Login/PW to Online Accts

Postby acsguitar » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:31 pm

bigh0rt wrote:Several of my teacher friends were asked if they'd be willing to login to their Facebook accounts and show the panel it during their interviews. I thought it was lunacy.



Ha I'd just say I don't have a page
I'm too lazy to make a sig at the moment
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:39 pm

acsguitar wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:Several of my teacher friends were asked if they'd be willing to login to their Facebook accounts and show the panel it during their interviews. I thought it was lunacy.



Ha I'd just say I don't have a page


Yeah, simple as that. Personally, I don't have a Myspace, Twitter, or Facebook (actually I do but I'm going to cancel it for the 2nd time) which just makes denying I have other online accounts a breeze.
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Re: Bozeman Job Applicants Must Provide Login/PW to Online Accts

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:15 pm

acsguitar wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:Several of my teacher friends were asked if they'd be willing to login to their Facebook accounts and show the panel it during their interviews. I thought it was lunacy.



Ha I'd just say I don't have a page

and when they search your name and see your mug staring them in the face as the top search response (which they clearly have already done prior to the interview to ensure the question is worth asking)?

My response would have been something to the effect of, "I haven't been on that thing since college, I don't even remember my password." I understand school districts wanting to make sure their staff don't have crazy pictures, etc. that students can easily access via the same social networking site 99% of them are on, so I'd simply make sure that their pages were locked up drum tight to all non-friends, etc.
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Re: Bozeman Job Applicants Must Provide Login/PW to Online Accts

Postby acsguitar » Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:55 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:Several of my teacher friends were asked if they'd be willing to login to their Facebook accounts and show the panel it during their interviews. I thought it was lunacy.



Ha I'd just say I don't have a page

and when they search your name and see your mug staring them in the face as the top search response (which they clearly have already done prior to the interview to ensure the question is worth asking)?

My response would have been something to the effect of, "I haven't been on that thing since college, I don't even remember my password." I understand school districts wanting to make sure their staff don't have crazy pictures, etc. that students can easily access via the same social networking site 99% of them are on, so I'd simply make sure that their pages were locked up drum tight to all non-friends, etc.


Actually in truth if they wanted the info I'd say "I dont' want to work for your stupid arse after all". I won't work for a company that does internet locking down nor asks for my password to anything
I'm too lazy to make a sig at the moment
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Re: Bozeman Job Applicants Must Provide Login/PW to Online Accts

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:46 pm

acsguitar wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:
acsguitar wrote:Ha I'd just say I don't have a page

and when they search your name and see your mug staring them in the face as the top search response (which they clearly have already done prior to the interview to ensure the question is worth asking)?

My response would have been something to the effect of, "I haven't been on that thing since college, I don't even remember my password." I understand school districts wanting to make sure their staff don't have crazy pictures, etc. that students can easily access via the same social networking site 99% of them are on, so I'd simply make sure that their pages were locked up drum tight to all non-friends, etc.


Actually in truth if they wanted the info I'd say "I dont' want to work for your stupid arse after all". I won't work for a company that does internet locking down nor asks for my password to anything

Yeah, that doesn't exist in the public school system in New York State.
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Re: Bozeman Job Applicants Must Provide Login/PW to Online Accts

Postby acsguitar » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:29 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:and when they search your name and see your mug staring them in the face as the top search response (which they clearly have already done prior to the interview to ensure the question is worth asking)?

My response would have been something to the effect of, "I haven't been on that thing since college, I don't even remember my password." I understand school districts wanting to make sure their staff don't have crazy pictures, etc. that students can easily access via the same social networking site 99% of them are on, so I'd simply make sure that their pages were locked up drum tight to all non-friends, etc.


Actually in truth if they wanted the info I'd say "I dont' want to work for your stupid arse after all". I won't work for a company that does internet locking down nor asks for my password to anything

Yeah, that doesn't exist in the public school system in New York State.


I guess since I work in IT it's different. I can understand the school system
I'm too lazy to make a sig at the moment
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