The Social Media Unemployment Line

Dec 2014
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Opal mining
#63
If you're hiring, go to the interviewee's FB page. It will tell you more about the person than the fiction they create for the interview.
 

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Former Staff
Dec 2006
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#67
Yes, we do that. People will tell you want you want to hear in the interview.
My facebook account would be very boring to anyone looking at it. Maybe 3 posts in the last 5 years. It would still feel like an invasion of privacy to have people sift through my personal info.
Oh well, I'm retired now, so I don't have to worry about it too much. I guess it's up to the younger generations now to determine how much of their privacy they are willing to give up.
 
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Nov 2013
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NY
#70
Smokers are not a protected class. H Ross Perot never hired smokers at EDS. Think about it, why would you want to hire someone that has such a filthy habit? Someone that makes such poor decisions with their own life? And now, since the ACA imposes a surcharge upon smokers it is easy to determine who smokes.
So if you're caught online eating fast food, i can fire you, or legally NOT hire you because of your filthy habit ? So there are no more equal opportunity, everything you do as a life choice in your spare time becomes a reason for discrimination, as long as it's not a protected class ?

I for one would NOT want to live in that society.