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1/27/15 @ 10:59 AM
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1/30/15 @ 12:00 PM
Bozo
Bozo
USER since 7/29/02
I am not on FB but my wife is and she avoids politics. She doesn't want either sides nasty jokes. We know lots of conservatives. As to the U of Chicago it used to be famous for conservative economics- Milton Friedman taught there. There is more than just FB to be concerned on the internet. We googled someone that we thought was scaming us and found out just what a scam she was. Try googling phone numbers.

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1/30/15 @ 11:33 AM
lakeshiner
lakeshiner
USER since 7/20/09
You can dictate what is public and what your 'friends' see. I don't personally trust it, if its out there its out there.

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1/30/15 @ 11:13 AM
Cold Front
Cold Front
USER since 7/9/01
Exactly. It is one piece of the puzzle. Nobody said that they had to have an online presence. However, that one piece can be a pretty good indication of their suitability for the work environment. If you want to portray yourself or reveal certain aspects of your life to the public, you better be aware that it has consequences. You are personally responsible for what is there. You had better be prepared to own it. Mrt.

Edited on 1/30/15 11:15 AM
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1/30/15 @ 9:52 AM
Dave (Golden)
Dave (Golden)
MEMBER since 6/22/01
This has gotten down right funny now... It is just another tool.

If someone is stupid enough to make an ass out of themselves on-line, via social media, or other that is their choice. If you appy for a job you open up yourself to the interviewing process. I suppose employers shouldn't do background checks, or drug tests either (laughable). Simple fact, people don't like to be held accountable for their actions.

Now, a virtuous, virtual on-line presence can be a huge positive. I used LinkedIn as an example. If you have positive connection, possibly chair an on-line professional forum, or participate in one it is look at in a very positive light. I am personally hounded by headhunters all the time because of my participation in forums that are in my wheel house.

About a week ago, a friend and past co-worker contacted me via LinkedIn that his job was eliminated. Within 48 hours he was back working with us. It can go both ways.

Edited on 1/30/15 9:57 AM
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1/30/15 @ 9:02 AM
lazyfishr
lazyfishr
USER since 5/29/06
So with interviewing skills of employers apparently being so weak that they need to stalk people online, does it negatively effect a person who has no online presence? Are they hiding too much info from those that hire making them less likely to offer a job since the employer has to rely in their own interviewing skills?

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1/30/15 @ 8:00 AM
Cold Front
Cold Front
USER since 7/9/01
When we are looking to hire someone, we want to know as much about the candidates as possible. In addition to cover letters, resume's and interviews, we do look at social media. If somebody is dumb enough to post something that casts them in a bad light, then they are too dumb to work here. It is not really our business to know what our employees do in their spare time. After they are hired, we judge them by their performance. With the high cost to train people, you bet we check social media as part of the hiring process. Mrt

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1/30/15 @ 7:11 AM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01
Will suppress the natural desire to follow the herd, and put FB on the far, far, back burner again

Polling results: Don't

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1/29/15 @ 7:15 PM
BeerTownFyreman
BeerTownFyreman
USER since 6/15/01
Never said that what's posted in public should still be considered private, nor should anyone expect it to be.

What I said was, what difference does it make to my employer if on my own time and by my own means I live and enjoy my life.

If I see the humor in someone trying to fire a bottle rocket out their butt crack, just what direct effect does that have on my work performance? NONE. What it does show, is that we may have a different sense of humor, but what does that have to do with work?

We went down this path as a country years ago. Let me ask you this. If I put my faith on Facebook, can you use that in your evaluations? If I were to "teach" new business students, I'd tell them to identify a faith right on their front page. Then tell me that based on a FB page (even if in part) that they were either passed over for hire, or not given a favorable review. How about posting a photo of a rainbow flag, or your membership in the NAACP.

There's lots of arguing about entitlement. THIS is the entitlement we should be fighting. The entitlement business feels they have to judge an employee based on a personal life or choice, not on their work experience, education, or performance.

And yeah, I get we need to judge a persons character. How about we judge that character in person, and focus on those character strength's and weaknesses as they pertain to the job, not feeling that we can/should control their home and personal choices.

Then, this gets followed up with the requirement for some business leaders themselves to participate in their own social sharing network via LinkedIn. What a great way to build company morale and motivation... do as i say, not as I do.

Oh well. It is what it is. I'm heading over to FB now. There's a new People of Walmart post and my brother is supposed to post pics of some prospect truck purchases I'm going to look over. Is it spring yet?

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1/29/15 @ 6:31 PM
Pete Pete Pete
Pete Pete Pete
USER since 12/21/05
I guess I am just a forty something curmudgeon.

Sorry I struck a nerve by quoting you CDS. It wasn't meant as a personal attack.

How is it that facebook has tracking cookies on sites not even affiliated with it?

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1/29/15 @ 5:49 PM
sassy 1
sassy 1
USER since 8/25/09
Thankful that all my nudes were tastefully done. ..

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