"My password? Sure no problem. It's Ilovebuttsex! with a capital I"
If they asked me for my Facebook login details I'd just roll my eyes back in my head, fake a seizure and shout fucking DERP!!! and then dive across the desk.
I would say no. I have a fake name on facebook so that potential employers cannot see what I do in my own time. Business and private life should be kept apart.
Oh great! No non-facebookers need apply.
Another reason not to share your password is if you use the Shocking Nonsense method of choosing a password.
"`Shocking nonsense` means to make up a short phrase or sentence that is both nonsensical and shocking in the culture of the user, that is, it contains grossly obscene, racist, impossible or other extreme juxtaposition of ideas. This technique is permissable because the passphrase, by its nature, is never revealed to anyone with sensibilities to be offended.
Shocking nonsense is unlikely to be duplicated anywhere because it does not describe a matter-of-fact that could be accidentally rediscovered by anyone else and the emotional evocation makes it difficult for the creator to forget. A mild example of such shocking nonsense might be: `mollusks peck my galloping genitals.` The reader can undoubtedly make up many far more shocking or entertaining examples for himself or herself."
- Passphrase FAQ
Giving out your password, which is chosen solely because of how secure it is, could lead to embarrassment or worse.
ive decided that this story is bull****, if your profile is properly private on facebook it doesnt show up on searches.
the lad probably doesnt have any mates and is making this up so people will try "add him"
Are people here for real? "if he had nothing to hide etc" that is an insane request, I have worked in HR for years. He should sue the hole off them.
I was reading where a mother is suing a school in America because they forced a 12 year old to give them her log in details and password to her facebook and email accounts. Present were the local Sheff armed with a taser, the school counselor and the principle and 1 other member from the school staff, no parent was present or informed about the situation. The child was forced to give them the details initially she refused, this was because the school found out that she said 'i hate the hall monitor' on her facebook page (they had a screen shot) and decided to punish her.
cant link it but if you look up 12 year old facebook Minnesota it should pop up.
What's that got to do with anything? You never answered my question--would you hand over your phone, for example, or your email log-in?
ETA: You git! I just saw the whited out bit now.
Loads of other examples on the net: https://www.google.ie/webhp?hl=en&tab=nw#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=employer+asked+for+facebook+password&oq=employer+asked+for+&aq=2&aqi=g3g-v1&aql=&gs_l=hp.1.2.0l3j0i15.1495l7027l0l9304l19l12l0l7l7l0l142l1299l5j7l19l0.frgbld.&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=2d4a72fe62cf8323&biw=1440&bih=785
i hope Sean Sherlock gets you!