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Old 12-21-2013, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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That will be held against you because it makes you seem old and outdated.
Old and outdated, like someone who doesn't have a "SmartPhone?"


Friends and relatives ridicule me for not having a SMARTPHONE!

 
Old 12-21-2013, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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My sister had a good job at a major company in their distribution center. One night some coworkers and she got together and went out for some drinks. She didn't have s change of clothes so she just went out in her work shirt since she wasn't planning on being there that long anyway. Well one of the coworkers took pictures of their little gathering and posted them on Facebook. A few days later she gets called in to HR and was terminated. Apparently someone from management saw the photos and saw my sister wearing her work shirt in one of them and although she didn't have anything to drink that night and in no way did she make her company look negative in any way they let her go because she made her company look bad by wearing her work shirt to a place that served alcohol.
 
Old 12-22-2013, 05:13 AM
 
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Of course HR or the hiring manager does not log in under their own account to check out the picture, so their is a digital footprint, but they still check the persononline.

The elimination because of their appearance is not part of any formal record but informal.

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With all due respect, this sounds like complete fiction. I have been a hiring manager, and no company I've ever worked for would have incurred the potential liability of making hiring decisions based on the applicant's appearance.

Certainly, there have been documented cases of over-zealous individuals demanding a job applicant's face-book account login and password, so they can go digging for evidence of improprieties in the individual's private life. And there has been legislation introduced to limit and/or ban that practice, too.

But looking people up on social media just to see if their appearance matches the office decor?? Um, no, not so much.

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Old 12-22-2013, 05:33 AM
 
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Of course HR or the hiring manager does not log in under their own account to check out the picture, so their is a digital footprint, but they still check the person all.

The elimination because of their appearance is not part of any formal record but informal.
Horse****. This whole thing is made up, particularly the "elimination of 40% part".

And, as a hiring manager, I'm not likely to hold it against someone that they're savvy enough to have their FB profile locked down and unsearchable.
 
Old 12-22-2013, 07:17 AM
 
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Of course HR or the hiring manager does not log in under their own account to check out the picture, so their is a digital footprint, but they still check the persononline.

The elimination because of their appearance is not part of any formal record but informal.

Um you do know what this eventually leads to right?

Linkedin has more advanced features that if you pay more then you get specifically who viewed your profile. This eventually becomes more like caller id where it can be spoofed and keeps going back and forth. I think the movie Hackers made fun of this in the 1990's with caller id, caller id block, caller id block block etc.

So for the most part I can argue that no you aren't going to spy on people left and right in order to eliminate them. I know employees from a state government that do so they'll look at facebook but only disqualify them if they have something crazy. What's crazy? Say military uniforms with weapons and foreign flags/ ussr/nazi etc. Anything racist, anything mysgonistic etc.

Having said this now and then someone does something really stupid like this
http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/201...and-race/?_r=0

Um....yeah. There's higher expectations of conduct when you work for a organization and say things in more of a public forum like that.

Besides people would just make accounts private or register under different names. Facebook admitted last year that 83 million profiles are actually fakes or duplicate accounts.
83 million Facebook accounts are fakes and dupes - CNN.com
 
Old 12-22-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

 
Old 12-22-2013, 09:07 AM
 
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