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Old 06-18-2009, 03:00 PM
 
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According to Bozeman City job requirement raises privacy concerns (http://bit.ly/ljjS2 - broken link), the City of Bozeman is asking for all your login and password information on your employment application:

"'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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Old 06-18-2009, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Idaho/Wyoming Border
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You have got to be joking me!!! Wow, soon they will want to install a camera in your home to see how you live before they hire you! Oops that might have just gave them something more to consider now!

In my opinion, that is none of their business unless it directly effects their job performance AFTER they are an employee!! That is almost as bad as some rule in some churches I have visited!! Goes to show how our country is getting more corrupt!!
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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According to Bozeman City job requirement raises privacy concerns (http://bit.ly/ljjS2 - broken link), the City of Bozeman is asking for all your login and password information on your employment application:

"'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."
Bear in mind, that would include here at City-Data.com.

If it were to ever become legal, that's the day I will forever rip myself off the internet and look for a nice cave in the wilderness to live in. And you can bet it wouldn't be in Montana.
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:39 PM
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According to Bozeman City job requirement raises privacy concerns (http://bit.ly/ljjS2 - broken link), the City of Bozeman is asking for all your login and password information on your employment application:

"'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."
lol

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Old 06-18-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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That is nuts!

Next they'll ask you for Mother in Laws Bra size followed by the next question as to why you know your mother in laws bra size.
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:25 PM
 
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Default Brouhaha erupts over Bozeman job requirement

In a follow-up Brouhaha erupts over Bozeman job requirement (http://tinyurl.com/knts33 - broken link), KBZK reports that " ... (C)ity offices were being deluged by people outraged about the matter." and "The City heard from Fox News, NPR, CBS and ABC Thursday."
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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Not surprising given the fascistic blowhards that govern our city. They wanted to install traffic cameras until the state legislature smacked them down a notch too.
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: southern california
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seems to be a violation of your rights.
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:32 AM
 
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In some law enforcement background investigations for employment these questions are asked. Not sure about the voluntary aspect of it....

But, this is new for Montana as apparently other states have dealt with it previously.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:27 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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I'm wondering if they would require the same from their current employees. If I wanted a job with the city of Bozoman I would most likely comply, then whether hired or not I would promptly change all of my passwords.
I wouldn't be real happy with those requirements but I don't have any skeletons in my closet and complying with those odd requirements would be better than being without a job. Personally I would never live in a city as large as Bozoman let alone work for the city. I remember a few jobs I had where I never even filled out an application, only a little tax form.
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