I recently read in the news that it has become trendy in the U.S. for employers to ask for your Facebook username and password when they hire you.
I'm sorry. I have no polite words.
This is fucked up.
If an employer asked me for my login information during an interview, or in one of the forms, I would rip it up in front of the employer and tell him or her that I would never work for an employer who treats employees like shit. Well, I might not say shit. But I might as well. The word is appropriate.
Fortunately, I have that luxury. I can look for a job elsewhere. A lot of people can't afford to pass up job opportunities or are unable to find another one that meets their needs. Maybe these privacy snatching employers are counting on these people for these jobs. Or maybe they're just too immoral and possessive to understand how fucked up it is to ask for an employee's Facebook login.
Why are these companies so obsessed with monitoring their employees? If they are trying to avoid or limit slanderous activity, jerking around with their employees' privacy probably isn't the best place to start.