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I don't think I'd want to work for an organization that even considered putting this on their application forms. And I certainly don't want to work for anyone who


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Incredible!!

And they are not only jeopardizing the privacy of said applicant. but of his/her total social network!

Incredible!
I think the American Civil Liberties Union will raise enough stink that it won't last too long.

If I were hiring, I think I would rule out anyone who actually completed the information simply because I couldn't trust them to keep company/city information private.
Hurry for the ACLU!

And yes. Not hiring seems the best thing.

On the other hand, some people could be truly desperate for a job and money. I don't know what a mortgage and responsibilities for family would make me do that I normally wouldn't.

Getting chucked out on the street or opening up one of your IDs on the internet?
It certainly is a moment of reflection about the importance of privacy.
Mazlov seems to indicate it comes after the more basic needs like food and shelter.

As for the company. It is the best never-work-here advertisement one could think off.
"How to fall to the bottom of the charts in a single hiring campaign".
Idiots. No sense of long term repercussions as well as of privacy.

It would be a nice turnabout if someone would publish the CEO's internet ID for all to see.
Not that I want harm to come to him, it's just that sometimes experience is the best teacher.
I doubt it will be on their application form much longer.
Are they mad? What verifiable information? Gee, lets meet the entire family and all their friends before hiring.

And asking for passwords? Defeating the entire purpose of passwords.


Yeah, I don't give away my passwords to anyone.
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