Employer wants your facebook password

18 06 2009

Lets hope the staggeringly bad idea from over the pond does not make it over here (though Mr Justice Eady might beg to differ)

Bozeman City A a small town in Montana has created something of a fire storm when it was exposed as requiring applicants for jobs to hand over their passwords to various websites.

The City’s background Cheek requirement state:

“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.

Apparently here are then three lines where applicants can list the Web sites, their user names and log-in information and their passwords.

Given the propensity for dodgy employment practices to make there way from the USA lets hope in this instance this is one bad idea that doesn’t cross the Atlantic.


PS Ill leave commenting on the stupid Judgment in the Night Jack Case till i have calmed down what was the Times thinking!

PPS the Times Chapel might want to start checking the NUJ’s rule book and re reading the bit about bringing the Profession /Union into Disrepute.

PPPS wonder if we will see an Emergency motion at next weeks Conference.

Sad to see union general Secretary making a fool of him self

25 04 2007

Sad to see that the PAT has been in the news with some frankly foolish comments on wifi.

Totally ignoring the fact that wifi uses far lower power levels that mobile phones use and they use similar bands – and how the inverse square law as it applies to Electromagnetism. Presumably PAT don’t have any Physics teachers as members.

Unfortunetly even some of the broadsheet press had picked up on this and some bright spark even gave up the name of the member who raised the problem to the telegraph.

I did like the comment on the register:

Full marks to the PAT for fingering Wi-Fi as the course of teachers maladies. A less sympathetic organisation might have put the headaches and nausea down to the drink and drunks-fuelled haze that the National Union of Teachers says it members slip into as a result of their stressful jobs. ®

Peppone comments:

Thanks to our comrades in PAT for making our job of recruiting in the mobile and the new wimax companies  harder 😦