Yeah, you need a job. We all need a job. This isn’t new. But what are you willing to give up? Are you willing to let your boss all over Facebook? Myspace? Twitter-Twat? Would you give your boss your passwords and usernames? Isn’t that almost like giving a mugger the knife that you are holding in your pocket and asking the mugger, “Hey, please, stab me in my liver stuff!” Well, welcome to the future boys and ladies. From Cnn’s Scitechblog:
“Before we offer people employment in a public trust position, we have a responsibility to do a thorough background check,” [Assistant City Manager] Chuck Winn told CNET on Thursday. “Shame on us if there was information out there available about a person who applied for a job who was a child molester or had some sort of information out there on the Internet that kind of showed those propensities and we didn’t look for it, we didn’t ask, and we hired that person,” Winn said. “In many ways we would have let the public down.”
Shame on you for being nosey! But, for serious, I’ve applied for a few jobs where I had to tell the employer if I posted anything “crazy” and “weird” on the Internet. I mentioned this blog and, hey, what do you know! I didn’t get the job! Your Internet identity is just as important and just as prevalent as your true identity. Be careful what you sign. Even without passwords, a boss can still get into your profiles if you sign the right, or wrong, forms. Man. God forbid if an employer looks at my updates!
8:45: God, I never should have eaten that sandwich. I think the meat was moving.
8:50: Battlestar Galactica! Battlestar Galactica! I want you in my pants!
9:00: Megan Fox. Stop looking at me with those eyes. I know you are a Decepticon!
9:10: All right! Time to take a dump!
Yeah. I’m sure those are all things an employer is looking for.