Posted 6 years ago on Aug. 12, 2015, 10:55 a.m. EST by elf3
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So...got facebook or perhaps you have searched google recently? I'm sure there are services out there that check would be hire social profiles...have you seen the Morgan Spurlock Inside Man episode on privacy and data mining? Rest assured members of Occupy or those with independent or left political leanings are going to have a rough time getting jobs in our new technological age. I think it should be illegal for employers to check up on hires to this extent. I even go so far as to say checking references should be illegal. Employers already have 60 days free and clear to test you out without any fallout...they can fire you for any reason. Now say you worked for a lunatic for years and you are beholden to that reference in order to gain new employment. The work system is turning into a venus flytrap where once you get in you can't get back out. In a free country opportunity should exist not just an egg in one basket no second chance dependent on our " holy job creators" and their good or bad or just plain rotten will or allowances. They are gatekeepers to upward mobility and we have become wholly reliant on them for our survival...self reliance is extinct. The worst part is...we have no way to check up on that info or too see that it is accurate it is the Credit Bureaus but with no regulation....let's call it the Job Bureaus. Now, If I don't get a job due to some bit of false info or because I'm a member of Occupy, or due to my web search history ...or said ex lunatic employer...I will never be the wiser...this is insidious control of our free will and it must stop.