Job Applicants: Please Provide Your ATM Password and All Bank Account Numbers
It hasn’t come to this yet, but at this rate — who knows what’s next? At a police department in North Carolina, applicants for a clerical position are being asked to disclose all social media (e.g. Facebook) accounts AND their user name and password to these accounts.
WTF??? This has to be a new low. And how much lower can it go from here?
Is this even legal? It’s easy to just shrug it off with “so, don’t apply for a job there.” But there are millions of people who are desperate, frantic to find a job, any job. And they’d probably jump through whatever hoops a potential employer tells them to jump through.
If these Orwellian Kafkaesque practices aren’t against the law, they should be.