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(London Times)   MySpace could cost you your job, says Mudoch-owned paper   ( divider line
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3066 clicks; posted to Geek » on 04 Feb 2008 at 11:32 AM (9 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2008-02-04 10:10:36 AM  
Mudoch-owned paper

Who's "Mudoch"? Some kind of alien?
2008-02-04 10:22:51 AM  
2008-02-04 10:24:33 AM  
2008-02-04 11:14:42 AM  

That's Klingon, right? I know this one... it's 'sissy-face', isn't it?

I knew it.
2008-02-04 11:34:09 AM  
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2008-02-04 11:37:52 AM  
What, myspace isn't appropriate for people trying to be successful in the corporate world?

2008-02-04 11:48:26 AM  
I just got done looking at myspace so this amuses me.
2008-02-04 11:52:17 AM  
All Hail MENOCU! Oh, great leader!
2008-02-04 11:52:58 AM  
This made me go look at myspace.

/This just in: "MY SPACE COULD KILL YOU! Details at 9pm"
2008-02-04 11:56:09 AM  
What employees do on their own time is their own business. IF their out of work actions starts to impact their in work performance in a negative way then we have issues.

But then if you are stupid enough to post pictures of yourself on the profile search page doing something stupid it's your own damn fault.

But I use Peter Gaberil in his Slipperman costume as my facebook profile pic right now (have used st.lebowski and a lego man before)

Also Privacy options. Set them to where you want them, and no just because you know someone does'nt make you "friends". I do notice that younger friends (23-) have upwards to 400 friends, and older friends (30+) hover around 30 people. But the clubbers also have more friends then the rockers.
2008-02-04 11:57:38 AM  
I'm pretty sure subby meant Marduk. Those Babylonians just despised social networking sites.
2008-02-04 12:00:27 PM  
are you safe if your profile is set to private. Or are those pages in teh cache as well?
2008-02-04 12:02:22 PM  
Damn you, Upet Mudoch!
2008-02-04 12:04:50 PM  
I drank a bottle of '63 Mudoch last night, so I'm getting a kick out of some of these replies.
2008-02-04 12:13:14 PM  
Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing.
2008-02-04 12:17:49 PM  
2008-02-04 12:19:31 PM  
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2008-02-04 12:20:29 PM  
If you're stupid enough to post stories or images that make you seem like a retard then good. Less competition for me, I'm looking for a >500k salary with fringe benefits and a company supplied rocket car.
2008-02-04 12:32:27 PM  
I actually kind of owe my current employment to facebook. I found out about it through a friend who I probably wouldn't have asked about a job otherwise, so it worked out well. Also, it's not just some schlock job. It's a good, entry-level white collar job.
2008-02-04 01:03:13 PM  
WayToBlue: What, myspace isn't appropriate for people trying to be successful in the corporate world?

MySpace is for middle-aged boys trying to snare some sweet underage 'tang!

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2008-02-04 01:04:43 PM  

Donna Miller, European director at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, recently argued that looking up applicants online was like "going into somebody's house and searching their cupboards". Existing checks were sufficient, she said.

Google lake_huron:
4 kinds of store-brand cereal
12 boxes of Mueller's multi-grain pasta
5 single-serve cups of kosher Ramen
Microwavable Indian food
Newman's Own Salsa
Single-serve cans of Bumble Bee Tuna
Mismatched glass dishes waiting to be replaced by wedding china
Misc herbal teas

Call me crazy, but I think teh intertubes are a bit less private than one's cupboard, no?

/recently deleted my old GeoCities page (last updated 1999) for professional reasons
/not particularly embarassing, but why take the chance?
2008-02-04 01:08:01 PM  
make your damn page private.

//it's not that damn hard
///did the same with my LJ
2008-02-04 01:09:33 PM Full Size

2008-02-04 01:21:33 PM  
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A dirty little monkey called "Macaque?"
2008-02-04 01:22:00 PM  
Well, that works out well, then. I wouldn't want to work for a company that is THAT intrusive, regardless of pay. What happens off the clock is none of my employer's business, unless it starts to affect my on-the clock performance.

I'd rather be poor and happy that rich and miserable.

/Of course, I'm farking at work right now, so...
2008-02-04 03:22:19 PM  
I always know when a potential employer has read my myspace page because they'll ask me what South Dakota is like.
2008-02-04 04:22:01 PM  
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Who? Me?
2008-02-04 10:53:27 PM  
LOTS of typos on Fark today...
2008-02-05 11:27:40 AM  
2008-02-05 02:10:08 PM  
My tech report writing class just had to sit through a presentation at career services. This was the main topic. The lady pulled the statistic out of her arse that upwards of 30% of people in charge of hiring new employees will now google the applicants. We also got told a nifty story about a girl who had a crappy day of work on a friday, went home and snarked about it in her blog over the weekend and was promptly fired on monday for it. Her advice? If it makes your grandmother go pink in the face, don't post it. Internet/= private.

I can't say I was shocked by the number of people who commented after about it all being a crock of shat, especially the girls who gawked at the idea of dressing professionally. It seems employees are expected to remain professional 24/7 regardless of being at work or not, while its okay for employers to be unprofessional sneaky a-holes.

/what? I shouldn't wear a half inch layer of makeup to work?
//nor my hootchie shorts and hooker boots?
/// say it ain't so!
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