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Senators Chuck Schumer and Richard Blumenthal asked Attorney General Eric Holder to take a break from selling high-powered assault weapons to Mexican drug cartels and investigate an issue that has 20-something idiots all a twitter. Are employers who are asking job applicants to provide their Facebook passwords violating federal law?

Facebook has a policy against sharing passwords, and last Friday the company issued a statement threatening legal action against any potential employers who request them. The company also stated, “We don’t think employers should be asking prospective employees to provide their passwords because we don’t think it’s the right thing to do.”

I understand why prospective employers are asking for the passwords. They think it will be an easy way to help them exclude fuck-ups from the hiring process. My beef is I think they would probably exclude all the wrong people.

In a past job I interviewed hundreds of potential applicants, and I hired more than a few hard-living alcoholics. Once they were away from work, they rocked out with their cocks out, but they were all high-IQ types who did a good job. I really don’t care how any employee spends their time away from work. They can give their hearts to Jesus or their souls to Satan. I’m only concerned about those 40 hours a week where their asses belong to me.

If I was using Facebook to screen applicants, I would use it exclusively to weed out people who are a pain in the ass. If you have more than 500 friends and give updates every hour because you think you’re a goddamned celebrity, I’d know not to waste any more time on your application. That is unless you’re also a slut. Sluts are good for morale, and it’s always good to have a few on the payroll.

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