Whether you agree with it or not or even if it’s legal or not, more and more employers are demanding access to your facebook account. No, they don’t just want to be able to see your profile, they actually want your password!
It isn’t enough that you can already find out almost everything about anyone online nowadays just through a basic search online, for employers to demand passwords to your accounts, I think is going a little too far. Next thing you know, they will want to riffle through your home before they hire you. But, that is just my opinion. I would pass over any job that would require that of me.
The reality is, most employers, schools and other institutions are relying on social media and your online persona to make judgements about you. So much so that some people are either staying offline (almost impossible) or creating aliases. I see so many aliases among my facebook friends now that it’s almost annoying.
Aside from doing it yourself, some people who are overly concerned about their credibility are turning to professionals for their online reputation management. These companies charge a fee to provide you with a ‘positive online presence’. They will help you build a custom profile, monitor your online reputation and remove any negative content that shows up, and protect information that you would like to keep private.
Are you at the point yet that you think paying for this service is worth it?
We live in a university town so as soon as May comes around, it only means one thing. Graduations! All the hotels get booked up and there seems to be more people in restaurants and shopping areas.
For us though, graduation season strikes closer to home. Last year, my eldest daughter graduated from high school. She is now just finishing her first year of college. The year went by so fast, we’ve hardly had time to breath and here we are and it’s graduation time again.
I just got back to my office after going out to buy a large spicy fries that I paid for with coins from the bottom of my purse. I got hungry, see, but I didn’t want to buy a whole meal because I didn’t have any cash on me and I didn’t feel right using my debit card to pay for a purchase that is less than $10. I had about $5 in quarters though that I had been meaning to empty from my purse and save my back. They’re heavy as heck, man!
Anyway, let me stop rambling and make this story short. When I got back to the office, I was checking my emails while eating my fries and I ran into this site called Cents to Share.
I found my way to that site because I followed a link from the Simple Dollar about a 38 cents pizza. Weird how one thing leads to another on the internet, doesn’t it?
The point is, the reason I was rambling about the coins I spent for lunch and the Cents to Share website that I came across on, is because I really admire people who have a good handle on their finances. I would love to be able to do the same, and I do try… but I have old habits that are just too hard to break and I am just not very successful a lot of the times. I know I could do better in budgeting and managing our finances that’s why I turn to sites like the Simple Dollar for inspiration and now there’s Cents to Share too.
Check them out!