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Dont Do These

Updated 00/00/2017

  There IS a time and place for everything.

  Posting inappropriate items or information
  on a public website easily tracked to you is
  not smart, the right time or right place.
  Keep your private lives and actions private.

  Lock personal websites down.
  Act professionally, not stupid. 

   Is is sad, when a young college girl consumed an excessive amount of alcoholic beverages at a party
   and passed out in a very unfortunate location, under-dressed, and photographed for people to view.

   A senior manager went to a birthday party of a good friend and over enjoyed himself to the point of
   apparently accepting a dare to wear only an "oversized" diaper during the party.  A photo was posted.

   That one evening eventually cost her an executive promotion and her career with that employer.
   That one event cost the senior manager their future rise and eventually their career at that employer.
   Such acts are not the exclusive domain of any race, sex, religion, age or national origin.  Don't be stupid.

   Here are some of the stupid things Recruiters have cited found on-line for all the world to see:

   From TalentFormula.ca ....

69% of Recruiters have Rejected a Candidate
because of what they saw on a Social Media site
    1. 11% was due to inappropriate photos
    2. 11% was due to inappropriate comments
    3.   9% was due to posts about drinking
    4. 10% was due to posts about using drugs
    5. 11% was due to negative comments about a previous employee
    6. 10% was due to making discriminatory comments
    7. 13% was due to lying about their qualifications
    8.   7% was due to sharing confidential information from a previous employer
                Any person can initiate a web search for a name, event, or other "tag" used to identify an item
                and retrieve it within seconds. The words Online and Privacy are polar opposites; there is no
                concept of Privacy once somethings goes online.

                You can make requests to have certain information removed from the Internet, but it is a road
                that is filled with paperwork, questionable processes, and other requirements to minimize the
                requests for removal. You will potentially need to capture the image of the information you
                are seeking for removal along with the date and time plus the web link and website name
                where the information was from. You may be required to complete an affidavit to confirm you
                are who you are and that the information is defaming to you or impugning your character, or
                causing other unwarranted hardship. You may then have to repeat this process multiple times
                due to "human error", items lost in the US Mail, lost e-mails, lost in a paper stack, etc., etc.
                The process will vary by website for their requirements to remove information about you or
                immediate family members. These processes can take less than a week or more be an on-going
                request for multiple months. Operators may content it is public information. This has been
                found not always to be a valid defense and basis for refusal most notably when the information
                can be shown to be inaccurate or impossible to be true. Not all information shown on web
                sites citing public records sources actually come from public records. Such information has
                come from Warranty Cards and other sources where information cannot be validated through
                credible sources.