A search of public Facebook updates shows the following posts:
1. “Does anyone know of any good jobs that don’t do background checks?”
2. “I’m having the worst day of my life!!!!!! Somethings gotta give cause I got guns and I’m about to break!!!!”
3. “According to my fortune cookie, happiness lies in “good health and a bad memory.” see! i knew all those blackout nights werent in vain!”
4. “Its kinda fun working for a place that does not do background checks. It makes for a interesting day and I am getting some good ideas how to dodge the law.”
5. “Just got to work. My boss got fired yesterday and the new boss is a bitch. Prolly gonna need a new job very soon. No more Oreilly auto parts from me lol ”
6. “My HK 416 modified……:) GUNS,GUNS,GUNS”
7. “hope someone spikes my drink cnt aford drink n drugs tonite”
8. “hahhhh so yeah got fired around 915 this morning from work for being to drunk….. what happens when u party till 5AM. hahahah HAPPYYY HALLOOWWEEENNN EVEERRYYONNEE!!!!!”
9. “once again new job is a bust apparently background checks are bad for terrible criminals like me. seriously wtf?”
10. “fuck you background checks! (photo of himself holding a rifle)”
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I just read another excellent article on the red hot topic of social media and employee background screening. It’s titled “Social Networking Sites: Savvy Screening Tool or Legal Trap?” written by Christa Richer Cook, an employment law attorney with the law firm Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.
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