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Have a friend who is the General Manager of one of the stores of a large cell phone provider.

He specifically told me he MUST (orders from the higher ups) verify would-be applicants Facebook accounts, which the company asks on the application. If they do not put their Facebook URL on the application, he said he was told to give extra scrutiny and usually just THROWS THEM STRAIGHT IN THE TRASH.

Now, I normally wouldn't be friends with such an ass, but he said this was specifically mentioned in his training and managerial guidelines.

Me thinks these companies are getting smart, they want the sheep, they don't want an independent, outside-the-box thinking person, since they may cause them trouble and $$$$. Sad.