View Poll Results: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

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  • YES! Companies should have the right! Its weeds out bad folks

    14 17.95%
  • NO! My finances should NOT dictate what company hires me!

    47 60.26%
  • YES! In certain circumstances w/ jobs that handle money directly

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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Requiring a clean background for a job at DoD is a legitimate job-related concern.

    Now if an employer wants to use a credit check for a job involving finances, that's fine. I'd certainly understand that. But just using a credit check to get a vague sense for how "responsible" an employee might be is an invasion of privacy.
    Yup, in just the same way that asking people questions at an interview is an invasion or privacy. How dare they ask me if I graduated from school, thats none of their business! How dare they ask me if I mind coming in on time or occasionally working overtime. How dare they ask me why I left my last job. How dare they ask me if I enjoy working in a fast pased enviorment. Thats all an invasion of privacy, it's none of their business!

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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    You can select what you wish to search on when you do a background check.



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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    Quote Originally Posted by masonkiller View Post
    Companies should be able to use whatever criteria they want to decide how they choose employees. If you don't like what the employer is judging you on, then don't apply there.
    This is true and and a good thing. When I interview, I'm also checking out the company. Yes, there are places where I would not want to work. Mostly places that would want to check my credit for a rule-of-thumb basis on my character.

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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    And this kind of thing is why libertarians are viewed as a joke by everyone else.
    Yeah, sadly, a lot of people do consider personal choice and responsibility to be a joke.

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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Yup, in just the same way that asking people questions at an interview is an invasion or privacy. How dare they ask me if I graduated from school, thats none of their business! How dare they ask me if I mind coming in on time or occasionally working overtime. How dare they ask me why I left my last job. How dare they ask me if I enjoy working in a fast pased enviorment. Thats all an invasion of privacy, it's none of their business!
    Having a degree, coming in on time, why you left your last job, and being able to work in a fast paced environment are job-related concerns...and you provide the answer yourself, anyway. That's not at all the same as requiring a credit check for a non-financial job.
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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    And this kind of thing is why libertarians are viewed as a joke by everyone else.


    And this is how liberals would allow pedophiles to be day care operators....
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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    When I got the job at SOE - for video game creation - I had to have a credit check and background check. I really didn't see the big deal, didn't even think twice about it. But maybe since I have a govt clearance, I just don't give a **** who checks that **** cause it's already been gone through with a fine tooth comb by the FBI. In fact, I seem to recall telling them that I could save them some time and money by giving them my clearance info and pointing them in the direction of the FBI to verify it. LOL

    But anywho... my job didn't have jack **** to do with money. It did, however, have to do with intellectual property in a highly lucrative and competitive software environment. I just honestly didn't give a second thought to them doing a background and credit check. But as I said, maybe I'm just immune to such concerns since I am used to them.

    However, if I did have concerns about them doing those checks, the simple answer to it would have been... "No." So I'm still failing to see the issue some folks have with it.

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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    And this is how liberals would allow pedophiles to be day care operators....
    Huh? Since when does being a pedophile show up on your credit report?
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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Huh? Since when does being a pedophile show up on your credit report?


    It might show up on your criminal background check. I was using hyperbole like you. don't mind me.
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