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

Voters
78. You may not vote on this poll
  • 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

    28 35.90%
  • Screw you and your Noodle race! Quit asking me things!

    7 8.97%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 15 of 16 FirstFirst ... 513141516 LastLast
Results 141 to 150 of 154

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

  1. #141
    Enemy Combatant
    Kandahar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Last Seen
    10-15-13 @ 08:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    20,688

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    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.
    Because every time someone says "Yes" to this sort of thing for a job where it isn't relevant, it takes a step closer to becoming a cultural norm, where people EXPECT this sort of crap in order to get any job. The negative effect this has on privacy in general is more important than your faith-based dogma that businesses have some "right" to do whatever the hell they want.
    Are you coming to bed?
    I can't. This is important.
    What?
    Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD

  2. #142
    Enemy Combatant
    Kandahar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Last Seen
    10-15-13 @ 08:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    20,688

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    It might show up on your criminal background check. I was using hyperbole like you. don't mind me.
    What hyperbole? I used the example of sexual harassment to highlight the absurdity of the libertarian view that businesses should be able to require anything they want...and the libertarians here STILL agreed that employers should be allowed to require sexual favors as a condition for a job. In other words, it was an entirely accurate description of their view, not hyperbole.
    Are you coming to bed?
    I can't. This is important.
    What?
    Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD

  3. #143
    ANTI**ANTIFA
    ReverendHellh0und's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Temple of Solomon
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    75,396

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    What hyperbole? I used the example of sexual harassment to highlight the absurdity of the libertarian view that businesses should be able to require anything they want...and the libertarians here STILL agreed that employers should be allowed to require sexual favors as a condition for a job. In other words, it was an entirely accurate description of their view, not hyperbole.

    well then by your logic by restricting private business from background checks of potential employers, you are enabling pedophiles.
    Let evil swiftly befall those who have wrongly condemned us

  4. #144
    Enemy Combatant
    Kandahar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Last Seen
    10-15-13 @ 08:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    20,688

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    well then by your logic by restricting private business from background checks of potential employers, you are enabling pedophiles.
    Please point me to the post where I said that potential employers shouldn't be allowed to check to see if potential employees have a criminal history. Kthxbai.
    Are you coming to bed?
    I can't. This is important.
    What?
    Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD

  5. #145
    Advisor Rightwingnutjob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Seen
    09-05-10 @ 04:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    420

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    most thieves are thieves
    So some thieves are not thieves??

  6. #146
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Last Seen
    08-17-10 @ 10:49 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    151

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Really? A 19-year-old should have saved money their whole life in case they had an accident? I don't think 3 years of flipping burgers or running a cash register part-time is going to pay a $100,000 hospital bill.And how, pray tell, does a 19-year-old working part time at Wal-Mart or McDonald's or Blockbuster afford that?That is not an answer, that is what I want you to explain. Try again.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    I wouldnt say that around your friends or co-workers. That statement makes you look like you have the understanding of my friends 12 year old. Im not kidding. I joke around a LOT on this forum but you really dont know how things work in the real world. I can point to many examples on a personal level to teach you. But Im guessing you wont listen because you just dont WANT to know how wrong you are. People LOSE money Chickie. The stock market..... health problems.... lay offs.... divorce.... a combination of those things. I have to ask... who or how did you EVER think "failing to prepare= preparing to fail. It really is that simple"and yes... you DID call people 'losers'.
    That 19 year-old should be on their parents' insurance or buy their own cheapo Blue Cross policy for $59/mo. ANYONE can find $59/mo. I betcha most teens spend more than that on fast food, computers, games etc. I stand by every word of my post. If you prepare from an early age you will be fine. Instead of buying crap like bikes, cd's, computer games etc, buy stocks, bonds, gold, real estate or something. Prepare. Take self-responsibility. NEVER depend on anyone else to take care of you. I am self-made. Was "rich" by age 21 just by proper investing. Anyone can do it. Some people choose to spend all their money on stupid crap like new cars every year, the latest everything etc. Some choose to save and invest. Everyone has something in their life whether it is an illness, accident, bad investment, whatever. I meant exactly what I said--failing to plan=planning to fail. People should live WAY below their means. Instead, most live check to check. VERY foolish... It was not a personal attack on anyone. It was my truth.

  7. #147
    Advisor Johnny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Last Seen
    06-24-11 @ 07:55 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    571

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

    Why should the 19 year old be on their parents insurance? A parent has no obligation to care for their children after age 18.

    I agree that people should think about the long term. People should try to prepare.

    But as the old saying goes, s*** happens.

    Bad credit does not automatically equal deadbeat.

    If I were an employer and I checked I would ask them about it. I would judge them by the situation. Not by what numbers say.
    “The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home."
    -James Madison

  8. #148
    ANTI**ANTIFA
    ReverendHellh0und's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Temple of Solomon
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    75,396

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Please point me to the post where I said that potential employers shouldn't be allowed to check to see if potential employees have a criminal history. Kthxbai.


    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...post1058908594


    Start here.
    Let evil swiftly befall those who have wrongly condemned us

  9. #149
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Last Seen
    08-17-10 @ 10:49 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    151

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    Why should the 19 year old be on their parents insurance? A parent has no obligation to care for their children after age 18.
    I agree that people should think about the long term. People should try to prepare.
    But as the old saying goes, s*** happens.
    Bad credit does not automatically equal deadbeat.
    If I were an employer and I checked I would ask them about it. I would judge them by the situation. Not by what numbers say.
    They should be on their parents' insurance until they have their own. And they should pay their parents whatever it costs. Kids get away with too much today. Once they are 18 they should be completely self-responsible. If their parents are putting them through college they should have a job to pay them back. I know kids who cleaned houses for $100 for 3 hours work. They paid back their parents and are very responsible. Today's kids, not so much. Yes, crap happens but when you're prepared it's not so crappy. Funny how anyone could defend someone with a bad credit score. Potential employees lie and have every excuse under the sun why they are deadbeats. I've heard it all.

  10. #150
    Advisor Johnny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Last Seen
    06-24-11 @ 07:55 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    571

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

    I agree. Kids are coddled too much thes days but be for real. I'm not talking about the kid from suberbia having mom and dad pay for college.
    I'm talking about the 18 year old that just graduaed high school, that grew up in the projects or trailor park with not stability who worked, has his or her own place, is working, paying taxes and doing the right thing an then gets hit by a car and now he's in debt from hospital bills.
    It's the employers perrogotive.
    I would personally hear them out (I'm a good judge of charcter) and want to know what happended. You can't bull**** a bull****er and I know when people are the real deal.
    You're making things too black and white when the real world is many times shades of grey.
    “The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home."
    -James Madison

Page 15 of 16 FirstFirst ... 513141516 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •