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

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

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

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

    Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit? Is it THEIR business?
    Even IF bad credit does statistically say you are more likely to steal, should a company know what your personal finances are?

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

    It depends. If you are applying to be a construction worker or a table busser probably not. If you are applying to be a federal prosecutor, a bank controller, an FBI special agent, or an accountant probably so.



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

    I voted "NO! My finances should NOT dictate what company hires me!". They are not loaning me money so its none of their damn business what my credit score is. Whether or not I owe money to someone is none of the employer's business. Companies should be banned from accessing records like that for the purposes of hiring.
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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    I don't even believe a company should be able to drug test without you giving them a reason to suspect drug use, so hell no, they should not be able to check your credit rating.
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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I don't even believe a company should be able to drug test without you giving them a reason to suspect drug use, so hell no, they should not be able to check your credit rating.
    don't try to get a job with a federal law enforcement agency then



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    don't try to get a job with a federal law enforcement agency then
    Not to worry- I have no interest in law enforcement as a career. That being said, I'm not saying that I don't work for a company who does these things, it's just that I think 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 The Giant Noodle View Post
    Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit? Is it THEIR business?
    Even IF bad credit does statistically say you are more likely to steal, should a company know what your personal finances are?

    Why?
    Why NOT?
    If you are handling money, I would agree with this. However, if you are in a position where you are not dealing directly with money, I don't see what point this would serve.
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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Not to worry- I have no interest in law enforcement as a career. That being said, I'm not saying that I don't work for a company who does these things, it's just that I think it's none of their business.
    I think its pretty much the employer's call and I agree with you-if you don't want an employer doing that its your absolute right not to apply for a job with such an employer. but if someone applies for a job handling say my money or your stocks or someone else's pensions I sure don't want someone who is facing bankruptcy or foreclosure doing that.



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

    most thieves are thieves it doesent matter about their situation.
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    Re: Regarding Hiring, Should Companies be able to Check your Credit?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    . but if someone applies for a job handling say my money or your stocks or someone else's pensions I sure don't want someone who is facing bankruptcy or foreclosure doing that.
    I understand your concerns, but a good credit rating does not always correlate to personal integrity. I've known plenty of people of great moral character who are bad credit risks, and plenty of people who are morally bankrupt that have good credit ratings.
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