- May 7, 2010
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- Upstate SC
- Political Leaning
No it does not. I've got a kid that works for me in my department now and he has an abyssmal credit check. But he was straight with me about it...he got credit cards in college, didn't know how to handle them, made bad choices and had to choose between his credit or his education. He's working on cleaning it all up now that he is out of school and he's a great kid. I'd trust him with just about anything. And his story is common with the way credit card companies threw cards at kids.
I can't stand idiotic people who refuse to think and analyze a situation on a human level and instead default to a number spat from a fax machine to tell them about someone's character. It's lazy, inhuman, cold and the kind of apathetic, moronic attitude that's at least 90% of what's wrong with the world today.
Thats EXACTLY the reason that credit checks SHOULD be allowed! Because you, like most employers, have the common sense to evaluate the situation and make a determination as to your job applicants suitability to your needs. No one is suggesting that someone should have to qualify for a job with a certain minimum credit score. We are just saying that you should have a right to pick and choose your employees based upon what you need and expect out of an employee. If I have the need for an employee with a squeeky clean credit record I should be alowed to search for one. If I can live with an employee with a bad credit record, then I should be allowed to hire one of those also. The government shouldn't be telling employers who they can or cannot hire.