Skip to comments.Attention shoppers: Personal background checks go retail
Posted on 03/06/2004 3:47:28 AM PST by sarcasmEdited on 04/13/2004 2:45:59 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Beyond the gallon jars of mayonnaise and the office furniture, shoppers browsing the aisles at some Sam's Club stores will find something that isn't usually sold at retail -- an employee background check in a box.
"Make better hiring decisions," says the package, a little smaller than a box of breakfast cereal. "Conduct background checks quickly and easily!"
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Last August we hired a guy who seemed OK. EDL was OK but the FCSR was four months behind in their responses! In December, the guy started telling other employees about how he spent time in jail (twice!) for sexual abuse of a child.
Checked the EDL again -- came out OK. Finally called FCSR and they checked their files, and he was a convicted felon. He lied on his application, so we used that for grounds to terminate him.
The kicker here is that not only is the state so inefficient that the checks we pay for are useless, but the unemployment people have approved his unemployment!!! We told them why we let him go, but they still approved it on appeal.
So there may be a valid use for this background check thing, much as I hate to see that happen. I guess we'll continue to pay out good money to the state, and then pay for software to do our own checks to protect ourselves. What a mess!
The state of missouri sent me notice that they were approving her request for unemployment unless i file an appeal and show up in person to protest. I wrote a letter to the letter generator and said the employee was needed back at work asap and could they please let her know?
Missouri will give unemployment benefits to the dead in order to justify their administrative overhead costs. And now they are short of funds and are upping our taxes so they can have more cash to fling around.
Employees have no idea how corrupt and byzantine the state and federal payroll tax system has become. My admiration and respect for all things governmental has shifted to loathing and distain.
I agree about the governments. Have you read the Declaration of Independence lately? We owe poor old King George an apology.