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DisgustedInMN Donating Member (956 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-01-10 09:04 PM
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40. K & R
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  -States may ban credit checks on job applicants tonysam  Mar-01-10 03:01 PM   #0 
  - Bad credit makes you a bad driver too.  hobbit709   Mar-01-10 03:02 PM   #1 
  - I know, it's it's utter bullshit. The insurance commissioner in Washington  SeattleGirl   Mar-01-10 04:49 PM   #30 
  - Good luck with that  customerserviceguy   Mar-02-10 07:12 AM   #57 
  - Yes, if you don't have a pre-existing condition, i.e. tickets or accidents, they  change_notfinetuning   Mar-02-10 08:22 AM   #65 
  - All kinds of phony reasons to pay more. Too young, too old, bad neighborhood.  Raschel   Mar-02-10 11:09 AM   #89 
  - I asked my agent about this a few years back  AllyCat   Mar-02-10 08:28 AM   #67 
  - The other stunt they pull is not being previously insured.  hobbit709   Mar-02-10 08:37 AM   #70 
  - Ever hear of Cure Auto Insurance?  jmowreader   Mar-02-10 08:37 AM   #69 
  - Yes. They need to ban credit checks for insurance companies also.  Raschel   Mar-02-10 10:56 AM   #88 
  - that should have been done a loooooong time ago  Scout   Mar-01-10 03:02 PM   #2 
  - You are so right. The rich always find ways to screw the poor or  peggygirl   Mar-01-10 05:49 PM   #33 
  - Even then (cash handling) - which dictates a criminal background check. To run a credit check  groovedaddy   Mar-02-10 10:19 AM   #83 
  - K&R. About goddamn time.  Greyhound   Mar-01-10 03:04 PM   #3 
  - Good!! I never understood the reasoning behind those checks  Ecumenist   Mar-01-10 03:09 PM   #4 
  - My employee have access to other people's money as well as lots of personal information  AngryAmish   Mar-01-10 03:18 PM   #10 
     - so how would YOU feel if your employees ran your credit?  Donnachaidh   Mar-01-10 03:22 PM   #11 
     - You see, I pay them.  AngryAmish   Mar-01-10 03:25 PM   #12 
     - but you STILL *require* someone to subject their private information to you  Donnachaidh   Mar-01-10 04:46 PM   #28 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-02-10 07:36 AM   #60 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-01-10 09:03 PM   #39 
     - How do they know you will pay them  kirby   Mar-02-10 08:13 AM   #64 
     - That's a good point. Over the course of my work life, I have had 3 paychecks bounce  laughingliberal   Mar-02-10 08:56 AM   #73 
        - "...but it was a lag of about a week til my bank notified me and they were able to cut a new check"  KansDem   Mar-02-10 12:26 PM   #102 
     - employer's credit check  guyton   Mar-02-10 09:10 AM   #75 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-02-10 09:10 AM   #76 
     - And how do they know you pay YOUR bills? How do they know your check to them won't bounce.  Raineyb   Mar-02-10 11:46 AM   #97 
     - I wish you COULD run a potential employer's credit history  jmowreader   Mar-02-10 08:47 AM   #71 
        - I do too. There are a few former bosses I'd love to run through the ringer  Wapsie B   Mar-02-10 12:08 PM   #101 
     - sometimes, if you don't pay a debt, you're just out of money  villager   Mar-01-10 03:37 PM   #15 
     - or the credit card doubled your interest rates.  amyrose2712   Mar-02-10 10:25 AM   #85 
        - there's that -- you were being careful, and planning, and *they* were being rapacious  villager   Mar-02-10 10:49 AM   #87 
     - Just because they haven't paid something, you automatically  Ecumenist   Mar-01-10 03:50 PM   #17 
     - Be sure and let us know the name of your business  Missy Vixen   Mar-01-10 03:55 PM   #19 
     - My point exactly, Missy. nt  Ecumenist   Mar-01-10 03:56 PM   #20 
        - We won't find out what his business is  Missy Vixen   Mar-01-10 03:59 PM   #22 
           - All my employees know I am running credit checks  AngryAmish   Mar-01-10 04:30 PM   #24 
              - so WHY do YOU refuse to do the same?  Donnachaidh   Mar-01-10 04:48 PM   #29 
              - Ever stop to think that bad credit may reflect nothing more than being unemployed long term?  stopbush   Mar-01-10 11:49 PM   #45 
              - Then its a two way street...  twitomy   Mar-02-10 05:24 AM   #50 
     - Has your business ever been late on payments to creditors?  stopbush   Mar-01-10 04:38 PM   #26 
     - Actually there are business credit reports.  mwooldri   Mar-02-10 10:16 AM   #82 
        - That is true.  wolfgangmo   Mar-02-10 11:45 AM   #96 
     - Sounds like BULLSHIT to me. If you have a major medical problem without insurance you are going to  Vincardog   Mar-01-10 07:53 PM   #35 
     - i'm untrustworthy because i miss a debt payment?  fizzgig   Mar-01-10 08:14 PM   #38 
     - What a pantload. We've done this before and you're still as wrong today as you were then.  Greyhound   Mar-01-10 09:22 PM   #42 
     - Credit rises and falls with opportunity and lack  verdalaven   Mar-02-10 05:30 AM   #51 
     - What a load of shit. "I don't expect perfect credit..."  Raster   Mar-02-10 05:50 AM   #52 
     - Do your credit checks take interest rates into account?  Mopar151   Mar-02-10 06:02 AM   #54 
     - It's understandable if we're talking about bank tellers & the like, but not most jobs.  backscatter712   Mar-02-10 07:17 AM   #58 
     - Every white-collar criminal I know of had a stellar credit rating  blueworld   Mar-02-10 08:04 AM   #61 
     - A very typical Republican, corporate argument.  freddie mertz   Mar-02-10 08:08 AM   #63 
     - Your assumptions are so offbase  Tailormyst   Mar-02-10 08:35 AM   #68 
     - If you are Amish - I'm a victoria secrets model.  wolfgangmo   Mar-02-10 11:26 AM   #93 
     - A criminal record check would be more of a better indicator in this case.  mwooldri   Mar-02-10 11:53 AM   #98 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-02-10 12:03 PM   #100 
     - Wow just wow  Boudica the Lyoness   Mar-02-10 02:25 PM   #109 
     - credit checks  whathappened   Mar-02-10 03:32 PM   #113 
  - Kick for visibility n/t  tonysam   Mar-01-10 03:09 PM   #5 
  - Good! It's bloody ridiculous to think that one's money problems means one  Raineyb   Mar-01-10 03:11 PM   #6 
  - K&R  leftstreet   Mar-01-10 03:11 PM   #7 
  - A Transunion rep even admitted that there was no evidence that it mattered.  Gormy Cuss   Mar-01-10 03:12 PM   #8 
  - This is a necessary reform  KingFlorez   Mar-01-10 03:14 PM   #9 
  - Try buying different types of insurance  AnnInLa   Mar-01-10 03:25 PM   #13 
  - A-BLOODY-MEN, AnnInLa!  Ecumenist   Mar-01-10 03:54 PM   #18 
  - Especially when insurance companies issue credit cards..n/t  Mopar151   Mar-02-10 06:08 AM   #55 
  - K&R - I think this is a good idea, as long as there are reasonable exceptions  slackmaster   Mar-01-10 03:32 PM   #14 
  - K & R. n/t  FSogol   Mar-01-10 03:39 PM   #16 
  - There's already a bill in congress, but it's not going anywhere.  bushmeister0   Mar-01-10 03:59 PM   #21 
  - See this thread, too  Dogmudgeon   Mar-01-10 04:10 PM   #23 
  - as they should  tabbycat31   Mar-01-10 04:37 PM   #25 
  - Good!!!  Lyric   Mar-01-10 04:41 PM   #27 
  - Another kick for visibility  tonysam   Mar-01-10 05:28 PM   #31 
  - I'll bet Walmart doesn't do credit checks  Canuckistanian   Mar-01-10 05:46 PM   #32 
  - In some cases they do  jmowreader   Mar-02-10 08:53 AM   #72 
  - Another kick for the evening crowd  tonysam   Mar-01-10 06:40 PM   #34 
  - we should ban all of these out of control checks  upi402   Mar-01-10 07:55 PM   #36 
  - but it makes sense in our authoritarian corporatocracy  branders seine   Mar-01-10 08:11 PM   #37 
  - K & R  DisgustedInMN   Mar-01-10 09:04 PM   #40 
  - I did a blog post about this  tabbycat31   Mar-01-10 09:08 PM   #41 
  - Since I graduated university I've been unemployed half the time  XemaSab   Mar-01-10 09:26 PM   #43 
  - What if you have no credit and you're qualified for the job?  Jkid   Mar-01-10 09:37 PM   #44 
  - It my former employer paid me a decent salary I wouldn't have bad credit.  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Mar-02-10 12:11 AM   #46 
  - It's almost done in Oregon.  travelingtypist   Mar-02-10 12:17 AM   #47 
  - It's a matter of security clearance for some jobs  PhD   Mar-02-10 12:21 AM   #48 
  - So is drinking too much and cheating on your wife.  Raster   Mar-02-10 05:52 AM   #53 
     - Not to mention casino gambling!  Mopar151   Mar-02-10 06:11 AM   #56 
     - Actually no. Financial distress is THE big one.  jmowreader   Mar-02-10 09:01 AM   #74 
        - And what does this have to do with getting some job in the private sector?  Raineyb   Mar-02-10 11:55 AM   #99 
        - We were discussing credit checks and security clearances  jmowreader   Mar-02-10 09:13 PM   #114 
        - And yet they hand the keys to the bank vault to those with a silver spoon up their ass ...  wolfgangmo   Mar-02-10 12:59 PM   #106 
  - about time... !!!  sam sarrha   Mar-02-10 05:05 AM   #49 
  - There's other ways to check trustworthiness  onlyadream   Mar-02-10 07:32 AM   #59 
  - This should be banned at the federal level.  freddie mertz   Mar-02-10 08:05 AM   #62 
  - We revisited the movie Catch 22 recently. Then it was a shock, now its the rat race.  earcandle   Mar-02-10 08:28 AM   #66 
  - Kick people when they're down. Big Business's solution to increasing profits.  change_notfinetuning   Mar-02-10 09:11 AM   #77 
  - Wish I could upvote this more!  Dappleganger   Mar-02-10 09:28 AM   #78 
  - It won't be long before there's no one left to hire  lunatica   Mar-02-10 09:30 AM   #79 
  - bad credit makes you a bad physician too  ElsewheresDaughter   Mar-02-10 09:52 AM   #80 
  - Vicious cycle  Horse with no Name   Mar-02-10 09:54 AM   #81 
  - Some of the best news  pecwae   Mar-02-10 10:20 AM   #84 
  - Amen  DirkGently   Mar-02-10 10:38 AM   #86 
  - HR flacks are right up there with insurance adjusters  wolfgangmo   Mar-02-10 11:18 AM   #90 
  - Good! A credit score rarely has anything to do with a person's employability  AllyCat   Mar-02-10 11:25 AM   #91 
  - Good! A credit score rarely has anything to do with a person's employability  AllyCat   Mar-02-10 11:25 AM   #92 
  - And renting an apartment....?  femrap   Mar-02-10 11:29 AM   #94 
  - This Genie had done left the bottle. Anyone can now run a credit check on anybody else now.  IsItJustMe   Mar-02-10 11:42 AM   #95 
  - That is good....in times like this...  winyanstaz   Mar-02-10 12:34 PM   #103 
  - Every person or company that requires a "Credit Check"...  rasputin1952   Mar-02-10 12:55 PM   #104 
  - How stupid to hold people's bad credit against them in the middle of a depression??  DesertDiamond   Mar-02-10 12:56 PM   #105 
  - A good first step. Next, regulate what the reports can include, or not include,  Waiting For Everyman   Mar-02-10 02:08 PM   #107 
  - Funny how there are no "credit checks" when getting billions of dollars in bailouts...  liberation   Mar-02-10 02:25 PM   #108 
  - As the bully society, we should embrace credit checks...  Deep13   Mar-02-10 02:51 PM   #110 
  - Honored to be Rec # 131!  David Zephyr   Mar-02-10 02:52 PM   #111 
  - Poor credit is an adverse attribute that could indicate susceptibility via bribery.  OneTenthofOnePercent   Mar-02-10 03:01 PM   #112 
  - my blog post on the subject  tabbycat31   Mar-02-10 09:14 PM   #115 
  - Need we more proof that when it comes to business, Americans are cannibals.  gtar100   Mar-04-10 12:36 AM   #116 
  - Good. I don't trust HR/management with this info...  WorseBeforeBetter   Mar-04-10 12:51 AM   #117 
  - This Should Be The Law in EVERY State I believe its an Infringement on Our Rights!!!  Corey_Baker08   Mar-04-10 01:02 AM   #118 
  - Excellent idea. Should have been done years ago. nt  BlueIris   Mar-04-10 04:15 AM   #119 
 

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