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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Employers breathtaking arrogance
Its common practice today in order to secure a job you need to submit to a background CV type check including educational background. I have been through a ten year check. In my current role I was asked to go through the same thing however as I had the offer of employment and the contract was jointly signed, I decided to ignore HR's mundane request for the completion of the vetting form until they eventually elapsed! The reason i ignored it was two fold firstly i didn't want my background delved into, unnecessarily anyway. The other is on principle I disagree with this big brother approach if an employer feels you have the attributes for the job then why not give that person a chance. The only area I believe checks should be mandatory are jobs where you are working with the young old or disabled and obviosly any governmental role where security could be breached i.e Police Force. The reason my company insist on the vetting is because we are IT security specialists however as i am in sales I feel its less appropriate for myself. They do like a copy of your drivers licence and insist on business insurance which cost me more money up to that point I was getting away with insurance based on use for commuting to work place. It annoys me as most of my journeys are into London where I let the train take the strain.
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