EXPLAIN TO SOME OF THESE WORRY WARTS WHAT A I9 IS.
Its verification of employment eligibility.
SO many people in this industry cower in fear when applying for a job is amazing. As if its the only industry or only trucking company in the world.
STOP IT PEOPLE. Its not that serious.
Employment History Question
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Wow. No problemo. My mommy is always willing to write a letter saying that I was good. And notary publics are not judges on the bench. They'll sign and seal anything you pay them for. I know a receptionist at a commercial sign company who's a notary public.
Notarizing a paper is no proof of anything at all.... But I'll be doing some house repairs to butter up my mom in the meantime. This thread is hilarious.
FINALLY SOMEONE WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR AND REALITY!
Thats what I'm talking about. Its a absolute joke to have a letter notarized saying "I sat home and binged watched tv for months on end an ate sht food.....cause my stripper girl friend made enough cash to support us for months..... while i banged her friends when she wasn't home...I figured I wanted my ROI (return on investment. Since I paid for her boobs and her tummy tuck...".
I swear to go d if someone asks me to notarize a letter explain time gaps in employment, I will write that down and post a copy of a notarized email i sent to the company saying that. hahahahhahah
IF the company is requiring a notarized letter, it is because the company wants to be reasonably sure that it was written by someone other than the job applicant.
A notarized letter is proof that it was signed by the author of the letter. A notary will verify the signature, and sometimes require that the document be signed in the presence of the notary. A notary should not sign and seal a letter that's providence cannot be verified by the notary.
A notarized letter does not prove that the contents of the letter are accurate. It only proves that the letter:
- Was signed by (presumably) it's author.
- That the notary witnessed the signature.
- The notary made a reasonable attempt to verify the authors identity via drivers license, or some other proof of I.D to the notary's satisfaction.
- And sometimes the person signing the letter will take an oath or affirmation that the facts stated in the letter are true under penalty of perjury.
For more information why an employer (or anyone else) might require a notarized document, follow this link: https://www.asnnotary.org/?form=basicdutiesLast edited: Jul 21, 2015
I don't think anyone here doubts the fact that perhaps one company would request a letter, and another would not. The fact is, is that it seems that some employers have, at least in the recent past, asked for a letter explaining or verifying long lapses in employment.
My guess is that in as few as 15 years ago, computerized background checks were not as easy and cheap as they are now. I'm also guessing that the Feds wanted some sort of proof that a reasonable attempt was made to do a background check, and verify employment history. 10 or 15 years ago, a notarized letter would have been proof that the employer made some sort of effort to verify large gaps in employment.
Why ask for one in this day and age? Policies die hard? They ask because they always have?
But that's just me guessing, grasping at straws to make sense, as to why an employer would want a notarized letter.
The argument was not about notarized letters being mandatory, it was about whether or not the employer would ask for one.
By all accounts of the research I've done, there is at least some probability that an employer may ask for a letter explaining/verifying large employment gaps.
And as for the fact that you've never been asked for one.... SO WHAT! That fact has no bearing on the possibility that an employer wont ask anyone, ever, for one.Last edited: Jul 21, 2015
G.Anthony Thanks this.
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