What would you do?

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by Lazer, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Lazer

    Lazer Light Load Member

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    A couple months ago, we were informed by our employer that one of the largest customers they have is requiring all employees of our company that deliver to the customer must submit to background and credit check.
    The reason giving was the customer wants to 'know who is on their property'.
    I dont have a problem with the background portion, heck I have a CDL w/haz., a PEC card, etc.
    My concern is the credit check, now my credit is excellent, I dont want inquireis on my credit report.
    We employee's were told if we did not comply, we would be terminated.
    How would you all here handle this situation?
    I did, against my better judgement, comply. But still leaves a bitter feeling.
     
  2. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    Companies are getting desperate. I'm sure the credit check is for any damage. If you want to stay in this industry, you have to comply. I'm the defiant type, and would tell them to pound sand,,but if I had little ones and a roof to pay for, guess what, I'd probably do it too. Just like when drug testing came about. Comply, or you're out the door.
     
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  3. dibstr

    dibstr Road Train Member

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    An employer credit check reveals a modified version of your credit history. It is a soft inquiry and as such will show on a normal credit report but does not affect your credit like a hard inquiry will. You, lenders and potential lenders can see a soft inquiry, but potential employers cannot see them if they run a credit check.
     
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    dibstr Road Train Member

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    Actually they are checking for late payments and debt problems to evaluate the financial risk that an employee or potential employee poses or may pose.
     
  5. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    I could see an employee, but I think this person can't even deliver something. That's going too far, but again, what choice do they have?
     
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  6. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

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    I couldn't believe the stealing going on in Oil Field.
    I'd say it's a good idea.
     
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  7. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    this is true, they are checking to see if that particular person would have a reason or be more apt to steal items.

    i been thru credit checks myself, no big deal.


    Why Are Credit Checks Done for Employment?
     
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  8. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    I think you guys are missing the point. To drop off 2 pallets of diapers, or whatever? They could kiss my touchas.:biggrin_25513:
     
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  9. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    I would have to go with Semi retired on this one. I have never had nor heard of a job that I HAD to have though.
    Talking to my SIL a few days ago, since our state legalized recreational marijuana, one of the big mines, which is a major employer here with good paying jobs, now drug tests everybody every 30 days, instead of the old random policy.
     
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  10. AModelCat

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    I'd tell them to piss off.

    Probably want to see who's in debt up to their eyeballs so they know who's desperate enough to put up with their crap.
     
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