Whew - I'm clean!
By John Clingan on Aug 17, 2004
I just submitted my paperwork to get my badge renewed at a customer. They are requiring a background check! I had to submit some minimal information about myself and the 3rd party company tried to dig up dirt on me. I am almost squeaky clean. They found that I had been in a car accident in the last few years when searching the department of motor vehicles (yeah, my fault - and my first accident). I don't think that will stop me getting a badge as driving a forklift is not in my job description, although I do have to maneuver the parking garage ...
Given the industry I support, I would expect no less than a background check these days. It has been 7.5 years since I have interviewed for a job outside of Sun, so is this becoming the norm for employers as well? I actually think it is a good idea to protect employers.