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  •  But the scenario you cite doesn't require a (0+ / 0-)

    credit check.  Look at the CV, and if the applicant has up-to-date experience in the area you need, then good.  WTF is the purpose of a credit report for that???  A credit report won't say shit about how well someone operates a forklift in Costco.  A bankruptcy won't say shit about how well that forklift is operated either.  Simply irrelevant.

    •  Of course it's irrelevant. (0+ / 0-)

      to those jobs. But that doesn't mean employers don't use that as a screening tool anyway.

      There is a mentality that many have today that says the poor, long term unemployed, and people with bad credit are lazy and untrustworthy.

      A stigma if you will.

      I don't see why someone who has been out of work 1 year can't drive a hilo at costco, or someone with bad credit for that matter.

      But credit reports are used as a judge of character, trustworthiness and work ethic.

      And they have no place except for high finance.

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