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  •  I can relate Nancy (6+ / 0-)

    Recently I was offered an interview for a retail job, well below my experience level, but I was not chosen, after they met me in an interview that I thought was fairly easy and went well. I am in my mid 50's and the others in the group interviews were all much younger with one exception (a man applying for a stock job, he said he was a social worker in the past). I was told there were just too many people applying for them to hire all who qualified. (well duh)

    Oh by the way, before I learned I was not chosen for this job I was asked to give up personal info, including my SS# for a background check. I asked for a copy of such to be sent to me as is my right here, but have yet to get it. I have no arrests or anything that would cause me to be rejected, but now I am fearful of who had access to my info and will be paying closer attention to my credit reports than usual

    Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. - Dalai Lama

    by kimoconnor on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 09:27:02 AM PST

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    •  I thought... (0+ / 0-)

      ... that a background check would come after they'd decided to make you an offer. I would never give up my SS# to just anyone who asked for it. At least I've never had anyone ask for it recently.

      •  I thought I would get hired (0+ / 0-)

        I too assumed they would not do this if they had no plans to hire me, a big mistake.

        Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. - Dalai Lama

        by kimoconnor on Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 09:25:17 AM PST

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