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Should pre-employment credit checks be banned?

I think so!!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35647426/ns/business-us_business/

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:41 AM on Mar. 2, 2010 in Money & Work

Answers (11)
  • YES! My credit score has nothing to do with my ethics, honesty, or ability to be a good, hard working employee.
    StellarJKD

    Answer by StellarJKD at 11:46 AM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Yes! I agree with STellar!
    chefronswife

    Answer by chefronswife at 11:50 AM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Nope. I think it's fair to hold people accountable.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:51 AM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • I feel like it should be banned. It should be based on my ability to get the job and nothing else.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:22 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • I meant DO the job
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:23 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Yes! Credit scores have nothing to do with work ethic!
    Katt709

    Answer by Katt709 at 12:29 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Answered at 11:46 AM on Mar. 2, 2010 by: StellarJKD YES! My credit score has nothing to do with my ethics, honesty, or ability to be a good, hard working employee.


     I absolutely agree with this^^^^^^^^

    Cindy18

    Answer by Cindy18 at 12:29 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • I think it depends on the job. If you are applying to be a loan officer at a bank I think a credit check is very relevant. Really any job where someone might have access to large amounts of money or might be responsible for helping customers make financial decisions should have a credit check.


    As for those saying your credit score has "NOTHING to do with your ethics, honesty, or ability...", that may be true for you, but in many instances a low credit score reflects an individuals propensity to make poor financial decision's or take on debt that they cannot handle. 

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:41 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Was supposed to be - "individual's propensity to make poor financial decisions"
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:44 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • I think it should be up to the discretion of the employer. I agree with PP that there are definitely some jobs where a credit check is warranted.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:24 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

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