Monday, November 09, 2015
Offhand train conversation raises a question about employee background checks
‘Whenever I take Amtrak or fly, I usually overhear a lot of workplace conversations. No, I’m not the NSA. People just talk rather loudly. It seems a lot of people are furiously finishing spreadsheets for meetings on the airbooks. Some are talking about their “negotiating positions”. It seems that this world out there is awfully competitive.
I heard a guy talking about his background investigation, and a concern that his name isn’t on a girl friend’s lease where he was living.
I thought, what might have happened from 2003 on when I came back “home” to look after mother, but my name wasn’t on any lease or title. Maybe I could have been denied a job or a clearance. I wondered.