sakhalin wrote:I just recently got hired by the U.S. government. Maybe Chase will leave me alone once I tell them? :P
Don't lay money on that wager. You'd THINK if you have a BIV security clearance, people would trust you more (I mean, they talked, in person, to my college landlord and basically every other person I've ever known), but they don't. And for good reason. Despite how scared I was that I could lose my clearance and therefore my job if I paid a bill even a day late or got so much as a parking ticket based on the spiel I was given when hired, I know of coworkers who have everything from serious credit problems to minor misdemeanors (either NOT traffic-related or SERIOUSLY traffic-related like reckless operation or DUI) and who retain their clearances and jobs. I understand that it would be hard to CONSTANTLY filter for all these issues, but I have coworkers who have never seen the north side of a 650 credit score and still pass their 5-years with flying colors and no extra questions. (for non-feds, don't worry too much, we don't handle personal information, so none of these people I've mentioned are handling your personal information...in our line, it's mostly state secrets, and even then minor ones...97% or more of what I do is public information and can be found on the Google).