As more potential employers conduct credit checks, do you feel that this should influence a job offer? I believe that a credit score is an arbitrary number that may or may not reflect poor choices made in the past.
I have bad credit. I admit I made mistakes in my past. I trusted too much and put myself in a dangerous financial position. I was a stay at home mother that relied on her husband for income. I was sixteen when I got married.
I've learned a lot since then, especially since going through a painful divorce. I have been trying to raise myself out of the mistakes. I want to help others. It's part of why I want to be a nurse. I want to set an example for my eleven year old. We all mess up. Some of us more badly than others, but we can't go around feeling sorry for ourselves.
We have to pick ourselves up and say, "Okay, this was not a good thing. I really messed up big time but I'm going to work to fix this." So how can someone work to fix it when you're going to be judged by the fact that you lost your house...your whole life...? If you have bad credit you're automatically a bad person or thief...? Dishonest? I'm not sure I understand the reasoning behind it and wondered if anyone else is now in school due to divorce or the economy? Thoughts...?