This is a reason why I might not of gotten hired, any thoughts? - page 2

After reading numerous things on why people don't get hired. I figured it must be my credit report. After getting laid off in 07, well life wasn't grand for me. After no one would hire me, because my... Read More

  1. by   HeartsOpenWide
    I don't understand what it is your employers business what your credit score is.
  2. by   MERRYWIDOW46
    My credit was ruined 9 years ago by a fatal illness of my spouse. I tried to talk to creditors to no avail when it first started. We went from two middle incomes to me being the only one making money. My spouse was ill for 9 months prior to his death. Insurance did not begin to cover things. I had to divest of everything, savings, retirement, investments, etc for him to qualify for LTC *(had he not died at 52 yoa he would have beein in LTC for the remainder of his life). I am FINALLY, getting back on an even keel and able to start saving. However, I have multiple legal judgements. First time I went to court and explained my issues to the judge his response was, "I am sorry your husband died. You and He had these debts and they must be paid on their terms NOT your ability to pay. You have your income garnisihed". Some creditors took 50% others 25%. It was devestating and no fault of mine, but I paid the price. Bad enough I had the loss and grief, had to pay through the nose also.
  3. by   617ebony
    So sorry to hear of everyone's troubles.

    I think after 7 years most negative reporting qualifies for removal from your credit report.

    Good luck.
  4. by   Lorelei525
    wow what an eye opener. I didn't know that people did credit checks for employment. Maybe that makes sense in a bank where I am handling money and might be tempted to steal if broke. But in nursing. Give me a drug test, that I understand. I am going to be handling meds. but a credit check
  5. by   caliotter3
    Credit checks are primarily used to verify information given elsewhere on the application, such as previous addresses.
  6. by   Nurseismade RN
    Quote from bellynursegurl
    Thanks so much for the reply. I kind of found out why. It seems the travel agency I worked for (not mentioning names) removed me from their system. Probably because I didn't want to travel anymore. So without references no one will hire me. I do have my tax return. But, who wants to spend the time to check it, when they can hire someone with references. I do have previous co-workers, managers, etc. But, they don't want that they want to talk to the company.

    I have entered myself back into college and will be switching careers while I work at all these agencies. I am apparently not good enough to have a home. Still here "you don't have enough experience" or "you have none at all". Not getting a BSN, because I feel I will just hear the same thing upon graduation.

    I was trying to be hopeful, but I gave up.
    I refuse to get a BSN....I tried couple of years ago but found it was a money making racket, in that all I was doing was research and writing papers all the time....I was already an RN so they focus on non nursing stuff....hated it....I found it boring and expensive. I know all about evidence based practice..don't need to spend thousands just for the letters BSN. Like you said if they are only hiring BSN then its their loss. BTW...I got a job at Tufts on med surg/tele floor.....with no BSN....but I did have two years of acute may want to work at an acute rehab like spaulding or sinai as a stepping stone....but the money was not great.