Even shitty jobs want your history. References. Getting a job sweeping hallways now is like getting into Northrop Grumman used to be.
And Roger Miller’s “two hours of pushin’ a broom” don’t earn a “8×12 for-rent room” anymore. (Cont.)
— Roy Edroso (@edroso) August 10, 2019
These days, jobs require around as much background checking as when I got my secret clearance in the Army in 1995. That’s a huge change that is just absurd and not discussed often. All this with no evidence that it improves anything, but it certainly harms the already-downtrodden.
One job I applied for at MetLife, the background check was actually more intensive than my secret clearance in the military. Note that in this job (which I declined) I wouldn’t have been handling any financial data and would’ve had no access to customer information.