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Old 09-09-2013, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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So I am applying at a large well known telecom company and they won't let me advance unless I complete a tax credit screening. I know some companies get these credits from the gov. for hiring certain disadvantaged applicants.

Who gets and keep this datas because they are asking very personal questions? Have you received food stamps, how many people in your household and how much do each of them make? Why does anyone have a right to know what other residents of my household make!

Do we have any privacy left?
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:14 PM
 
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I filled out an online app today and it gave me the option to fill it out at that point or at another time. I figured I'd go ahead and do it, but when I opened it up, it asked for my SSN. I am not going to give a company my SSN, DOB or any other personal information until I'm hired by them. This is the first time I've had this come up for me with an online app.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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What I found out is that they require all info but when I didn't put in what my wife made it let me advance. Now they may kick it back and if they do, I will probably just pass on this company. If it can be verified the employer won't get any of this info I will probably complete it, if it gets rejected and kicked back to me.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:25 PM
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Location: Ohio
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If it determines whether or not you get hired at that place, would it make a difference? Big companies want the tax credit and it might be a determining factor in selecting one applicant over another.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:26 PM
 
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What I found out is that they require all info but when I didn't put in what my wife made it let me advance. Now they may kick it back and if they do, I will probably just pass on this company. If it can be verified the employer won't get any of this info I will probably complete it, if it gets rejected and kicked back to me.
I received an email from them telling me they received my application, etc., but it didn't mention anything about being incomplete because I didn't take the survey. I didn't even try to make it advance without my info. I'll take the survey when and if the time comes.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:30 PM
 
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If it determines whether or not you get hired at that place, would it make a difference? Big companies want the tax credit and it might be a determining factor in selecting one applicant over another.
Which would not be a problem with me, but requesting that I take a survey which asks for my SSN at this level of the application process really doesn't give me a "warm fuzzy."
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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If it determines whether or not you get hired at that place, would it make a difference? Big companies want the tax credit and it might be a determining factor in selecting one applicant over another.
Becaue the questions asked on that survey are very private, and frankly offensive. Let me ask you I promise not to do anything bad with your SS# want to post it on CD, we know the answer already.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I will not provide my SSN in online applications (when I'm looking). If the site won't let me proceed I put in all zeroes or nines. My current employer did the tax screening but not until after I'd accepted their offer.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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I will not provide my SSN in online applications (when I'm looking). If the site won't let me proceed I put in all zeroes or nines. My current employer did the tax screening but not until after I'd accepted their offer.
So did you complete the tax screening, did it ask such personal questions as I posted?
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:49 PM
 
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Can you plug in a dummy SSN on these surveys?
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