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Old 12-02-2015, 10:06 AM
 
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I work in HR and spend a lot of time in recruiting and staffing. Many times we don't verify the dates of employment for people who say they worked for a large company who used THE WORK NUMBER because they charge a fee to verify the person's employment. ($27-34)

We just take the applicants word for it, unless it is an executive position.

https://www.theworknumber.com/verifi....google.com%2F

https://www.theworknumber.com/verifi...ifications.asp


Something to consider if you want to lie on your resume and employment application and say you worked for a large company.
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Old 12-02-2015, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Also salary information has to be initiated by the subject. The subject has to request a PIN from TWN and supply it to the verifying entity.
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:26 PM
 
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OP: Why don't you just call the employer to verify employment? There is no need to go through a service or pay anything.
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:39 PM
 
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OP: Why don't you just call the employer to verify employment? There is no need to go through a service or pay anything.
The payroll or HR folks at these companies have outsourced the employment verification of these companies to THE WORK NUMBER. But THE WORK NUMBER will not give out information unless the party pays the fee.
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Old 12-02-2015, 06:49 PM
 
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The payroll or HR folks at these companies have outsourced the employment verification of these companies to THE WORK NUMBER. But THE WORK NUMBER will not give out information unless the party pays the fee.
Geez. That would just make me want to Retire Now.

Oh, and that charge is if you're using TWN to verify employment. Otherwise, they are provided an employer number to use.
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Old 12-03-2015, 04:18 AM
 
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If the potential employer calls the applicants old work place to verify employment they are told to call THE WORK NUMBER. When they contact THE WORK NUMBER they are asked to pay a fee.

My point is that if someone wanted to make up a false claim about working somewhere, use a real employer that uses THE WORK NUMBER because many potential employers will not pay the fee and will just take your word for it.
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Old 12-03-2015, 05:31 AM
 
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If the potential employer calls the applicants old work place to verify employment they are told to call THE WORK NUMBER. When they contact THE WORK NUMBER they are asked to pay a fee.

My point is that if someone wanted to make up a false claim about working somewhere, use a real employer that uses THE WORK NUMBER because many potential employers will not pay the fee and will just take your word for it.
Ridiculously bad advice. But that's to be expected from someone who adopts a new persona every week.

With the employer code and the applicant's SSN, there is no fee. But you'd know that if you weren't Retired Now.
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Old 12-03-2015, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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Ridiculously bad advice. But that's to be expected from someone who adopts a new persona every week.

With the employer code and the applicant's SSN, there is no fee. But you'd know that if you weren't Retired Now.


Sorry I cant rep you again lol


Not sure why he keeps coming up with new names and trying to fool everyone by changing up who he describes himself as haha
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Old 12-03-2015, 08:27 PM
 
Location: CasaMo
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Will this guy ever stop? This nonsense has been going on since 2009 at least!
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:40 PM
 
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OP: Why don't you just call the employer to verify employment? There is no need to go through a service or pay anything.
The Work Number is who you verify through, if the company uses it you have no choice. My last employer would fire people for verifying employment or referencing past employees.
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