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Old 02-12-2016, 07:36 PM
 
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This is the background – I was employed at a bank (XYC) for 5 years until I was laid off in 2014 – Itwas devastating but I got lucky enough with my reputations and track record, Iwas immediately hired by a competitor (B). However, a crisis happened in mypersonal life that I needed to quit the current job after only two months – I hadto stay home for a year with my daughter. Fast forward June 2015 –I got offereda job at a local bank and I took it immediately because I did not want to beunemployed any longer (During the time that I Was out of work, I was relying onmy husband salary)… With this new job, I have been successful so far, I’mmanaging a small branch in the city. Again, with a good reputation in bankingindustry (retail banking), I was told that there’s an opening in bank (H) and Iknow that the bank is large enough that I will gain the experience I need tothe next level of my career.




So I applied,- I was recently interviewed and given an offer. I accepted the offer – New jobprospect offers were better pay, excellent location, and awesome benefits- thewhole nine yard. It’s definitely way better altogether. However, they run mybackground check and discovered that I omitted Bank (B) -so investigator immediately asked me aboutit. I told her I did not think it was relevant since I only work there for ashort period of time. I still gave her the info that she needs. Then she saidthey’re requiring a letter from bank (B) stating that I left in good faith withbank letter head required. I called my former employer immediately but I wastold that they do not give those letter as per their policy and procedure, - allformer employees and prospective employer must go through their paid thirdparty for employment verification however their paid third party only provides salary,last held title and Dates of employment. So today, I sent a lengthy email (detailed)explaining the whole situation as to why I left and when. I have also provided amarket manager phone number so they can call (unfortunately, this marketmanager left the bank last year), and a colleague who can vouch for myreputation. In addition, I added the employee relations phone number if theywant to contact and told her that I have already contacted bank (B) HR department and basically the same answered I got was go to a third party. Basically, I triedevery avenue to no avail but most banks would not provide a written letter to anyoneregarding their former employee’s reason for leaving.


I’m just waiting for both the recruiter and the investigator sincethey emailed me this morning prior to my email- so I’m not sure if I still havea shot. They will probably rescind the offer. I hope not. I'm stress and I feel so sad about it. I really want thisjob. I had indicated that I have always taken great pride of my work ethics andit is true. It just that at one point in our life- something happens that wehad to take a setback – Hit a road block- it does not mean we are bad people.
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