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Old 05-13-2019, 02:30 PM
 
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Why would you not want to make it as easy as possible to reach your emergency contact if the worst happened and you needed them?
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:40 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I can try that although this form says "complete address"
What's the problem giving an address? Witness Protection Program or something? Maybe they want more than one way to contact this person for you. Police on the doorstep?
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:22 PM
 
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Not to sound sarcastic, but it's typically so that your company knows who to contact, and how to contact them in case you have an emergency.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:56 PM
 
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If over time the phone number changes, the address might help establishing contact. Two pieces of information vs. only one. This is for emergencies after all. Duh.
It's not a city data thread unless there is some snark.

I was just curious, that's all. Previous employers only wanted a phone number.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:58 PM
 
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You get squished by a huge rock at work. So if they mail your last paycheck to your apartment, nobody's there to pick it up. So time to mail it to your emergency address.
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:52 AM
 
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Starting a new job and they are asking for both phone number and address. Why would they need an address?
Employers have been asking this information in one form or an other for a century or more.


What do you think they are supposed to do if you drop dead, are injured and or otherwise suffer an emergency situation while at work? Wait for you family/spouse to reach out to them saying "Drago45... didn't come home yet, is everything ok?"


Schools and colleges ask for the same GD information for the same GD reasons.


You little snowflakes crack me up. You yap endlessly on smart/cell phones in public divulging the most intimate details of your life for God and the world to hear, and or post same up and down internet/social media; but yet anyone in any sort of authority asks for information you get all paranoid and wonder "why?".


Did it ever occur to you instead of posting your query here simply to just ask your employer why they want this information. This and or simply write in space "None of your GD business" and see what happens.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:03 AM
 
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A phone number is sufficient. The employer or hospital can call. They would not send anyone to the address of the emergency contacts to inform some news anyway. Only in some serious case, like a big accident on the road and somebody dies, the police come to the emergency contact's door to deliver the news; and they know everybody's address.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:05 AM
 
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Because things happen.

This isn't uncommon.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:47 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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"Hi, Mr.... Jones. Say, Fred got squashed by a forklift, and we were wondering if you had a mop handy?"
Okay you made me laugh out loud at this.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:26 AM
 
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I would want them to have a short list of people (parents, maybe girlfriend) in the event something happened to me on the job.
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