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Old 05-14-2019, 07:58 AM
 
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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.

Oh good grief. He asked a legitimate question. No need to go all OLD GROUCHY MAN on him/her.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:07 AM
 
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My Dad actually dropped dead of a heart attack at work. For a host of reasons they had difficulty reaching my Mom. Ultimately, one of his co workers had the presence of mind to remember that his son was in college locally and they reached out to him (my brother) in an effort to get to my Mom. I was in college out of state. I am sure showing up at the doorstep would have been the next method of contact. And I would have been grateful that they did.

So yeah - stuff like this actually DOES happen. Don't be stupid about this - give them the contact info they are looking for. They might really need it some day.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:31 AM
 
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Schools and colleges ask for the same GD information for the same GD reasons.
Some of you people really get offended over a simple question. Why is that?

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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 hea
How do you know if I have a smart phone? You people who use the word "snowflake" crack me up. Can you avoid following the crowd and think of an original insult?
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Starting a new job and they are asking for both phone number and address. Why would they need an address?
Usually for completeness of contact information. If there was an official document they needed to mail to the emergency contact, they would have it on file. Periodically, you should update the address because people can obviously move, although I donít think Iíve ever been asked to update it.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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If you are hauled off to the ER by ambulance and your emergency contact doesn't answer the phone, wouldn't you like for someone to be able to go to their home and knock, and drop off a note letting them know where you are?
This^^

We've had 2 people have heart attacks at work and die. There was also another guy who had a heart attack but he survived. There was also an employee that got hit by a car crossing the street. You just never know. I'd give the city/state and a good phone number.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:50 AM
 
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Usually for completeness of contact information. If there was an official document they needed to mail to the emergency contact, they would have it on file. Periodically, you should update the address because people can obviously move, although I donít think Iíve ever been asked to update it.
We update ours every year. People die, move, marry, divorce, etc.
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:27 PM
 
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Starting a new job and they are asking for both phone number and address. Why would they need an address?
Think about it.

What if somethings happens and you are sick, or hurt
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:11 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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If you are hauled off to the ER by ambulance and your emergency contact doesn't answer the phone, wouldn't you like for someone to be able to go to their home and knock, and drop off a note letting them know where you are?
Yes. Out of all the things that a modern employer might ask for that is out of bounds, this is not one of them.
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:59 PM
 
Location: California
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They donít need address. Just put city and state and phone number.
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:08 PM
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Location: USA
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Well, I think they want a contact if you don’t show up for work also.
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