Changing my doctor has led me to two visits to give blood within a week, an upcoming colonoscopy, an ultra sound at the end of the month, and a ban on wine for the next month. The latter makes me wonder why I’m trying to wean off the anti-depressants they started me on when I became unemployed.
For some unknown reason, whenever anyone applies for a butler job they have to undergo a credit check. Which is okay if you’ve been in the same job for twenty years and looked after your credit, although the credit validators are far from pure. However, when you’ve been unemployed, had to use your 401k to pay rent, and missed a couple of payments here and there, your credit gets shot. I do object though to people assuming that because you have no credit that it means you are dishonest. But that’s what happens. You have absolutely no money, you’re paying $2,000 a month healthcare for your ailing mother-in-law, so all the bills can’t be paid on time sometime. They do get paid eventually, but how on earth can you pay with nothing? An agency called me today about a job, so rather than they or prospective employers doing a credit check on me, I told them I didn’t have any credit so don’t waste your money or your time in conducting one. I already know what it will say. So because I’m honest and told them, do you think they will do one anyway and then say I’m dishonest? I think it’s ridiculous. Virtually everyone who is out of work has bad credit but they want a job to change it. So I say don’t do credit checks on people, it’s not fair. Feel free to do a criminal check though, and a background check, and a legal to work check.
Give the unemployed a chance!