Do credit checks ever factor into faculty hiring positions?
Date: 08 Mar 2014 19:36
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Some employers use it as evidence of irresposible behavior. It probably woudn't affect you standing in the department, but may raise red flags in HR
If credit scores and other "bad decisions" and "irresponsible behavior" factored heavily into faculty hiring decisions, few of us would get jobs! I think The Simpsons best conveyed this idea:
Lisa: "I feel so much empathy for those villagers. They had to drink their own tears."
Bart: "I was so bored, I cut the ponytail off of the guy in front of us. (holds it to the back his head) 'Look at me, I'm a grad student. I'm 30 years old and made $600 last year.'"
Marge: "Bart! Don't make fun of grad students. They just made a terrible life choice."