Job search front - great news then terrible news
This is such a long story: I will condense. I started interviewing with this leading financial firm about 8 weeks ago. It's been a long process. It's a very hard place to get into and most people don't get a first interview. I had 4, meeting with most of the IT team and management. The work environment is outstanding with many perks. This job was the diamond in the rough, if you will. Better pay, free benefits!, many other things. I was just happy to get a chance with a great co. with great people and to have a job when mine is over in a month / due to buyout / and the baby is due in December. This place spends a lot of time finding the "right fit with the team and their culture" and I passed.
After 5 interviews, I GOT THE OFFER LETTER! They wanted to meet in person, I signed it, we went over everything...just pending a background check. no problem! I was honest and let them know everything was clean. No issues.
2 long weeks later....finally get a call. They found items on the background check which had nothing to do with me. The biggest is where the builder of our home was being sued by a vendor they used. For some reason this place included us and all our neighbors as defendants! They also found some forced entry with my home address! WHAT! totally not me! Where are they pulling this from! So I called the owner from the builder and he puts me in touch with the attorney who was on the case. He sends me over any docs pertaining to the case and said for this co. to contact him. He was very helpful.
2 days later, this morning, the phone call with HR for the final result...they took the job away due to said items. It wasn't because issues came up, it was because I failed to report them. I asked, how can I report what I didn't know about?! I let them know I was completely honest and if I would have known, I would have reported them, but I just found out (due to their indepth background check.) They said it doesn't matter if I was involved or not, it's seen as a discrepancy, and I didn't report them. They suggested I should have done a background check on myself first, found the items, listed them, then said...not me, not me, not me. They said "we are very black and white here and all we see is what you didn't report vs. what came back." I was very much beside myself and couldn't believe I lucked into this job and then lost it. Trying to get it out of my mind. The entire time I felt as if I was on trial, trying to prove my innocence. For a moment I thought of going after that firm that represented the co for including us on that.
They are sending me a copy via fedex for my records. I still can't believe this.
Last edited by shredmaster; 10-20-2011 at 02:22 PM.