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FML - The follow-up

Today, my boss interviewed a prospective employee, my ex-girlfriend. My psycho ex, a kleptomaniac, thinks she's qualified to be a Security Guard. Her background check agrees. FML

wandering_soul Say more :
OP here! Seeing how the background check was clear, I guess the year and a half she spent locked up in an asylum was sealed. She's genuinely psychotic, and it's not some bad breakup kind of hate. As for the job, she was denied based on the results of her MMPI(a psych evaluation test), which were not disclosed. When I applied, I hated that thing, but now I'm kinda glad we have to take it.
By wandering_soul / Wednesday 23 September 2015 18:44 / United States
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Maybe she is a psycho or a kleptomaniac, or maybe she passed the background check because she genuinely deserved to. Just because you had a bad experience with her doesn't mean she doesn't deserve a chance at a job. Of course if you're right then the company will find out soon enough and sack her!

By  nzhx

Well if she checks out then that's a tough one, but maybe talk to your boss and even HR and see what you can do to either find someone better suited, or to ensure that you at least won't have to deal with her? Sorry for your luck, OP.

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The second amendment doesn't control backround checks so not really relevant.. plus they can only go so far, if she's never been arrested or been admitted to a psychiatric hospital, how are they supposed to know?

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Not all security guards carry guns, either. I've seen guards at museums, malls, schools, hospitals, all without guns. Background checks aren't just for gun handling. Some jobs require them for employment. I can't even tell you how many background checks and fingerprint scans I've had done. If I ever commit a crime, they'll have no trouble finding me...

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#16, are you implying that there are background checks required for gun handling? Because I'm more under the impression that they're handed out like sweets on the other side of the pond.

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#16 For the record, i am a security officer. I am not an armed officer because the slight pay raise isnt enough to justify the potential situation. I generally work at factories and smaller events where the clients dont pay the armed fee. I intend to get my concealed carry permit, but i will not register as an armed officer due to issues with the company. #29 Please tell me you are a troll. In the US you have to fill out a 4473, aka federal background check, for all firearms purchases. Dependin

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29-- I wasn't implying anything. I said there are many jobs that require background checks for employment and it would make sense for security guards to have the routine checks. #1 seemed to assume the background check was for a gun permit, but it could have been a standard check to clear her for employment. I really don't know anything about gun buying-- but I'm familiar with routine background checks for employment.

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saying I told u so wasnt the adult part. it was a two step program. Step one deal with it like an adult and wait for the mistake. step two act childish and say I told you so.

By  nzhx

Well if she checks out then that's a tough one, but maybe talk to your boss and even HR and see what you can do to either find someone better suited, or to ensure that you at least won't have to deal with her? Sorry for your luck, OP.

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I feel like suggesting a psych evaluation would go just fine if you managed to convince the boss it was necessary. the easiest way to do that in all honesty is convince the boss she's got creepy plan for him. haha

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So, all you can do is calmly, briefly and sincerely express concerns to Boss/HR. It likely won't make much difference. Oh, and start looking for a new job immediately, in case they hire her.

Maybe she is a psycho or a kleptomaniac, or maybe she passed the background check because she genuinely deserved to. Just because you had a bad experience with her doesn't mean she doesn't deserve a chance at a job. Of course if you're right then the company will find out soon enough and sack her!

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I see your point but having no criminal record or psychiatric record doesn't mean she's a good fit for the job. I have a friend who has gotten in trouble multiple times for stealing money, but continues to lie on her job applications and gets more jobs working the cash register. The cycle just repeats- she steals, gets caught, gets fired (no criminal record), lies and gets a new job, repeat. Someone doesn't get the term kleptomaniac by not being one. OP is in between a rock and a hard place for

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But it could also be the case that she isn't a psycho or kleptomaniac. Just because OP accuses her of it doesn't make it true. She may have changed since they split up and be trying to improve her life.

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Or she just hasn't been caught stealing anything and has never gotten any help. If neither of those things have occurred then a background check would not be able to bring them up at all so she would pass

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If she's psycho then yes OP I right to say to avoid her application. I mean if it were a creepy guy ex then people would swap to the other side of the boat and say to ignore the application immediately.

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