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Posted By: Law Student on 2006-05-09
In Reply to: A company is ONLY supposed to verify that someone worked there, what dates they worked, whether PT o - WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!

When they said they were not giving references, I took it to mean they would not verify employment. I think that in the common jargon, that could be defined as a reference. The bigger question to ask is this: Why are they refusing to do so? Don't they at least owe this much to the people they shafted?

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They do check past references before an offer of employment is issued.  Don't worry though, it doesn't take them long to get back to you.  I'm sure you are as good as hired.


As far as the references go...
Sometimes you can look in your reference materials for ages and not find what you are looking for.  If you have spelling way off, for example, it can be nearly impossible to find.  Also, I can't speak for others but I continue to look while waiting for an answer to a question on the word board.  I think it is great that we can work together.  In all seriousness in an office setting people help each other all of the time.  Most MTs are just not sitting in an office an able to ask the person next to them so a board like this is a good setting to do so. 
Don't need references
Just tell a potential employer that you cannot risk losing your job, but can prove experience (1099, pay stubs etc.)

Most MTSOs just want to know if you can do the job and a good test will show that.

Offer to work part time at first to prove ability - and don't quit until you pass probation.

Don't be an enabler for DL - they can't continue to cheat people if they have no one to cheat.
I believe they contain derogatory personal comments that are not even relative to the job.  I think the first reference came from Richmond, VA and every time I change jobs they keep getting that same reference. 
I think it is illegal particularly if there are a lot of lies, half truths and gross exaggerations which I think is probably the case. 
I've had the same situation. You just tell them the situation, send them professional references from those you do know who can vouch for your character, and then move on. That's all you can really do.

Advice on job references - please SM

It seems that most companies may want to contact a previous employer as a reference, but if you leave a job because it did not work out for some reason (i.e. scheduling issues), how do you know whether it is appropriate to request that they be used as a reference? Any advice is appreciated.  In addition, I am relatively new with only a couple jobs so far, so any advice on how to handle references in general would be very helpful!   TIA.

They will not give references!
I spoke to someone last night on the inside and Heartland will not give references! How nice is that?
Not giving references
You folks need to contact the Department of Labor as well as an employment lawyer. You have a right to a reference. Do not let these people get away with this!
Took out all the references to attorneys, eh?
Thank you for finally taking your medication.
And have no jobs, and no references?
in bad enough shape!
Amphion checks references only after . . .
Amphion checks references only after an applicant has completed the testing, the telephone interview, and has talked with the hiring manager about references.
It took them over 2-3 weeks to just get my references checked....and....
then by the time they got my references checked, they said that all they had was an opening for third shift, which I was being hired for first shift...so I turned them down.  I had a little bit of hesitancy to begin with before taking the job.  Then, I looked on their website, saw that they offshored, sent the guy an email who was hiring me telling him that I don't think I would be a good fit for a company that offshores (because I do not think it is right),he called me back and emailed me back franticly stating they do not offshore, blah, blah, blah...But that just gave me more leverage to turn down the job ONCE THEY FINALLY called me back...I would be very careful with them...Never worked for them, but that is my experience....
I looked around and see bird references, but
not really an explanation of where it comes from. Is it because she sang Rockin' Robin?
Did references change to refrences in the dictionary? nm
Time to jump in here. Some MTs test well, interview well, only put references on there
that are perfect and basically SUCK when it comes right down to it.
List references, equipment, software, etc. on resume or not? Thank you. nm
I took out the legal references. If anyone has questions about it, email me directly.
I would recommend something other than Webmedx. If you can get good references regarding Transtech,
Only minium wage jobs check references
for some bizzaro reason, I swear.  I wanted to work at a garden nursery and had to list FIVE references and all were checked.  Husband got an IT job dealing with super-duper confidential crap, listed 2 references, and not a single one was called.  What is up with THAT logic?!  Penis=better everything I swear.
I find most joke references to Hitler to be very insensitive
I love relevant, current references in posts.
Business/company references aren't supposed to contain stuff like
Had the same happen here, heard the same thing, good references and good ....sm
job record will get you better $$$ if you are willing to promote yourself, search like crazy, talk to everyone, etc., but I have never been paid a cent more for CMT, what a waste, and all the years I paid my dues to AAMT, what a joke, they did NOTHING to better our field, just took the money for better conventions, as far as I can see.