A real valid reason for employers to .......

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by EweSheep, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    make sure you take your kids to school before they hire you??????????

    Here is the paragraph from the newsletter. I fell out of my chair reading that. Can they REALLY do that?

    Now is the time to establish a record of responsibility. Note that all tardiness and absences are reported on report cards/transcripts. Many times, employers will ask for a copy of a student's transcript before hiring in order to verify an employee's work ethic and time management.

    Why should it be the employer's problem? I don't think they CARE what you do with your family or what you do with your time with your kids AFTER hours. I thought they really go after your credits, your resume, references and work history.

    Jeez, that to me, is a bit too far!
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2012
  2. missydcpc

    missydcpc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2011
    South-Central PA
    Don't they mean your transcript, ie first job.
  3. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2010
    north of eternity
    They have been doing that for years...we do it when hiring new starts to see if they have been reliable in showing up for obligations. [​IMG]
  4. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Yeah, thats bad for us. No matter how hard I try, DS is always running late. If I get him up 15 minutes early, we are still a few minutes late. I am on time, its him I wait for. And what about the kids that drive themselves to school? How is that the parents fault if they stop and get a biscuit at chick filit and make themselves late?
  5. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2010
    north of eternity
    Isn't it talking about checking the student's history when the student is the one being hired? Maybe I missed something.
  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    Quote:This is the way I read it. They are not checking uo on the parent but the child. Do you have further information you're not telling us that says they are checking up on the parent?
  7. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    My kids needed work permits to get jobs and the permits were issued by the school. One of the things the school takes into consideration is absences.. I can't imagine an employer would want my child's school records if I was applying for a job. If so, makes me glad I'm self-employed. 2 of my 3 kids have perfect attendance this year (the third was hospitalized) so we would pass...but that is NONE of their business!
  8. Nitrous

    Nitrous Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2011
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    The potential employer is checking the job applicant's tardiness history, not the parents.

    If a kid is late to school every day, what are the odds, he/she'll bother to show up to a job on time?

    If they got Cs and Ds, will they be an awesome employee? Odds are not in their favor. Some jobs prefer that person. Because you do not have to pay them much. "You get what you pay for".

    If they prove they are good workers, they will move up. If not...
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2012
  9. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It is my opinion that this is just a variation on the old "PERMANENT RECORD" scare tactic that school administrators have been using forever. Y'all remember that one, "This will go on your permanent record and follow you around for the rest of your life!"


    About 20 years ago OldGal and I were called to school to discuss some minor infraction that my stepson had allegedly committed and the assistant principal actually had the gall to try using that one on us. Since I'm by nature an old windmill tilter from way back the following conversation ensued:

    I let her off the hook. I'm not sure why. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2012
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    No it specificially said for PARENTS, not the kids! It was a newsletter for parents.

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