After all the horror stories over the years in which people put stupid pictures, videos, and statements on social media only to get in trouble with the law, you’d think people would have learned. Still, there are people out there that don’t look hard enough for things that may otherwise be right in front of their own eyes.
A few years ago I was in a waiting room for an interview and naturally sparked a conversation up with the most attractive girl within earshot. I ended up getting her number and talking to her a few times and eventually losing interest (sounds original, right?). But I also found out about the job we were both applying for and saw some recent reviews via GlassDoor.com (which is a job review site for consumers and potential employees). It ended up being a sham of a firm and a waste of time. That was enough to help me out with said girl, but I also decided to do a little digging on my own (because I was a supersleuth by then). She ended up having fled the area she was from (the Northeast) and her college (Syracuse) because of a hit and run accident that killed a couple people. I lost interest quick.
Fast forward to a current situation where I decided to do a quick Google search on an employee contact list a friend of mine just received. It’s always fun to check up on peoples’ credibility and see whether their tall tales actually check out. And this case couldn’t have been weirder. One such person came up as not having gone to the same school and having changed their name. They changed their name to disassociate from a relatively recent arrest. So how is it that people can’t merely look up names and figure shit out on their own? Why are their still firms that are outsourced and actually get paid to do background checks? Fuck some finger prints and piss tests. I can just Google you.