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    What Does This Mean?

    A little bit of background.

    I started a new job not long ago, subject to satisfactory references & a criminal record check. Despite geting the push from my last job for dishing out racist abuse, having a record as long as your arm & punting a CV with more fairy-tales than your average Harry Potter book, I thought I'd try my luck & signed all the consent forms.

    Today I was pulled out of the office by HR.

    They had my references from the jobs I'd listed & as is my custom, they were shite.

    The girl was prepared to give me a chance though & after charming her a little, was told to go back to work. I figured this might be a good time to clear the air & mention the record. I told her the story (minus the spoon) & again, she was prepared to give me another chance.

    I figured I was home-free.

    Then later on she came up to me & asked me to sign this



    Bear in mind they already have my references, what do they really want me to sign this consent form for?

    It says they will pass information on about me, but to who? Surely my old employer has no business knowing what my new employment is? It's nonsense.

    One theory I have is that the TP could be the dole office, checking if you've been working on any days you have been claiming, but that's not something I need worry about.

    I'm just wondering what the hell they actually want this for?

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    What country are you in ? UK?

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    Probably going to check how many jobs you listed were fake jobs. I mean, you weren't really a world reknowned brain surgeon were you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman View Post
    UK?
    UK.

    Probably going to check how many jobs you listed were fake jobs
    They've already done that.

    It says they will pass information on, not collect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shitman
    They've already done that.
    Doubt if they bothered, now that you are working for them they have to keep your info to themselves unless you sign that form.

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    If you don't sign will they show you the door?
    If not say "no thank you" and smile.

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    Probably a check with the UK Cutlery Authority to see if you're licensed to carry a concealed spoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Doubt if they bothered
    She had them in front of her. If she hadn't, I wouldn't have confessed all before the record check came back next.

    now that you are working for them they have to keep your info to themselves unless you sign that form
    No shit, Sherlock. I know that.

    I'm wondering who they are going to pass it to?

    If you don't sign will they show you the door?
    After all the favours she's granted me, it would be an insult if I didn't, so probably.

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    Well at the bottom it says, "I consent to my data being passed on to a previous employer (Third Party).

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    No employer will give a bad reference, the worst they will say is that you worked for them, but by sending your cv to them they will find out how inaccurate or accurate it maybe.

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    it says, "I consent to my data being passed on to a previous employer (Third Party)
    It's worded like that, but when they say TP they could mean literally anyone. I can understand them asking people about me, but telling people about me is another matter.

    It doesn't make any sense.

    Maybe it's nothing, but I get the feeling there's more to this than meets the eye.

    No employer will give a bad reference, the worst they will say is that you worked for them, but by sending your cv to them they will find out how inaccurate or accurate it maybe
    But after accepting I'm an ex-villan with a moody CV, why are they bothered how accurate my CV is?

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    Perhaps they need your permission to run a criminal records check with the CRB. The fact that you've admitted to a crim past doesn't mean they won't still do a check.

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    Basically, an employer needs your permission to search your past records. Specifically University and Higher Education records.

    Data Protection Act.

    Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
    Last edited by Michael; 21-05-2008 at 02:43 AM. Reason: Particularly changed to Specifically.

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    Looks like doing further background checks on you. Probably nothing to worry about, and really what choice do you have?

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    Bummer. Don't know about laws in the UK, SM, so keep your spirits up and just sign. As BM says above, you really have no choice. A kiss for luck to you.

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    Get a copy of the form. And ask your supervisor to sign it.

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    ask her the same question.

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    Give her a form of your own to get her details

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    Get a copy, go to citizens advice. See what they say. Might save you having to shag her if shes a moose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shitman
    I'm wondering who they are going to pass it to?
    Ever thought of asking HR?

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    Call her up and ask her to wxplain what the logic is behind the request.

    Just remind her you are shitman and that you may need help understanding.

    If she receptive to explaining, consider yourself 70% on the way to shagging her. Do not offer her 1000THB though.

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    Walk out of the job in protest.


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    I would not sign such a form out of principle, it gives them a blank cheque to use without letting you know what for.

    Say that you'd gladly consent to specific inquiries/actions they may want to take if they let you know what these are.

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    I wouldnt sign it before i dunno whats for....

    As many told u already, ask her for what exactly they need this form...
    If she expalins it to u, its up to u to sign it or not, but i guess anyway if u will know it or not, theres a big chance to get sacked if u refuse....

    Bad situation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Shitman
    I'm wondering who they are going to pass it to?
    Ever thought of asking HR?
    All honest people and not on the company payroll of course?

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