[TriLUG] SSN for job apps?
dave at jamsoft.com
Thu May 7 13:12:09 EDT 2009
You could try asking them to assign you an alternate ID number. #4 on this page has more:
Some states put teeth in who can and can't request SSNs. At the moment I don't know if NC statutes have anything to say on the topic.
----- "Carl Crider" <c.crider at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ok, maybe I missed something while being in this contract for the
> last couple of years. I'm getting calls for a contract with AT&T in
> Durham. The reps are nice and they have been able to answer all of my
> questions thoroughly. However, they tell me that AT&T will not submit
> my application/resume without my SSN. Something to do with being able
> to check re-hire status for past employees. If you ask me, it sounds
> fishy. I don't give my number out to anyone, through email, over the
> phone, etc. When they have asked me at the bank, I write it down and
> show it to the teller instead of saying it out loud.
> Please, someone out there give me some input on this. This can't be
> the new way of doing business. If it is, I'm going to do something
> else. With the economy's current "level of suck", identity theft is
> big business all over again.
> "I am not a number .... I'm a free man."
> Carl Crider
> c.crider at gmail.com
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