Bel/Safe now wants personal information on AGR Owners & Techs in order to decide if they could be in the TPA program. What happened to the personal information privacy act? If you don’t give info are you automatically dropped? If a person does have a prior record but is clean now, isn’t it discrimination to ban them from program? I don’t understand how they could require this information without being discriminatory in it’s use.
Another Happy Day spent not being in the industry.
Here's a quick thought:
Would it be wise, to give, willingly, your critical employee information to your direct competitor?
Likely, this information will include tenure, therefore experience, as well as crucial contact information, though simple searching by employee name would be enough to get started, if, and of course, only if, your competitor was building a database of potential techs to target with employment offers.
Not saying that is happening, but c'mon, let's not be naive here. You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist to make a leap of 6" on this one.
But hey, it's all done under the warm, fuzzy topic of background checks and consumer happiness, and safety, right? Sure, right. That's all it is.
When WILL this industry learn?
you are a smart guy you know why they have to check.
the only surprise should be that they waited this long.
its not that you dislike the check I think you just hate who is doing it.
See if you are a vendor who is approved and on the "list" as they say.
The person or company that recommends you is liable... if you or your tech
Rob, steal or hurt a customer and the connection is the TPA.
Many years ago a Home supply store got in trouble when it didn't check its sub contractors it recommended to install carpet purchased there.
Then the carpet guy assaulted a customer in their home.
Home supply store was found liable because it didn't even bother to check out the people it recommended.
Your issue isn't that someone asks if your employees are scum bags.
I bet its just you hate everything about who asked and nothing they do
you would ever find any value in.
... any skeletons in your closet
You sir, are not correct they want YOU to run background checks on YOUR techs. Not them run it.
sorry for the confusion that is what I meant
you would have to check your YOUR employees that way its the company that is on the hook for its people.
Mike you are retired and shouldn't care about this S h @#
leave this to that Rats still in the race
background checks are cheap and you can subscribe to a service.
I pay 35 a year and can run as many BG checks as I want.
Just trying to understand. If I have a AGR shop on the Bel/Safe program and six employees and one turns up with a record I’m supposed to fire that person or be removed from program? If this person is obviously getting their life on track and has been a great Tech and a good person, I either punish them (fire) or get punished (taken off program). Affecting me & my five other employees. Do I have this correct?
Yes I’m retired and enjoying it. But still here to stand up for what is right and the entertainment value 🙂.
After posting here for so many years and being so active in industry issues I’m flattered that people know who I am and take my opinions so seriously. I thought no one knew who I was even though I was always visible.
Just wish the people who know who I am would stop hiding who they are. It does weaken their credibility. I’m always free for lunch so stop hiding.
Mike (now I know)
it doesn't mean you have to fire him
it does mean that you are now aware of your employees past
and are on the hook if he does something he was known for.
Also you risk being kicked off a net work if your guy commits a crime
on your time and dime.
it boils down to what did you know and when did you know it.
Keep your offenders in shop its safer and less risk.
but what ever you do accept the responsibility for it both financially
I think like the other guy but will say it.
IF you don't run a background check these days and or don't care about it
you are better off retired lol
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