Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 4 weeks ago

If you owe money to a cell phone provider, would that affect your chances of getting a job with them? ?

Someone I know owes a cell phone provider from years ago, and they recently had an interview with that provider. The interview went good, but they need to do a background check first before making the decision to hire. With the background check, do cellphone providers typically check for due balances, and could they use it against someone in the hiring process?

5 Answers

  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Yes and yes. During the hiring process he will have been asked if he had ever used their services and they will quickly find out if he has and owes them or lied on his application. Either way he will not get the job.

  • 4 weeks ago

    If you owned a business, and a customer hadn't paid their bill, would you hire them?

    Note: The background check doesn't really matter. The INTERNAL record check will catch the default before they even contact whoever they use for background checks.

  • Lisa A
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    They will check your credit repot as a part of the background check. If you have ruined your credit by not paying your cell phone bill, you might not have much of a chance.

  • 4 weeks ago

    It can, but in a broader sense as some employers do a credit check on prospective employees because they see it as metric to determining their character.  If the debt is really old, it may not even be on the cell phone carrier's books thus moot.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It will show the credit report and the charge off would be there unless it's over 7 years.

    I wouldn't hire them.

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