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why is the rental agency job i applied for running a credit check?

So i applied to for a maintenance job at an apartment complex. I have the job if I pass a credit check... why are they running it on me for maintenance and what are they looking for exactly...and will a 1 time apartment problem that happened 3 years cause a problem for me if it concerns a little money?

Asked By: - 8/6/2010
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Many potential employers pull credit reports as a way to get some insight into an applicants responsibility and financial management. Some certifications, licenses, and bonding requirements also stiputate a minimum credit score... More
Answered By: bdancer222 - 8/6/2010
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Whether or not you are handling money is not the issue. Employers reserve the right to run credit checks as long as they advise you up front. Whether you are working at McDonalds or at the Federal reserve, they can run a credit check.
Answered By: Jon K - 8/6/2010
 
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