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employee verification (by small potatoes [NY]) Feb 14, 2019 6:36 PM
       employee verification (by Ken [NY]) Feb 14, 2019 7:08 PM
       employee verification (by Vee [OH]) Feb 14, 2019 7:09 PM
       employee verification (by small potatoes [NY]) Feb 14, 2019 9:44 PM
       employee verification (by Robert J [CA]) Feb 15, 2019 12:17 AM
       employee verification (by RentsDue [MA]) Feb 15, 2019 4:10 AM
       employee verification (by David [MI]) Feb 15, 2019 5:38 AM
       employee verification (by David [MI]) Feb 15, 2019 5:38 AM
       employee verification (by David [MI]) Feb 15, 2019 5:39 AM
       employee verification (by Busy [WI]) Feb 15, 2019 8:36 AM
       employee verification (by David [MI]) Feb 15, 2019 8:42 AM
       employee verification (by David [MI]) Feb 15, 2019 8:43 AM
       employee verification (by David [MI]) Feb 15, 2019 8:43 AM
       employee verification (by Busy [WI]) Feb 15, 2019 8:47 AM
       employee verification (by David [MI]) Feb 15, 2019 10:12 AM
       employee verification (by CJ [MO]) Feb 15, 2019 10:26 AM
       employee verification (by David [MI]) Feb 15, 2019 10:34 AM
       employee verification (by Wilma [PA]) Feb 16, 2019 10:51 AM
       employee verification (by Robert J [CA]) Feb 17, 2019 7:05 PM

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employee verification (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2019 6:36 PM
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Have you tried to verify employment from a prospect that works for target? They direct you to a 3rd party outfit that wants $44 for the privilege. I declined. Came across this a few years ago but didn't remember it being so exorbitant. I'll just ask for 2018 W2, thank you very much. --24.194.xx.xx




employee verification (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2019 7:08 PM
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I just get a paycheck and this early in the year get the 1099,for our market target distribution center pays better than the vast majority of our tenants will ever make --72.231.xxx.xxx




employee verification (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2019 7:09 PM
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A lot of employers around me use something called the workplace, applicant applied and pays a few to them that lasts about 6 months, they e-mail out the info.

--76.188.xxx.x




employee verification (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2019 9:44 PM
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it is sad that the Target DC is the top job, think it maxes out at 36K starts at 20-24K. --24.194.xx.xx




employee verification (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2019 12:17 AM
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I have my applicant sign a Employment Verification Form that allows their employer to release earnings and time one the job.

I also demand several pay stubs, a bank account statement showing employment deposit and monthly balances.

When an applicant doesn't deposit but cashes their pay check, they sends up red flags. Paying bills in cash shows a lack of discipline.

After running an applicants credit, if the only issue is employment, I go to their job and look to see if they really work there. Then I speak to a supervisor to confirm employment.

Funny one time when I went to Sears to confirm an applicants employment, I asked all employee's on the floor where my applicant was. I said I needed to speak to that person about a sales question. No one in the store know that employee. --47.156.xx.xx




employee verification (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2019 4:10 AM
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Robert, your response enlightened me. I pay for everything in cash. My mentality is that if I donít have the cash in my pocket I canít afford it. I never thought of that as a lack of discipline but I can see how it could be perceived that way. --71.10.xxx.xxx




employee verification (by David [MI]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2019 5:38 AM
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The Work Number is basically a de facto industry standard for verification of employment at large companies. It allows automated, secure verification by other companies, saving lots of HR manpower. When you start a new job at a large company, the background check may include automated employment verification of your work history using The Work Number.

I have NO problem using it and asking the tenant to foot the bill, as it does not require YOU to provide any info. You just have to provide tenant SSN and some key numbers.

If you're renting to anything other than class A tenants, I would NOT skip on employment verification just because its The Work Number or other automated system. --199.247.xx.xx




employee verification (by David [MI]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2019 5:38 AM
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Sorry, should be "as it does not require you to provide YOUR personal info" --199.247.xx.xx




employee verification (by David [MI]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2019 5:39 AM
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Tenants would know their employer require use of The Work Number for employment verification and depend on mom n pop LLs to not jump thru that hoop --199.247.xx.xx




employee verification (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2019 8:36 AM
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Robert J, I like the Ď in work visití for employers who have a consumer retail location.

Iím one of those small time Ďmom and popí landlords. I donít think tenants should have to pay $44 to get a work place verification, and my state doesnít allow more than $20-25 in app fees. (Apparently their is discrepancy in the statutes, and somebody needs to step up and be the test case that provides case law. Malarkey!)

Itís been said on this forum before, lawmakers donít give us the specific laws, the specific guidelines, instead, they rely on persons with deep pockets to take a case up the courts to determine case law, at the plaintiffís expense. Most people donít want that fight, just capitulate, so, these different agencies get away with creating policies on the fly. Who loses in all of this? The tenants!

Iím adding the two minute workplace screening to my application process. Cannot wait to be labeled a stalker! --70.92.xxx.xxx




employee verification (by David [MI]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2019 8:42 AM
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" I donít think tenants should have to pay $44 to get a work place verification, and my state doesnít allow more than $20-25 in app fees."

I think the work number should have a setup similar to my smart move where you make a request from your account, the applicant gets an email that they pay the fee and complete authorizing, and the info is delivered to you.

That way , you get around the app fee limit.

Theworknumber can charge $44 because thats what the free market bears. --199.247.xx.xx




employee verification (by David [MI]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2019 8:43 AM
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" I donít think tenants should have to pay $44 to get a work place verification, and my state doesnít allow more than $20-25 in app fees."

I think the work number should have a setup similar to my smart move where you make a request from your account, the applicant gets an email that they pay the fee and complete authorizing, and the info is delivered to you.

That way , you get around the app fee limit.

Theworknumber can charge $44 because thats what the free market bears. --199.247.xx.xx




employee verification (by David [MI]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2019 8:43 AM
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" I donít think tenants should have to pay $44 to get a work place verification, and my state doesnít allow more than $20-25 in app fees."

I think the work number should have a setup similar to my smart move where you make a request from your account, the applicant gets an email that they pay the fee and complete authorizing, and the info is delivered to you.

That way , you get around the app fee limit.

Theworknumber can charge $44 because thats what the free market bears. --199.247.xx.xx




employee verification (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2019 8:47 AM
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OTOH, I was once a front end supervisor at one of the big box stores. Employees were allowed no opportunities for any socialization. Cashiers who had worked side by side for years didnít know each otherís name. I worked to change that, I wanted teamwork, I wanted people to want to come to work to see friends. And, if they had friends at work, they had someone they could get a ride from when the car gave them issues, or someone they could swap shifts with when the baby was sick.

Supervisors should know all the employees, but some were clueless. So, if the other employees have no clue who someone is, it could be it was a store with a Ďhead down, work, work, work as a solo person, no teamwork allowedí mentality. So, Iíll have to be watchful.

So far, I have had only a handful of applicants who had employers using one of these services, $44 is a big deal for my applicants! --70.92.xxx.xxx




employee verification (by David [MI]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2019 10:12 AM
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I suspect the big complexes paid for some subscription background check that includes the work number --199.247.xx.xx




employee verification (by CJ [MO]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2019 10:26 AM
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Just checked "work number" website. It is only verifing employment information. No income data? --97.91.xxx.xxx




employee verification (by David [MI]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2019 10:34 AM
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Yes, you can get income as well, you need another "key" or "PIN" from applicant --199.247.xx.xx




employee verification (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Feb 16, 2019 10:51 AM
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I got around that once for someone who was newly employed for a company that used The Workplace - I asked the applicant to see if the person who was responsible for hiring him would be willing to have me call him to ask for a confirmation of hiring and salary. Once I had the name and number, I "back-doored" to be sure the person really worked for the company (called the main number, got the directory listing, and the name and extension matched what I'd been given, so used the system to reach the person). No fee, worked great! Good paying tenant, but his wife was a flake - that taught me to ALWAYS meet both spouses before signing the lease! --71.175.xxx.xxx




employee verification (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2019 7:05 PM
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One time a dancer at the local bar wanted to rent an apartment from me. Her employer wouldn't confirm employment over the phone. So I turned down the applicant. She said I should go by the club, only 3 blocks away, and see her dance. I didn't know it was a "strip club". Once there her boss provide me with the last pay-sub showing a base salary. She also made around $700 a night in tips.

You don't need to ask if I accepted her -- I needed to make the wife jealous. My wife never wanted to go to any of my "C" class properties. After this, when I went to collect rents in the evening, the wife came along to make sure that was the only thing I was collecting. --47.156.xx.xx



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