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I really would like to know what my credit score or credit history, filled with potential errors that arise from mis-reporting by businesses, and mis-filing by the credit bureaus (Who are given too much influence over our lives), has to do with my ability to accurately and courteously ring up a customer's books at a bookstore, or to do any particular job.
Indeed, my credit history really has no more to do with my ability to do any given job than my medical history does.
I AM still looking for a job, after 21 months, and I know that in the past I have been passed over in favour of other candidates due to my credit report. No employer needs to know whether I have been late with the payment on my personal loan at the credit union, or missed a payment to EWEB (thank you California for causing our electric rates to get jacked up -- remember their flirtation with deregulation?).
Furthermore, my credit was okay until shortly after I became unemployed. Being unemployed is what ruined it -- I was forced to choose between paying a credit card bill, or payine EWEB, choose between making the car payment or paying the doctor's office (sort of important for an asthmatic to be able to continue seeing her doctor, you know).
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