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  • Freaking out over quitting a HS/College Job(long read,cliff notes)

    *Cliff notes at bottom*

    So I worked part time for a local grocery store all through highschool and college and then eventually went full time for the time being until I am hired on by a LE agency. When you go part time to full time, the company forces you to move to a new store then the one you work in part time which I didn't mind at all.

    Now when I moved to the new store everything was fine and dandy until I started becoming familiar with the other employees I work with. There was this one manager who gave all the younger employees (16-17yr olds) a hard time for really stupid stuff( I won't go into that here) however I took it upon myself to listen to their stories and I started developing a distaste for this character.

    Fast forward 6 months later, I became sick with a fever and since I hate calling into work I decided to go into work that day(huge mistake). I admit to that day not pulling my weight as an employee so when this manager saw me not performing well he chewed me a new one which I didn't agree with either and saw what the other employees were talking about.

    So I sat there and took it from behind while he yelled and yelled and eventually left it at that. It didn't end there. After talking with other employees from different stores, it turns out this guy is a total dbag and has done this with all the employees he supervises however I was the unlucky one to stand in front of his wrath. I took it upon myself to go to HR over this.

    So HR has me sit with security(you'll find out why) which I thought was odd. When I sit down with security, they let me tell me side of the story and right when I'm done, start accusing me of stalking him and harrassing him by his house, which I have no clue where he lives. They say they have my license plate and right there is where I started getting smart. I asked them for number they have but they decline to give me as I know they are bluffing. It ends with me being in agreement, this little fight with him will end when I leave the room.

    The next day I meet with HR and my supervisor and they are telling me they have a course of action to develop my working skills better. I decide enough is enough and tell them I am quitting. I put my two weeks in and thats that. The following week, only 2 days into my two week notice, this dbag walks by while on the phone and says Hi, i ignore him. He pulls me into the office and tells me to leave because I didn't say hi to him.

    When I go to sign my final papers that say I'm leaving, i read and it says im disrespectful, rude, and just an overall bad employee. I'm quite annoyed by this as I have had nothing but awesome compliments from the people I used to work with over at my other store.

    Fast track to today, 2 years later, I'm filling out a background form and am freaking out over my departure from this job and am hoping its looked upon as just a school job and not over my moral character as an employee. My mom is telling me to relax as it was just that a"school job" but nonetheless, this guy screwed me over (i didn't the situation either) and I'm afraid hes gonna do whatever it takes to screw me over again.

    Any of you cops have something similar and got through the process fine? I've wanted this career for as long as I remember and would hate to have it ruined for me b/c of this one experience.

    Cliff note: Highschool/College job experience gone sour over one manager/myself not getting along. Nervous about not getting hired on due to the wrong perspective a LE agency might find out about.

  • #2
    In the work history portion of the Personal History Statement, you disclose what happened. No spins, no invective, simply facts. The great majority of Background Investigators have encountered situations similar to yours. While I can't say catagorically, there won't be a problem, you'll probably be okay.

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    • #3
      Yea I apologize for such a long post as it was longer than I expected.

      I probably am over thinking this, but this career path is something I've wanted to do for a long time now and just don't want this incident destroying my goals to become a LE agent.

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      • #4
        With a company of that size, chances are good it is company policy not to do anything but confirm dates of employment.

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        • #5
          My experience with BI both military and civ. Has been more in depth than just dates of employment. If a company only offers that have any of you had your BI dig deeper?

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          • #6
            My experience with BI both military and civ. Has been more in depth than just dates of employment. If a company only offers that have any of you had your BI dig deeper?

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            • #7
              My experience with BI both military and civ. Has been more in depth than just dates of employment. If a company only offers that have any of you had your BI dig deeper?

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              • #8
                My experience with BI both military and civ. Has been more in depth than just dates of employment. If a company only offers that have any of you had your BI dig deeper?

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                • #9
                  How the heck did I post that many times, my apologies everyone

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                  • #10
                    Not too uncommon of a situation to have a difference of opinion with your boss.

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                    • #11
                      Of course a BI wants to dig deeper, but corporate lawyers don't want to go there. You can't make people give you information. We have been stonewalled before and we will be again. I've had people tell me that a signed release means nothing to them. Corporate policy is to release nothing but dates of employment and that is all you're getting without a court order. Anyway, your situation is not that big of a deal.

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                      • #12
                        If corporate policy is to only provide dates of employment, so be it. As has been noted, we can't force them to provide more information. The OP should fully disclose the situation as has been recommended. The Background Investigator may have some questions, and the applicant answers truthfully. Probably won't be a problem.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the responses guys! I will however disclose the matter to the interviewer when that question comes up as I do not want to hurt my chances of being DQ'd because of my own negligence.

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                          • #14
                            In MN I've been able to force them to give me the entire file on the worker. They weren't happy but when I pulled up the state statute that indicated that if they didn't turn over the information they could loose their license to do business in MN they caughed it up.

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