Upcoming interview, question about background check

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MMLopez883, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. MMLopez883

    MMLopez883 New Member

    Hi All, yes I know this is another one of those background check questions but I scoured the forums and didn't find any info that quite answered my question so here I am.

    I have an interview for a package handler job in two days. It's part time seasonal job and I would really love to get this job.

    Anyway, on the application they only asked if I had any felonies, which I don't. I do however have two class C misdamenors from six years ago (almost 7!) in 2009. They were misdamenors for theft under $50.

    Does anyone know if I will be automatically disqualified since they are theft related misdamenors? They were over 6 years ago so I don't know if HR might take that into consideration. I will definitely be upfront about it in the interview. Just wondering if anyone here knows or has been hired by UPS with past theft misdamenors on their record.

    Also, they did not ask for my SS # on the application. Don't they usually need that to do a background check?

  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yes, they need your SSN to run the background check.

    No, the misdemeanors should not be a factor.
  3. MMLopez883

    MMLopez883 New Member

    Thanks! I will ask them about the ssn and I really hope you are right about the misdamenors!
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It's a seasonal job. The standards for hires are much lower.
  5. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    So what'd ya steal
  6. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Theft never looks good.

    Lot's of stuff moves through ups.
  7. Drugs?
  8. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    Especially since it only shows up when you get caught, misdemeanors being 6 years old could just as easily mean they've become a better thief, not that any lessen was learned.
  9. MMLopez883

    MMLopez883 New Member

    I stole dog food because I was homeless at the time and needed to feed my dog.
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  10. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't volunteer the information, but if asked, or implied, tell them the truth. Background checks come back yes or no according to criteria UPS tells the broker to check.
  11. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Well if that's the truth, I would have done the same thing. You should be fine, good luck out there and keep us posted on how things turn out.
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  12. 35years

    35years Active Member

    Feed Jake:

  13. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

  14. chris9834

    chris9834 Member

    Its a class c there is a statue of limitations if it is that old you will be fine. Besides in my bldg they hire felons depending on what kind of felonies of course good luck.
  15. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Not saying stealing is right but i feel ya Youngblood doing what you did. Weve all done stupid stuff in our life because of desperation or other scenarios that pop up in this crazy thing we call life. Id be patient with it and wouldnt say anything about it unless they inquire about it. If it pops up just be brutally honest with them about it n be sincere about it, which from your story if its true, i believe you made a decision out of desperation or what you had to do. Like i said doesnt make it right but stuff happens dude. Good luck young man.;)
  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

  17. Brown Matrix

    Brown Matrix He Starting To Belive

    Gee Wally
    You always know how to crack me up<('~')>
  18. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    Don't answer a question they don't ask you by telling them things that can only hurt your chances. Other than that, just be honest. No one likes to see a man's dog go hungry.
  19. MMLopez883

    MMLopez883 New Member

    Wow-sorry for everyone who was waiting for an update on how things went. I never got any email notifications that there were more comments on this thread. ANYway-I went for the group interview and honestly by the time we got called back by the interviewer to see if we wanted to schedule an individual interview I already knew the job wasn't right for me. So The possible background check didn't end up mattering. I found holiday work at another place. Thanks for everyone's advice!