Background Checks Are Not Universal – Are You Keeping What Matters Safe?

[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “So, uh, what’s new with you? How’s the spousal unit and the kids?” Ann: [Tries to remember if spouse got enough coffee that morning]. “I’m glad you asked! My daughter (28 years old) is touring southeast Asia.” Customer: “How are you going to work that into…

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“I was innocent and I can prove it – if you don’t look too closely”

[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “You think you’re so smart.” Ann: [Thinks about all stuff she doesn’t know. Feels dizzy and sits down]. “What do you mean? Like I can drive a stick shift?.” Customer: “Do you ever get anything wrong?” Ann: [Takes glasses off and rubs her eyes]. “Do you…

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The Seven Year Rule – When and How it Applies

[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “Christmas is over, New Year’s is over, the Super Bowl is over and there’s nothing fun to do.” Ann [loves fun almost as much as background checks]: “Well, don’t be so glum, chum. I can tell you a really fun background check story!” Customer [wonders if…

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