My daughter is enrolled at the College of Idaho and finished her freshman year. When trying to get a job to help pay for school, however, she was offered a job pending a background check. She has completed all the pre-training for CPR classes, drug screenings, lift tests, etc. She has never had any problems with the law and is a scholarship student, so this shouldn’t be a problem.
She has been waiting for her background check to complete for two weeks (as of June 20) now and learned that the Idaho State Police, who perform these background checks, will take another six weeks to complete. Her summer will almost be over before she could even start work.
My concern is that the government is getting in the way of people being able to work. There has to be alternative ways to electronically do the work the ISP are doing to speed up the process. If she doesn’t work and earn enough money the burden will be even greater on me to try and afford.
I don’t think the government should be inhibiting people from working like this.
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Jason Ewing, Nampa