posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 10:17 AM
Hey. I work for a system of colleges that take online courses and such, and I can tell you, I feel you on this. First off, I agree with you - since
youve been there so long and such, its basically unnecesary to go through all the checks and such. But, being as I have been on the other side, its
usually strictly procedure. Since you no longer were employed, you were removed from the system. That being said, I blame the system/procedure. At my
job, I have to tell people similar things fairly often. It ends up putting them through a run-around, but that is the regulation and procedure that is
to be followed. If not, the employee (in your case, i guess it would be your hiring manager?) could get fired. Again, I agree with you in that it is
unnecesary. it just seems that schools and companies have crappy procedures. I mean, if you worked there last fall, you should still be in their
system. Especially since you said its a small college, theres no reason in clearing you out of their database so fast. Its not like they would have
run out of room. I also think its more for the security and comfort of the parents/students. The fact that a college checks their tutors/instructors
so extensively would reassure a parent that the school is safe for their kid.
I'm jus trying to look at it from the other side here, though. I guess you just got an unlucky draw on this one...