Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Background checks(long)
Re: Background checks(long)
Sun, 11 Apr 1999 11:17:09 -0400
On Fri, 9 Apr 1999, Laura Hix wrote:
> Okay list. As a parent would you let your child stay with a baby-sitter that
> you had not checked every nook and cranny that was on a reference list, be it
> personal or work related. I think not. It doesn't matter if the application
Well, here I am nominating myself for Poor Parent of the Millenium -- but
Yes, I would. Did. Babysitters are too hard to come by to risk
alienating one by asking intrusive, prying questions. I had only one bad
experience: an elderly grandmother-type who came highly recommended by
two people I trusted, but who fed our son Pheno-barb so he'd sleep.
> If a person has a problem with you asking the questions. Duh. That should
> be your first flag. That right there would be enough for me to not want that
I disagree. It is quite possible to be honest, trustworthy, reliable,
and sane without wishing to provide one's DIA dossier before being
allowed to do something one was asked to do.
Let's not forget the meaning of the word VOLUNTEER.