Is this the end of my fiance's driving career?
August 3, 2011 7:30 AM Subscribe
Will a suspended driver's license with extenuating circumstances disqualify my fiance for a position that requires him to drive a company car?
posted by powerbumpkin to work & money (8 answers total)
My fiance has been hired to an insurance company as a Property Claims Field Representative, pending successful background, criminal, and driving record check.
His license was suspended last year. Here's how it happened:
His boss, who is also his dad, runs a delivery company. My fiance was driving a fleet vehicle which had expired tags (he was not aware of this). He received a ticket for 1000 dollars, which he could not pay (not even to cover it for his dad). His dad fixed the tags and said to hand over the ticket and he'd pay it for my fiance. It must have slipped off the radar, because he failed to pay this ticket. Eventually my fiance figured out that his license had been suspended for non-payment. Luckily it was not a police officer who made the discovery. Outraged, he told his dad he'd had him driving on a suspended license for months, and to pay the ticket NOW and help him reinstate his license. He's back in good standing.
At that point (understandably) he began looking for other jobs. Most of his previous experience involves driving, he likes being on the road and not at a desk.
My question is, what will be HR's impression of his driving record? Should he explain what happened? To whom? At this point he hasn't said anything to anyone, and has a ride-along as the final stage in the process (save background/criminal/driving check, we think--is there a chance they've already done that?) on Thursday.