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Does Your Employer Still Use SSNs? 193

An anonymous reader asks: "My company, a fairly large telco, still uses social security numbers for non-financial purposes; mostly for our IT ticketing system. I find it amazing that in these times, with how easy it is to use an SSN to obtain credit, that any company still does this. I've heard talk for almost eight years that the practice is going to be stopped but little progress has been made. How many companies out there still use SSNs so openly? Since it seems that nobody is in a hurry to solve this issue, what can be done to speed the process up?"
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Does Your Employer Still Use SSNs?

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  • Simple (Score:5, Funny)

    by SecaKitten ( 925554 ) on Thursday October 12, 2006 @07:50PM (#16416021)
    what can be done to speed the process up?
    Simple, apply for credit cards in your boss's name.
  • by Associate ( 317603 ) on Thursday October 12, 2006 @08:28PM (#16416601) Homepage
    We were required to give the last four digits of our SSN to get in the gate. Their verification was someone sitting on the otherside of the gate call box with a list of everyone's SSN. I expressed some concerns to my supervisor at the time because I didn't really trust my coworkers. Stupid bitch ran and told our manager that I was going to refuse to give it. She came back and told me that I could be fired for not following the procedure.
    That said, Larry Wise's last four SSN numbers are 2795.
  • SSNs? (Score:5, Funny)

    by JohnWiney ( 656829 ) on Thursday October 12, 2006 @09:19PM (#16417213)
    My employer doesn't, because none of his employees has an SSN.
  • Re:SSN (Score:3, Funny)

    by abb3w ( 696381 ) on Friday October 13, 2006 @10:58AM (#16423461) Journal

    having my passport labelled a forgery at a bank because the date was 14/6/68. To quote the teller "there's no 14th month". Let me tell you - that creates an interesting scene in a busy bank.

    Let me apologize for the increased restrictions on the ownership and use of firearms in the United States that have allowed an ignoramus so massive to continue to walk about.

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