Prime: 3 Years Verifiable, 5 Years Work History

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Bran009's Comment
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In the orientation packet of information that they emailed me it says to they need 5 years work history, I know the 3 years has to be verifiable, that is no problem, but the 2 years prior to that I don't remember all my work history. I was kind of a vagabond and moved a couple different places during that time and had very random work history. Is this an issue? Is there an easy way to find out exact dates for employment? I'm suppose to be heading out the weekend before June 4th and don't want to have issues.

Thanks!

PackRat's Comment
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Still have your tax returns and W-2 forms from those years?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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I'm just going to piggyback off this thread. I know Prime hires 21 year olds because that's what their minimum age was, but if you're 21 like I am, that means you can only have 3 years of work experience max (Unless they want to see if a 16 year old had a part time job). Do they count university enrollment as proof of what you've been doing the last few years?

Bran009's Comment
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I might be able to find them, even if I do I know I have a lot of unemployment in there. This is because I was semi homeless due to some bad decisions.

PackRat's Comment
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One of the Primates will be on here for some more advice. I think you should call your recruiter there and explain your dilemma.

Old School's Comment
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Bran009, what they want is a time line. Even if you just have to sort of guess on the dates of those additional two years, just don't leave any open time that's not accounted for. It could look something like this...

Jan. 1st thru March 31 - worked at Jimmy Johns in Ocala, Florida

April 1st thru June 30 - unemployed, looking for a job.

July 1st thru November 12th - worked at K-Mart in Savannah, Georgia.

November 13th thru December 31st - unemployed, looking for a job.

That's the idea. They need to know where you were and how you spent the time. Don't just say I was basically homeless. Tell them I was trying to find work, or I was working with the unemployment office to find meaningful work for myself. Just don't leave wide open time slots that are unaccountable.

And to answer Yuuyo's question, yes you can indicate time that you were enrolled in school or in career or technical training. Anything that you can do to spell it all out in a clear timeline will help your case.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bran009's Comment
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Thanks Old School, I did find my w2s and just gotta figure out some of the dates in there. Unfortunately the timeline of unemployment is about a year I think, but I'll write something in there.

Turtle's Comment
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Like the others said, gather up all the prior tax and employment information you can find. They are mostly going to be interested in the last 3 years. Keep communicating with your recruiter on this.

When I applied, they only needed me to scan / email my last 3 years of tax info. My recruiter was kind of surprised when I told her I could provide every employment and tax document dating back to 1994!

Anyhoo, get your ducks in a row like OS said and work with your recruiter.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Have your most recent pay stubs with you too.

i had stuff.amd even awards going back to 1999 at the USPS but they still wanted recent stubs.

Bran009's Comment
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They haven't asked for tax stuff yet, not site if I have the returns for 3 years but I have w2s.

How many pay stubs? I'll have to dig for those because I'm not sure what I got.

Thanks

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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