I am so
ing pissed right now.
I'm choosing to rant here because if I did it on Facebook or Twitter, word might get back to my employer. Seventeen dollars isn't going to break me, but you CAGs understand the value of a dollar, and besides its the principle of the thing.
I'm in the middle of the oh-so-fun process of buying a new house, which of course involves applying for a loan. Part of that process involves verifying employment. Before the sup-prime mortgage crisis that has screwed us all,
tard mortgage companies were throwing out loans to anyone with a pulse, and barely checking income, proof of employment, etc.
Well, things have obviously changed. Mortgage companies run weekly credit checks on you, ask for access to all your bank accounts, etc. etc. I have no problem with that. Its responsible lending behaviour that should have been in place all along.
Enough backstory, on to my frustration. My lender wants proof of my employment, and current paystubs and a call to my employer aren't enough. Fine, I get it, those things could probably be faked. So what they want is my salary code, and a document from my HR dept. saying in effect that yes, chakan works for us.
Here's where I lose my shit. My employer is going to charge the lender, which means charging me, $17 to provide that information.
Does it cost $8 for the 7 keystrokes and 8 mouseclicks to bring up my file? Maybe $1 to print out that file? Another $8 to spend the minute either faxing or emailing that information?
I'll remember this, un-named employer, I'll remember this.