G O O D F O R T H E M ! ! !
I hate the “distrust before trust” mentality – especially when someone has already proven their trustworthiness!
Every employee I have ever had got a key to my business within their first week on the job (as quickly as I could make keys). I trusted them until they gave me cause not to – and if I DIDN’T trust them, then why in the hell would I hire them?
We shouldn’t be expected to give a part of or body (blood, urine, hair, DNA, etc) just to get a job!
Over his four decades at the California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dennis Byrnes worked on the Apollo 7 spacecraft, set the Galileo probe on a course to Jupiter and received a NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Award.
But because Byrnes won’t let federal investigators snoop into intimate details of his personal life, he could lose his job.
Byrnes is one of 28 Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) senior scientists and engineers who today sued NASA, the Department of Commerce and CalTech over background checks required of all federal employees by the Department of Homeland Security.
“We’re talking about the best and brightest scientists in the world. We’re talking about jet propulsion, the Mars probe, the lunar landing, Galileo, the comet landing project,” said Dan Stormer of Hadsell & Stormer, the civil rights law firm representing the scientists. “And they’re being asked to give up their constitutional rights in order to keep their jobs.”