Things always happen in threes.
The three national consumer reporting agencies all state that they do not provide credit scores for employment screening. And today, completing a 2010 sweep of the big three networks morning coffee klatches, CBS aired this: “That score is the number one thing merchants look at, you know, employers look at.”
In the print version of the story, CBS business and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis has the chance to be more eloquent and to make the point clear, saying, “From your prospective employers to your prospective landlords, most companies will check your credit score in order to gauge their risk.”
Fate is cruel. Cross-promotiong like a good employee, on the air, the correspondent refers to MoneyWatch, a CBS web site. But a MoneyWatch article states the opposite of the information in yesterday’s broadcast. It says: “So for those of you who believe, suspect or insist that a bad credit score will cost you a job, take comfort: That simply is not true.”
Watch “The Early Show” host Harry Smith take it in while Jarvis does the deed:
And with that, The Tiffany Network earned a place in history, and in the next exciting video.
The hilarious part: The segment is titled, “Biggest Credit Card Myths Debunked.”