Employer wants proof of employment I gave them a copy of my last pay stub with my pay stats on it blacked out. I’ve already been working for a week at a call center for engine repair and really its a crappy job, but its a job. I somehow wish i could go back on orders as i’m currently air guard, it’s less money than i made in the military(Imagine that! ), but I wanted to see how civillian world was.Well i get worse health insurance than tricare, no investment/retirement/401k and 5 days off a year. I’m used to 30 days a year, free insurance $6070 if i pay for tricare, and investment programs, and a laid back job as long as you get your job done and done right. They hired me after i passed the drug test and were waiting on the last employer(I didn’t know which one but assumed military), and since everything passed within the past 5 years except since I joined the military they hired me.But, they wanted to still get proof of military. For all who wanted to know, i do computer it stuff in the air force.My greatest risk on the job is carpal tunnel. 01032012, low price 11:35 PM So i’ve already been hired by a company and they have done a background check on me already.The background checking company couldn’t get proof of employment from my job within the military. They want to see proof of a pay stub or w2, but i don’t want to let them know how much i made(For negotiation purposes).Should i send a copy of it with blacked out lines over my pay? Or is it their right to know how much i made at previous employers? Maybe i’m reading this wrong, but you were a soldier in the military, right?Since they would have wanted to know your rank and years in, they should already be able to extract your base salary. Also, the military is not exactly known for exceptional pay.How would hiding your salary on a pay stub help your negotiations?If you say that you had higher than normal salary, they’d want to know why.If it’s normal, they won’t care.You said that they’re already having problems verifying your job.Hiding your salary seems like it would send up red flags. Dude really?Just stop posting you give the worst advice. Im not a huge hal fan, far from it, but his sell at a discount advice was 100 more useful than yours, since you offered none. If you took the time to read the op which you obviosly did not you would have found out that the op does not wish his new employer to know how much he made for negotiation purposes, in which case blacking it out or providing a lower paying stub from years past is a great option, the op even mentioned doing this in post 6. To the op i would black it out and then answer honestly if asked, if you get busted lieing it could cost you the job, and if you provide a low number you may end up lossing pay over it not gaining pay as you negotiate. 01042012, 11:32 AM How the hell is that possible when as an employer you can’t call another company that employed someone great deals you want to hire and ask them how they were?All you can do is ask if that person worked there before. You can ask whatever you want, but most companies won’t say much about their past employees. Maybe i’m reading this wrong, but you were a soldier in the military, right?Since they would have wanted to know your rank and years in, they should already be able to extract your base salary. I was wondering this as well.I didn’t think there was much flexibility in pay in the military.And i don’t think a company would expect to pay you an amount similar to what you made in the military either. 01042012, 11:43 AM In which case blacking it out or providing a lower paying stub from years past is a great option, the op even mentioned doing this in post 6. How would providing a”Really, really old pay stub”Showing”Much lower pay”Provide a)Proof of current employment and b)Help with negotiating a salary higher than your current salary?The advice he gave was nonsense. To the op i would black it out and then answer honestly if asked, if you get busted lieing it could cost you the job, and if you provide a low number you may end up lossing pay over it not gaining pay as you negotiate. Repeat after me:It is none none of their business what you currently make.When a company asks for salary history, they’re trying to filter you out and you never give it to them.Instead, ask them the salary range for the position.If they won’t give that to you and still ask for your salary, just tell them the range of pay you’re looking to make in the new position.If they still insist, tell them to get bent. I once had an hr person ask me what i made during an interview.I deflected using the advice i gave above but she kept asking me.Finally, i said”How much do you make? “My point was made and yes, i did get the job.