Hi all, I’m currently going through a background investigation and an investigator is contacting my personal references. I’ve had a prior investigation so I am familiar with how the process works.
My reference was contacted by my investigator and asked to meet today (10/18) because it is the only day he is available to meet with her. My reference told him that she can meet with him on her lunch hour, but it’s a gray area of whenever she gets a break from her orientation. She just started a new job as a physician so she does not have a set schedule yet. The investigator told her he can meet from 11 am - 12 pm and asked if she can travel to Brooklyn to meet him. For context, my friend works in the Bronx. She said she would not be able to but if he can meet her at the hospital she works at, she can run downstairs for a few minutes. He proceeded to tell her if she can’t meet him in Brooklyn, he will just ask me to give him a new reference.
I am wondering if this is normal. The previous investigators who have contacted my references have always been accommodating to my references, asking them where would be a good place to meet and what time works for them. I also don’t believe there is a major deadline as my personal BI said the report has to be submitted by November 30th so we (me and my investigator) can meet within the next couple of weeks.
It is still a few hours before they are set to meet when I am posting this, but I will update to see how he responds if she is not able to meet with him today.
UPDATE: She was supposed to meet him at 11. She told the investigator she can run down from her class quickly. However, he said there was traffic and would not be able to arrive until 11:20. She said that would not work so the investigator asked if she could meet tomorrow at 11 AM. Tomorrow is a Saturday and my reference explained she had prior plans. He asked if she can meet on Monday and that would be his absolute final day he will meet her. She said it’s not possible due to her orientation schedule. The investigator ended up calling me and asked for another person to interview because my reference “clearly does not have time” to talk. I ended up giving him another personal reference (but this one is out of his geographic scope) so he will not be interviewing him.
Also, sorry if this is too much information, or possibly standard, but the same investigator interviewed another reference yesterday. He asked if I did any drugs which is understandable. My reference took a guess and said probably birth control and the investigator asked “which kind is she taking and through what method?” To me that sounded a little personal, even for a high Tier investigation.
Any insight on how this investigator has been proceeding?