I am thinking about accepting an offer from a firm that requires a security clearance. It’s just a secret as far as I can tell. 25 or so years ago I had an SAR. The presumption is that I will be terminated if there is an SOR. And I am older.
SInce the headhunter wont stop texting me, there is a certain sense of urgency…so I’m going to be quite open.
Here’s my problem. I don’t have any colleagues who are aware of my activities outside my workplace. In the intervening 20 years after the SAR expired, I developed treatment resistant major depression, unipolar, non-psychotic. I don’t like to leave the house. I avoid people and relationships on a personal level, but do well on a professional level. Going to a Meetup is a major accomplishment.
The doc is going to confirm no impairment. I am going to write the release letter and note it on the form.
I never had any interaction with the police, I was never fired or criticized for “getting along with people” problems, never took substances, don’t drink, never refused a prescription, got nothing less than average or strong performance reviews, just have few close friends at work, and held on to a six figure job.
I have had the same internet friends for over three years…we have shared real names and addresses (all thousands of miles apart) but have never met. They know about my medical problems and are OK talking to an investigator.
I need an unvarnished opinion about the likelihood of an SOR for not having character references outside of work but for reasons which are medical.