When you apply for a job, you’re forced to go through certain motions. You have to have a resume. That resume covers all your education, military service and job experience. It is scrutinized by the potential employer and sometimes questioned. References you list are contacted and queried about your worthiness for the position. You can’t lie on the resume because the information can be verified.
You often have to submit to a drug test and background check. The background check may include criminal records as well as a credit check. It’s invasive, I know, but it is what many companies do to ensure they are not hiring any riffraff.
Once you’re hired, you may be given a 90 day trial period to see if you’re right for the job. If it doesn’t work out then bye bye. And certainly before you’re considered for a raise in pay, you have to prove you’re worth the money. If by chance you steal or cheat or are just plain lazy and don’t have the best interests of the company in mind, then you can and will be fired.
Politicians are applying for a job. The voting citizens are the bosses. Candidates should be treated like any other job applicant.