Corporate tyrants use background issues as an excuse to push around employees who are otherwise good employees. Competing workers use background issues to get jobs when they’re less skilled and capable than the person they’re going up against.
It’s interesting, you really don’t have to even interview me, because I’m not a two faced brown nosing shape shifter. After reading this site, when I’m sure you googled my name to find it, you should have a view of what I am. Very technically skilled, an earth based problem solver who is ultra-pragmatic as opposed to a theoretical “computer science” type and extremely productive and reliable. Honest to the point of brutally honest off the job, but may hold my tongue if I feel the boss involved will fire me for using it. Anything else you hear is a lie.