I received a drug related felony about 15 years ago. I began working part time at the age of 13. Worked part time until graduating high school. At that time I went to college for 2 semesters but had to many extra circular activities and it wasn’t for me. I came back to work at the same company I worked for all the way through high school. When I was 28 I got mixed up in some stuff I shouldn’t have. Needless to say I ended doing 18 months in jail... see more
When you’re out there in today’s market trying to find employment you’re oblivious to others looking right along side of you. It can be intense, frustrating and depressing. Especially when you have a family to care for and bills to pay.
I find stepping back, re-evaluating your skill set and making changes to your key words helps. I recently found an old resume from 14 years ago that showcased skills I hadn’t used in some time and I do plan on... see more
I interviewed with a company I am excited to work with,I met the District Manager first then had phone interviews with Regional manager as well as Regional H.R,the following week the D.M called and we negotiated pay,He welcomed me to the company and even though he was on vacation he would key me into their system for me to watch for the email requesting the drug screen. I have been eagerly checking my email and nothing has come through.It has... see more
I'm an IT professional by trade. I left my last job due to a military move. I couldn't find work in the new location because I didn't fit the demographic (not a local, and too qualified). I decided I'd be a stay at home mom and focus on my college studies instead. Three years later, we are back in the US, and I'm having a really hard time finding employment. I've applied to lots of opportunities, even entry level ones - and no luck so far. It... see more
I did my background on Tuesday of last week. That would make it about 7-8 business days now and i still have
In Process. How long does it normally take? How far do they go back? And what would disqualify me?
You know I've never been one to discriminate against anyone who has been in prison. Not everybody that goes to jail is a bad person, and some people make bad choices, with that being said I do not understand how is it I cannot find a job. I am qualified to do a multitude of things yet I have been ghosted, replied to week's later or told no thank you. It seems almost feudal to even remotely attempt to try to find a job in an economy that needs... see more
I've have a lot of experience in customer service over the years and I love working with people. However it's hard for me to get a job because my record. I have 3 felonies for shoplifting (which are due to mental health issues that are not resolved) and honestly any job is going to be hard to get. Id never steal from my job. I don't even steal from stores anymore either. It's a problem that's been resolved. But my background can't be resolved so... see more
Oil and gas is always hiring. I've seen guys with felonies, drug related, get hired as long as they pass a drug test. In the state of WV, these poeple make 50k>75k a year.
I just had my interview with UPS and when my background check comes back green I’ve got the job.
I signed my offer sheet for the job yesterday afternoon,now the process is going to take my fingerprints& urinalysis:All is well on that side of the spectrum.I am ready to go in to the job and make a difference in the people lives that i will be in charge of helping them become better people,The individual that hired me told me in uncertain words that he wants me to be Lead Behavioural Tech..I thank God for everything he is doing in my life.