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Scott Silvers
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5 months ago

I’ve been reading and hearing a lot about the difficulties we face when being released back into the free-world. This is a subject I make a point of keeping up with, as well as a topic I do my best to stand on middle ground when thinking about it. This is the only way I can stand in the shoes of both sides.

I must remember that corrections in this country is a big business and housing individuals is their service/product. Each town that has a prison is mostly operated by residents of that area, and those residents pay their bills with the income they earn at those prisons. The merchants of that area also pay their bills from the sales these prison employees make. Prisons are what make these economies thrive. Without prisons, where would these folks earn a living?

With that being said, I will say from the perspective of one who has spent just under a decade in prison: Had I not made the decision that I knew could possibly ostracize myself from a free-society, I would not have ended up a spoke in the wheel of the booming business of corrections.

There are approximately 2.2 million incarcerated individuals in this country. There are approximately 440 million citizens in this country. That says to me that there are far more people in this country not locked up than incarcerated. More folks are making the right decisions than the wrong decisions.

I should feel awfully shameful if I find myself in the approximately half a percent of the population.

No one told me anything was going to be easy, nor did anyone say it would be so hard. But it's not only difficult for myself, but it's also hard and not easy for every other citizen in this country, yes, even those who make the right decisions on a daily basis...

I practice the next right thing. I don't reveal my past to everyone, but I also never forget where I've been. I have no doubts there is no one to blame but the reflection in my mirror. I am not a victim... #Corrections #Business #America #Decisons #Victim

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Scott Silvers
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over 6 months ago

I am proud to be a part of this new group for veterans, the same as I was proud to serve this great country. An excellent idea from those fine folks at Jobcase. I would like to introduce myself as a veteran of the US Army. I served from 1982-1986. I was a young man and my mother took me to the recruiter's office on my seventeenth birthday, like was planned would happen throughout my youth. My plan was to join the US Air Force and fly fighter jets, but as I sat across the desk from the recruiter, my pilot plans were altered as the first question he asked me was, "Did you bring your high school diploma with you?" I looked at my mom through my afro bangs and replied, "I don't have one of those." My head was down and my thoughts of my late father as I stepped from the US Air Force recruiting office into the hallway and looked up. Placards above the doors going down the hall read: Navy.. Army.. and Marines.. Remembering what my father, a US Marine who had served two tours in Vietnam, had said a few years earlier, "Don't join the Marines, boy. Join one of the other branches and learn how to do something you can use when you become a civilian again." It was between the Navy and Army; I had to pick one because I was determined to join up with America's Military that day. It didn't take long for me to decide as I had no fondness of being out at sea on a boat and something happening and finding myself trying to swim back to a chunk of land I couldn't see. Two weeks later I boarded a Greyhound bus in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for Fort Leonardwood, Missouri in a leather cowboy hat and a precision shaped afro. That's my Join the Service story. I hope to meet many other veterans here and hear each of your stories as well. I'm sure, just like me, each of you have many stories from memories. I appreciate every one of you for your dedication and sacrifice for this great country. I hope to be of assistance to all who come here in search of a better job or a job period. I will do all I can to help.… #veteran #army #marines #navy #air force #america

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Rahel JEMANEH
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over 6 months ago

Their game makes me laugh. and they see people as family. and the managers and supervisors respect him very much.

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Peyton Cefalu
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over 6 months ago

My advice to people interested in working at #America’s Best/ National Vision ...watch the manager. She is sneaky and does what she can to get people fired

watch the manager. She is sneaky and does what she can to get people fired

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D Cesar Ribeiro Jr
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over 6 months ago

Would you like to hire me? I've experiance with Social Media Marketing, Develop Sites, Financial Business Case, Databases MySQL, Techinical Buyer. I can adapt any GMT schedule. I wait your contact. Regards

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Evody Donfack
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over 6 months ago

What I loved about working at #America’s best contact and eye glasses was

Helping people,

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Joselito Alzona
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over 6 months ago

I enjoy working with America Asia Express Inc. I make good amount of money. The people I work with in the company are very helpful and friendly to me.

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Nicholas Nellowes
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over 6 months ago

What I loved working at #America'sFinestcarpetcleaning

Meeting new people daily. Making there Flores look good.

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Cindy Page
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over 6 months ago

More qualified management

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Joanne Enriquez
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over 6 months ago
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