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We all make mistakes, but it’s not too late! This topic is for those who do not want their past to impact their future. Discover jobs and advice on how to tell your story when a criminal record is scaring away recruiters.
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Ed Roberts
about 1 month ago

I've applied to about thirty different jobs and no one seems to want to hire a felon. #record

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Nathan Prickett
2 months ago

Oh wow let me explain something to all you lame brain ass hiring managers and to all the people sitting in the big chairs in the humongous office building while everybody makes them rich let me tell you something about a felon that you don't know I have a huge record I've worked in the Capitol building of Austin Texas which I'm not even supposed to be in well guess what I don't know who one of the hardest working forces in the United States felons you want to know why because we want a damn chance you know how many times I've seen a guy just in Joshua Tree California who gets terminated from jobs because he slacks in his lazy and milks the clock and you dumbasses keep f** hiring him but you pass up the felon well what I've learned from that is you're a bad judge of character let me explain why when you're in prison the serial rapist and the murderer are the most decent trustworthy honest friends you have the guy with the two year dope case is the sickest twisted rape inmate f* youll ever meet. And if you don't believe me go commit a crime and do about 6 years you'll figure it out real quick Man I used to know had hardly any time used to ripen inmate and then go kiss his wife and kids and you f** probably hired him and I don't care if anybody kicks me off here I really don't give a rat's ass cuz you know what I'm a success do you realize I was a 9th grade dropout but I slept on the streets and went to college the same year I got out of prison did you also know that I'm certified HVAC I smoke any Master mechanic that diagnosis or should I say Miss diagnosis a car a vehicle whatever you want to call it I'm a masonry level one certified and core correct way through nccer and yes I know how to build things I average day on a speed wall a 12x12 column a freaking smoker a fireplace I can build all that stuff though I don't like the job very much I'm also HVAC certified for automotive and all about refrigerant recovery retrofitting r12 r134a so on and so forth and now guess what I'm fixing to build an empire and I'm only going to hire a felons I'm going to fight to get that approved and I'll have the most richest company in the entire world I don't even think Bill Gates or Warren Buffett or all them dudes combined will be as rich as me soon I give it about 5 years and I'll be passing all you f***** up and yeah I won't hire you so don't ask. And yes I know how to build a professional website with everything in it that you can think of even the custom stuff a lot of you got professionals don't know you know what I can do that in no time flat coating it but you'll never get me as an asset for your company because you're nothing but a bunch of judgemental morons.

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Marlone Mcclinton
2 months ago

I'm tired of being turned down or away because I have a record. That was my past life, which I served my time and I am living a positive and legitimate life. #jobsearch #advice #application

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Harley Blakeman ⚖️
3 months ago

If you were recently released from jail or prison, it would be wise to review this survival check list before jumping into the job market.

You may have already taken care of some, if not all, of these - or you may have to spend the next month or two working them out. Below is a list of things that are critical to finding and maintaining most types of employment:

  • Social security card
  • State ID or driver's license
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Mailing address
  • Access to a computer and internet (Home, Library, etc.)
  • Reliable transportation (Bus Pass, Bicycle, Car, etc.)
  • Clothes to wear for job interviews and work
  • Checking account for direct deposit of paychecks
  • Identified support system (Family, A.A., Church, etc.)

Some of the above will be harder to obtain than others, such as a social security card or cell phone, so it is important that you ask for help where you need it. Show this check list to someone from your identified support system and let them know where you could use some help.

You should not postpone your job search until you have checked off the entire list, but rather work towards completing the list while looking for employment. It can be helpful to start with used clothes, public transportation, and prepaid cell phones to hold you over for 6-12 months.

Think of what you need to do to check off each item on the list. Make a to do list with names of people you need to talk to and places you need to visit. This can be a stressful and difficult process, so be patient and stay positive. If you stay focused, you will have the checklist completed sooner than you may think - and you'll be glad you got started today!

#fairchance #secondchance #advice

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Eugene Franklin
3 months ago

Just recently Retired from having a Class A CDL, trying to find a Part Time job, Non - CDL Postion, having a hard time getting Hired because of Old Issues on my Background Checks never had any DUI, or lost my license, 20 years of Service any advice, starting the process of getting my Records Sealed!!

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Danaul Rodriguez
3 months ago

I've been working for this agency for over 10 years on and off and I've never brought up my background with them and have always had a job, I got released from prison in February and decided to be honest with them about that so they gave me 2 different jobs Wich I worked at with no problem until they divided to background check me and let me go. #record

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Rashad Thompson
3 months ago

N/A to many negative comments.

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Jermel Franklin
3 months ago

I have have kids Coming and I need a job andI don’t have a resume eiter

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Brian Putman
3 months ago

I think it’s horrible that I have over 35yrs of experience as a welder fabricator heavy equipment mechanic and operator from a pallet jack to a gantry crane all rubber tire and tack machines up to a Liebher 996 a 1,700,000lb machine and about every type of boat made and propulsion and because I’ve had multiple DWIs over the years all of which has never had any effect on my work now I can’t get a job becauseof the felony status?Ive done my time paid my dues and fines but that doesn’t matter. Wake up America it’s guys like me and the ones that haven’t got caught that built this damn country!So when it all comes crashing down see who you come to to save your ass!

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