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mufasa69penny in Appleton, Wisconsin

46 months ago

i have misdemeanors and im having a hard time.i feel for ya.ialso didnt get a job cause i forgot to write one conviction down and it was a driving offense and i didnt get the job.

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paying the price in Phoenix, Arizona

45 months ago

I understand what all of you are saying I am a colleged educated woman and was decieved by a so called friend who needed a favor Not thinking that anyone would do this to me I said yes. And in doing so I ended up being arrested and charged with felonies. I have had no record before only 2 traffic tickets in all my years now I have to check the box convicted of a felony. In my case all but one charge was dismissed and after 12 months that will be dismissed also but when a background check is pulled they are all still there ANd after this 12 month pweriod I will have to pay to have it all expunge and how am I suppose to pay for if I can't get a job. I am a medical professional that has invested 13 years into her career and now I can't get a job any where not even a food market.

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mufasa69penny in Appleton, Wisconsin

45 months ago

paying the price in Phoenix, Arizona said: I understand what all of you are saying I am a colleged educated woman and was decieved by a so called friend who needed a favor Not thinking that anyone would do this to me I said yes. And in doing so I ended up being arrested and charged with felonies. I have had no record before only 2 traffic tickets in all my years now I have to check the box convicted of a felony. In my case all but one charge was dismissed and after 12 months that will be dismissed also but when a background check is pulled they are all still there ANd after this 12 month pweriod I will have to pay to have it all expunge and how am I suppose to pay for if I can't get a job.

it doesnt matter i have misdeameanors and i got turned down for a job and one of them was dismissed so i filed a discrimination complaint against them.im working at a job in a manufacturing plant for 25 hours a week and they didnt care about my record.i work my butt off and i come in when they call me for extra hours.im also going to school for an aoda counselor and my teacher said they are more forgiving in that field.let;s hope so.I stopped drinking after my last dui and im trying to do everything right but its hard.

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ladyB in Knoxville, Tennessee

44 months ago

I got in trouble seven years ago. I have criminal record. Can not find a job even cleaning bathrooms, when my background check comes out, that is the end. I have been without a job almost eight years, I do not know what to do. My crime was a silly one, and never though like any of you this will follow me until the day I die.I have lost my college education because of my criminal record. I am a foreigner, do not have family to help me, just three children, two in college and one in high school, Life has been very unkind to me. Seems like I am carrying a charm for back luck. It is weird that many illegal aliens can find job (in spite they lie about identity) and I can not while I tell the truth about myself. I do not wish to live off the government, it is not my style. Please, somebody out there S.O.S. I am screaming for help. Yes, it is true people in my position think about ending their lives. There is not worse feeling that been treated like a criminal.
Gratitude.
LadyB

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ladyB in Knoxville, Tennessee

44 months ago

Just want to find a job, a person, a company, a business, a somebody who is willing to hire me. My crime was a silly one, I helped illegal aliens to find jobs and driver license. Little I know, that I all the letters of the federal government FBI, INS,ICE, IRS, CBS, HLS, and other who can think of, will try to have my head on a plate. This happened eight years ago, and I will die with this on my back. I have not been in any trouble (even speeding ticket) since. But, society will make sure I will starve to death or get me behind bars. I am old (55), sick (old people illness) with a great desire to start my own business or just have a decent job. I have been discriminated against as much as illegal aliens had been. They can find a job (lying about their identities) and I can not even clean bathrooms. To make my life more interested, I lost my medical insurance, I am broke, living on stamps, and my identity was stolen by illegal illegals. I AM DESPERATE! Please, somebody anybody HELP ME! advice.
Gratitude, Lady B.

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lazyiawilliams in Jersey City, New Jersey

44 months ago

Life has not always offered everyone the opportunities of & in its-self of the larger just society as for those who are quick to easily judge as the unworthy criminal in the overall realm of beneath contempt of having committed crime. Having been on of the judgemental society that looked down on others until daily survival of my children & myself helped me to fit another man's shoes & change my thinking. Although man offeres no room for reason when the crime is not justified &/or the criminal does not have the monetary means &/or ability to hide them behind legality as those committing the same concept but on a much larger skill. In a just & moral world of law, they would be standing side by side waiting to be convicted, w/ one receiving an additional charge of putting the other in the position of having to commit a crime to read & house their family. I now do my best to survive w/o having to resort to crimnal behavior now that I have only myself & no children to provide;however, I have since learned to accept any consequences of my action when faced w/ man's law & put my faith in the high judgement of God's law where when the end justify the means there is no right, wrong or indifference & pray I have the wisdom of a rightful decision.

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nikknack13 in Jensen Beach, Florida

44 months ago

I just found this pdf file that lists tons of big and small companies that will hire felons in Oregon...I say if theses places will hire felons in one state, what do we have to lose trying the same companies in our own states? Like everyone says...attitude is everything!! Good luck to you all. Everyone deserves a 2nd chance...especially those that are truly trying to change their lives and want good honest work. No one and I mean NO ONE is perfect...all we can do is learn from our mistakes. God knows it! Bless you all.

www.beavertonlibrary.org/documentcenter/home/view/122

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jherna in Denver, Colorado

43 months ago

lost in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio said: www.change.org/petitions/congress-social-and-economic-re-entry

I did too, i'm glad someone set that up

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driven2motivate in Gardena, California

43 months ago

moondice in providence, Rhode Island said: Hi i am a 42 year old female who has a drug conviction from 2007 and a domestic charge on my record for fighting with an ex boyfriend. I live in Rhode Island and was wondering if anyone has any information on where I may be able to get a job. I have office skills, housekeeping and technical helpdesk skills. Any info is appreciated. you can email me if you want @ kristinagirlee@gmail.com thanks

what about working for yourself?

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Noni in Atlanta, Georgia

43 months ago

Have you tried registering with your Department of Labor, that's what i did and they gave me information on Federal Bonding for felons. They bond you free for 6 months.

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me in Wellborn, Florida

43 months ago

IHOP hires Felons, but they do a lot of drugs and drug deals on the premises!!!!!!! Dumbass not everyone got there felony from intentionally breaking the law. I had to work after my license was suspended. I couldn't get a ride to work, so I drove. By the way, my license was suspended for a fine that I refused to pay, to stand my ground, and they suspended my license for something that had nothing to do with driving. I left work and got into an accident. I did not cause the accident, the other person did. I was charged because, I was driving on a suspended license. I served 18 months. I payed off my probation in the first 6 months. I had my own place after being out 1 month. I am 2 years out of 3 years done with my probation. I got out and had a job within a week by being upfront. I got a better offer at Ihop and took it. They started doing drug deals and drugs in front of me and the customers. The manager wouldn't do anything and did drugs himself. I quit!!!! I started my own ebay business and I am getting my associates and only have 8 months till I graduate. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Do Not let ANYONE discourage you from trying!!! Keep doing the right thing!!! You are in control of your of your destiny!!!!Restaurants hire Felons because we are the only ones that will put up with the bull of it all!!!

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me in Wellborn, Florida

43 months ago

Restaurants! They hire felons. Since you had a theft, they probably would not let you deal with money. You can work in the kitchen. It's hot and demanding, but, it is a job. I am getting my bachelors in science of managing technology with accounting. I run my own business online (ebay) to help with bills until I graduate. My transcripts were so high and my Gpa is awesome, so I got into an accelerated program to get my bachelors in 2 years. I already have experience in running companies, so I should have no problem getting a really good job after I have the degree to back up what I already do and I am awesome at. While you have a crappy job, go back to school for something that you will love. Stay away from the medical field. You will never get a job in the medical field, because of your felony. Ihop and Cracker Barrel are 2 of the restaurants that I know for certain hire felons. Be straight up and honest, DO NOT LIE OR TRY TO HIDE IT!!!!!

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Sad Mother in Duarte, California

42 months ago

If I can go back to when I was 20 yrs old and change the past I would. It's so hard to get a job with my police record and I already tried to get it expunged and got denied because I got a ticket while I was on probation. I'm a 29 yrs old, single Mother and living on welfare and at home with my parents. Right not I'm feeling sad cus I have no money to get my kid to the doctor. He has a really bad swollen foot. By the time I can take him the doctors office is going to be closed and now I'm going to have to wait for hours in the emergency room. If I had my own money I would not have to wait till one of my parents to get home to ask for a ride or money for bus fair. Looking at my son in pain hurts. Why should my kid suffer cus of my past when he was never even thought of yet. I asked people that have never been in trouble with the law that if they feel if felons should be given a 2nd chance they said yes but not a 3rd. I wonder how many people and employers feel that way but have to stick to company policy?

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ANTHONY in Cincinnati, Ohio

42 months ago

John in Sorrento, Florida said: Ok guys... I have been on here and told all of you guys about JobsForFelonsIn.com. I get new mails everyday with one of you guys saying "I wish there was something that could help felons get jobs" and a lot of pity stories but when it comes down to it nobody wants to take a proactive approach. I get tons of visits each day to the site and most only last a few seconds. That means felons trying to find jobs stumble accross the site, look at the front page and move on to another site almost instantly.

If I found a site like that and were in need of a job you bet your a** I would register and dig deeper.

HOW DO YOU REGISTER ????????? IT WONT ALLOW YOU

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Joe in Matawan, New Jersey

41 months ago

arlenie in Old Bridge, New Jersey said: What you have to do is build your own business , there are many places to start on the internet.

Look for a business you want to work in with the internet there are many business you can start for as little as 10.00 a month, it only takes you doing the work. I dont know anyone who is willing to do the hard work they need that has not been a success.

You just have to find what works for you.

I wish you all much success...

What buisiness can you start for 10.00 a month?

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Twanny in Elmhurst, New York

41 months ago

Businessman in Stony Point, New York said: The only difference between a convicted felon and most people with clean records is that they weren't caught... I have a bachelors from Suffolk Law in international business , my brother software engineer for the D.O.D! My dad has had his own company for over thirty years, we're minorities, Dominican. I have a felony for trafficking marijuana I made more money in 2 years, that even I did my 7 years I had more saved up then people who were working and free in that time....lol! The fact of the matter is money talks bullstuff walks! If convicted felons can't get work they will be going to those people houses who think they shouldn't be working and they are going to take what they need! We need to help rehabilitate these people and give them a chance, I brought my father business off him and I only hire convicted felons and pay them 15 hr entry level and up to 25 hr if they have experience! Thevpurposevto my whole story is that you think very wealthy people and a lot of business came from legit stuff.... Lol your naive if you think it was all hard work!!!&

I'm a convicted felony. I have one felony. Because I was young and dumb and wanted money since I have learned my lesson and worked at retail and janitorial job. I work in retail now but they only give me Two or three days a week. I would love to find a perminant position in maintenance. If you have any leads in the NYC area please let me know

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Karlos in Hazlet, New Jersey

40 months ago

arlenie in Old Bridge, New Jersey said: What you have to do is build your own business , there are many places to start on the internet.

Look for a business you want to work in with the internet there are many business you can start for as little as 10.00 a month, it only takes you doing the work. I dont know anyone who is willing to do the hard work they need that has not been a success.

You just have to find what works for you.

I wish you all much success...


You mentioned in another post your company would hire felons etc. I live in Matawan what is the companies name? Thanks

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Fayecargillflores in Morristown, New Jersey

40 months ago

Businessman in Stony Point, New York said: The only difference between a convicted felon and most people with clean records is that they weren't caught... I have a bachelors from Suffolk Law in international business , my brother software engineer for the D.O.D! My dad has had his own company for over thirty years, we're minorities, Dominican. I have a felony for trafficking marijuana I made more money in 2 years, that even I did my 7 years I had more saved up then people who were working and free in that time....lol! The fact of the matter is money talks bullstuff walks! If convicted felons can't get work they will be going to those people houses who think they shouldn't be working and they are going to take what they need! We need to help rehabilitate these people and give them a chance, I brought my father business off him and I only hire convicted felons and pay them 15 hr entry level and up to 25 hr if they have experience! Thevpurposevto my whole story is that you think very wealthy people and a lot of business came from legit stuff.... Lol your naive if you think it was all hard work!!!&

I would love to speak with you about my situation

Faye

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Fayecargillflores in Morristown, New Jersey

40 months ago

I would love to speak with you about my situation

Faye

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blahh in Lindenhurst, New York

40 months ago

So what jobs accept felony in long island??

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Havefaith54 in Lakeview, Ohio

39 months ago

FocusedMan in Akron, Ohio said: I was release from prions 8 months ago and yet i still have no job. My going to prison has created some problems with me going to school because i was in school when it happened. Yet i wont give up and will do what it takes to make sure my children and mother (she had 4 strokes) are all taken care of. Never give up keep fighting and things will happen.

IPS in Waynesfield, Ohio does not do a background check. They are always hiring. People just don't stay because 10 hour days 4 days a week. 6am-4pm Pay is ok and you get raises.

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indydeb1 in Riverside, California

39 months ago

AMANDA in Mableton, Georgia said: YOU ARE AN IDIOT I HOPE SOMEONE STEALS EVERYTHING YOU GOT AND BURNS DOWN YOUR HOUSE AND FRAMES YOU FOR INSURANCE FRAUD AND THEN YOU CAN SPEND SOME QUALITY TIME WITH SOME CRIMINALS AND SOME BIG DUDE NAMED BUTCH MAKES YOU HIS LADY AND THEN WHEN YOU FINALLY DO GET OUT YOU CAN'T FIND A JOB THEN SOME MAN JUST LIKE YOU WILL SEE YOU AND TELL "YOU GET AWAY FROM ME YOU CRIMINAL" BUT THEN AGAIN YOU PROBABLY DON'T NEED ANYONE TO SET YOU UP YOU ARE PROBABLY A BIGGER CRIMINAL THEN ANY OF US ..... GOD WILL JUDGE YOU

Well, my son is still doing a ridiculous amount of time for what he did...but I have learned thst all guys in prison are not bad people.many end up with addictions and that leads to crimes. The most important thing we can do is help these people. . they need jobs add long add they are clean and willing to work. To treat them any other way is criminal. ..

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Ann in Port Angeles, Washington

39 months ago

A Real Person in Sacramento, California said: Here you go spreading the same ridiculous nonsense that causes this problem in the first place. "You need honest people?" Every person who has been convicted of a crime is dishonest? Every one who has been convicted of a crime is "criminal minded"? You are part of the problem.

You sound like a bigot, I am sure you have messed up in your life, God forgives why cant you.

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not afraid in Anacortes, Washington

38 months ago

taryn in Jenkinsburg, Georgia said: Sir you are a ASS!

This guy talks all this tough talk, but wait until he/she or a family member gets a felony. Then we'll see which side of his mouth he talks out of. In our zeal to punish, we make getting a felony conviction easy. I have friends who were school teachers, and they changed careers because all a young teen had to do was get pissed off, and make sexual allegations. Crying "rape" is the biggest "get even" tactic of teens today. When your high school son turns 18, make damn sure he dumps his 14-15 year old girlfriend. If not, he suddenly becomes a "dangerous" sex offender.

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James in Bloomfield, Connecticut

36 months ago

felonyhire.com/ they got offices all over the US. They're a national company.

I'm in Ct, but they have offices all over.

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Sandie in Phoenix, Arizona

34 months ago

Thank you for saying what you did. I'm a well educated ex-felon too with no job and BARELY making ends meet at this point. I believe once we do our time that should be it. We shouldn't continue to be punished for the rest of our lives.

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indydeb1 in California

34 months ago

the court system really doesn't work very well some people get away with murder and summer punished In more severe ways, it doesn't seem like there is a standard. I truly believe that once you've done your time you should be done with being punished. My son will be going thru this for the rest of his life. We all make mistakes some of us don't get caught though,and if we have a lot of money or are a celebrity we get away with it

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abcdefg in Memphis, Tennessee

32 months ago

Fayecargillflores in Morristown, New Jersey said: I would love to speak with you about my situation

Faye


Hello Faye,

It does not look as though you have had a response to your question. Assuming your online profile is correct; congrats on your job. If on the other hand your profile is incorrect, you may want to think about options abroad. As an accountant you could relocate to many other countries and overseas employers that need your skills (although, England, Australia, and New Zealand are out). If you are the Faye I found online than by association of other individuals, I assume you have the ability to converse in another language. Countries such as the Netherlands have something called the American Friendship and Commerce Treaty. For a minimum business investment of $6500 you can relocate to a place that does not care about your background and start a business. This, is your best course of action because you do not have to say anything about what happened. Take your skills, dare to think differently and build your practice into something you may sell and retire from. Oh, you may want to change your username.

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abcdefg in Memphis, Tennessee

32 months ago

To anybody reading this.

In 1918 more than 75% of the United States was self-employed. Today self-employed are only 7% of the population. We are being turned into servants. If you are male or female, unless you have a personal contact, you will not get a job or career (there is a difference) in corporate America or down-home USA; that is, a job that pays much more than minimum wage. Each person that I interviewed while in prison either had a job lined-up or was integral to their family business. In other words, those with felonies that are employed probably already had the job before they were released. A majority that did not have contacts, in and out of prison were self-employed. Be it an insurance salesperson (very hard to attain) or a flyer delivery business, self-employment is your best bet for success. You can do it if you follow the only plan that makes sense. Let me give you the steps.

1. Go to you-tube and watch Zig-Ziglar, Tony Robbins, Tom Hopkins. These people are not only motivational speakers but, master salespeople. You will learn a lot and they will remind you that you are worth more and of greater value than society has lead you to believe. You will need these type of lessons and their words during the darker days of your life. Only those like you can truly understand your problems but, what these people say pertain to all of us.

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abcdefg in Memphis, Tennessee

32 months ago

Part 2

2. If you are broke, go find the closest mom and pop minimum wage job that you can. I know for many of you it seems impossible but, unlike most I have four felonies for burglary. Impossible is my mantra. If you fill out an application - and the company is small enough - lie. You have already done your time and paid your debt to society; it is likely that the small business will not see the benefit in paying for a background check. Why feel uncomfortable in your workplace? Just lie. If you are asked why you are applying for this job and do not look like a teenager; lie. If you are in your twenties or thirties let them know that you are currently going to school. If older tell them that you need to be close to home and take care of your ailing parent. Just model your interviewer and tell them what they want to hear. Do not tell them that you want to make a career at their tiny, family store, it makes no sense. Ultimately, they want someone who will be responsible, show up for work, not ask questions and fit in with the other employees. As long as you stay in the mold they will not ask question.

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abcdefg in Memphis, Tennessee

32 months ago

Part 3 & 4

3. Live as cheaply as possible and save every last penny. The human body can only digest 10 grams of protein per hour, this means that you portion your food and eat accordingly. Eat healthy things you do not like such as squid (small amounts have zero fat and huge amounts of protein; it only takes 45 seconds to cook in boiling water). You are broke, at the bottom of society, and need to start living a different life. If you lived in Japan you would be considered an “untouchable” and be seriously out of luck. But, if you lived in Denmark they would have allowed you to be at home for your prison sentence and still given you universal health care. You must do what it takes, for as long as it takes to get your business seed money. Start planning you exit strategy from employment.

4. You need to decide on the type of business that your limited funds will allow you to start. Do not dream big! This is important. It is not that I want you to limit yourself but, rather I want you to take a realistic view of where you are. You are a felon, misdemeanor, or some other make on your record kind of person. As a felon you can own a pest control business in Iowa but not in Tennessee. You need to know what you can and cannot do. Use the internet even if you have to go to the library. Everything that you need to know is there. Including the fact the extradition is possible from almost anywhere. But, that is another conversation. Since you are going to own a business I need you to do something for me. Realize that you are a child. Once you realize that you know nothing about business you can work toward becoming an adult in the realm of business acumen.

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abcdefg in Memphis, Tennessee

32 months ago

Part 5 & 6 Continued

Remember that you get .45 cents per mile which you can write off on your taxes. Also, start your business as a real business, file taxes, keep paperwork, after two years of profit you can show this to the bank and get mortgage financing. So much to say. Just stop dwelling. Take it from me, I have dwelled long enough. Learn from the research that I have done and save yourself the heartache.

6. You have a record in the United States of America. It is a fact and there is little you can do about this. Even if it is expunged, it still shows up on your FBI report. Accept who you are, you limitations, and make yourself who you want to be. Learn to work within the system and make your life better. Neither God, Allah, Buddha nor anyone else can help you; you must help yourself. Before any of these concepts existed, man was alone in the wilderness and fought for the right to stay alive. My Neanderthal heritage is alive and strong, you must bring out your inner warrior and accept that you may be behind in the race but, the race is not over. Remember, society is structured for you to fail but, as long as you have a plan, work that plan as long as it takes, you can prevail.

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Vet8913 in Baltimore, Maryland

32 months ago

arlenie in Old Bridge, New Jersey said: What you have to do is build your own business , there are many places to start on the internet.

Look for a business you want to work in with the internet there are many business you can start for as little as 10.00 a month, it only takes you doing the work. I dont know anyone who is willing to do the hard work they need that has not been a success.

You just have to find what works for you.

I wish you all much success...

What thype of business? I have someone very close to me Im sure would be willing to do the work. Is there any way you could email me and elaborate?

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i"cant"eat in Birmingham, Alabama

31 months ago

This is getting rediculous. How am I suppose to live. If I can't work or get housing. I am in my prime and need to work. I have lost atleast 12 jobs because of a misdemeanor. At first I would tell the company up front but after multiple times being denied i just stopped telling them. Then i started getting job offers for $35,000, to $55,000 and all in between. Then when my background check came back i would promply be fired. This happened so many times i cant count. Its like one day i was a ggod guy and the next day people were scared of me. I will never have a family, or get out of poverty or use my degree i worked for or have a Life. Am qualified & able to get jobs because I have done it multiple times when I with hold my conviction. I don't understand how one bar fight "trying to protect my girlfriend who was being kicked in the head by three people" in which i got a misdameanor assualt in the 3rd. No one was hurt except her, can keep me from making an honest living. How can I keep from doing illegal activity in order to feed myself and survive. Or in my Case live with my mother and mooch off her and drag her down. I am a grown man that should be working and producing for my mother, family, the state & federal, and myself. There is no protection or even a way to explain your self or prove you paid for your mistake and learn from it. It's going on ten years, starting with my DUI, that I have been discriminated against. Just because you had to many. Beers and drove that shouldn't be reason enough to take away a persons ability to live.

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indydeb1 in La Verne, California

31 months ago

My son has 3 felonies which are tied together and he finally found a job in a casino...some casinos will hire felons and give them a chance depending on the felony. My son even worked at a pet hotel just to have work. I feel bad for anyone who has already done their time and they are still punished for it. i believe most of these people will go out of their way now to show they can be good employees. Does your city have any Urban programs or church programs for helping you find a job? What about unemployment? Good luck to you and anyone who is looking.

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metalheadlover in Greensboro, North Carolina

30 months ago

Hi, I am kinda new to this, so bare with me. I was charged for a burglary and a battery in florida a few years ago, i went to jail, and now am on probation here in NC. I had adjudication witheld on both charges, and i have no priors. I applied at Time Warner and have a big interview this week. I already did the phone interview and they did ask if i will submit to a background anad drug test. I said yes of course. My concern is if I had adjudication withheld and am on probation, what exactly do I tell my future employers during the interviews and what do i write down on paper as far as my recod? I mean, i had AW on both coutns, so to my knowledge I am not a convicted felon and that would mean if they ask me, I can legaly and honestly say that no, I have never been convicted of a crime, right? Any thoughts? I know TWC is a company that does hire ex-felons for customer service sometimes like Amex and VF. guy from Greensboro

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Been There in United Kingdom

28 months ago

Bigotry is alive and well in this fallen world. Non are righteous. No one. Man's law is far less about justice than God's laws and supremely less forgiving about repented mistakes. The X's here must dust their feet and press on; and, it's supremely harder than the general population (many who are criminals not caught - yet) can ever know.

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Boxi in Olathe, Kansas

24 months ago

You got it! in Oscoda, Michigan said: Since we can't find jobs to support ourselves, we'll just continue committing crimes...you get to be first.

That's discrimination. Give the felon a second chance. How are they suppose to better themselves if noone wants to give them a second chance?

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debbie in Covina, California

24 months ago

shelly in Providence, Rhode Island said: My boyfriend has been free and clear for 10yrs. and no one will hire him for a job because of his criminal backround, what can he do?

Do you have any casinos in ri? Often they will hire, as does ups and fed ex, hope he finds something. My son has 3 felonies and looked a long time, after one very crappy job he trained for porter in a casino. He's been with a vegas casino for 6 months now and in a union with benefits, he is so thankful, good luck to him. Felons should not continue to be punished

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Myself in Jacksonville, Florida

24 months ago

I had a felony from 2008, went to prison for 10 months after I had time served waiting for court. It was a car accident that left me with a manslaughter charge. No I was not drunk or a hit and run, I did not even cause it, but, because I was driving on a suspended license, I was at fault. I have found several jobs in restaurants and commissioned based sales jobs. They know they have you by the balls, and abuse you working sometimes, but, it is a job. I am also in college. I am trying to build a life after what happened. I chose to go to be a civil rights attorney. It really does not matter what crappy school I go to, as long as I am good at what I will be doing. Try the lowest of the low jobs and work yourself up. It will hurt your pride and we all know we are better than they treat us, but, we have to do this now. Show what you are made of and build yourself back up. Start with the crappiest jobs and make connections, and let it be a learning thing.

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lisa

24 months ago

I am motivated by some if your comments. I am labeled a thief now because of the mistake I made in 2005. I have since went back to school and will have not 1 but 2 masters degrees in match of this year. I am currently unemployed because of the jobs I amamq

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lisa

24 months ago

Sorry. I am qualified for won't hire me because of my record. I have not been able to obtain employment long enough to get ahead because of the individuals mostly women are intimidated by me. Now I am unemployed and $130,000 in debt plus I still have not paid restitution. I even left the state got qualified for section 8 and was told to lie on the application because companies will most of the time check local background checks. But now I am also qualified to do many other things no one wants to talk to me because I don't have the experience they want. So I am still stuck waiting tables and seeing others attempt to use me for my knowledge which I don't let happen. Or they hire me and be one extremely intimidated by my professionalism and try to get rid of me. The last supervisor I had would star each conversation we had with I don't care that u have ur masters degree or that u have been a manager before and it would have nothing to do with what she was talking about. I am tired if being used, made to feel that I'm insignificant because they are jealous or making minimum wage. I am screwed and still unemployed for over qualifying myself fir anything.

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indydeb1 in La Verne, California

24 months ago

calvin jiles in Terre Haute, Indiana said: ive been clear on my felony convinction of posession of cocaine since the year of 2002 and realize i made a mistake in my younger years but feel like i been discrimated against because how do people not just myself supposed to provide for their families if the work force world always is holding something against us for something that is the past.

You are so right, my son has three felonies. Are you employed now? gET YOUR CDL LICENSE. My son found out that fedex and ups will hire ex felons, in fact I know a felon who is working for ups. I hope things get better for you or anyone in your situation. Besides, Im a fellow Hoosier, Good Luck, debbie

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I am NOT my Past in Columbus, Georgia

24 months ago

Very well said and well spoken. I myself am an educated felon as I'm told that we are a rare breed. LOL. I agree that we are not given the credit owed as many of us are NOT career criminals and had careers before our unfortunate run ins with the law. I was only in trouble once and was a division manager with a corporate nonprofit organization working towards my Masters degree. However, I have since not only completed that Masters but I have completed a second and now working on my doctorate! Although I am still unemployed, and not getting paid, I have founded and created an organization here in Columbus, GA that helps those like me become employed, NewLife-Second Chance Outreahc, Inc. (www.nlscoinc.org).

Therefore, I do believe that if all of us who are NOT career criminals, as some of have made 1 or few mistakes but have since refrained from crime and being exemplary members of our communities. We have learned from our mistakes, are educated OR skilled, business minded and determined to live right and we could indeed be a productive community. In fact, count me in if there was ever a region of land that would be dedicated to us and I too guarantee that it would thrive as many of us are highly educated, skilled and want to make differences in our communities. Besides, "Felontown" would be a quite a slap in the face to those who are determined to keep us down by refusing to hire us or give us housing. It would definitely make their jaws drop to see a community of ex-offenders that have not only built their own structures but are business owners and running it all their own! Neat idea, huh?

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clombard1973 in Manchester, New Hampshire

24 months ago

Born again Christian in Phoenix, Arizona said: If you are reading this and you are going through something hard in your life. You can't find a job because of something you did in the past, please I consider that you look towards Jesus. He came into the world not to condemn you but to save you. I don't care what you did in the past God will forgive you if you invite his Son into your life. If you tried everything and got nowhere. Try Jesus. If you would like to be saved right now, if you want a relationship with God right now. Then pray this prayer God, I am a sinner., but I believe that you sent Jesus, and that he shed his blood and died on the cross for my sins. I repent of all my sins and I accept Jesus as my savior. From this day forward I give my life to you. Thank you for saving me. Thank him and call someone you love and tell them what just happened and tell them that everything is going to be alright because you now in God's hands. Read your bible and ask God to find you a Bible base church Welcome, and Congratulations. Your are a child of God. God bless you and I would see you in heaven.

Are you kidding? Can Jesus find me a job? I am a felon not an idiot. Go away!

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danmyers in Long Beach, California

24 months ago

What good is a job in this life if you'Re just hell bound anyway. I would take a man or woman of God over another worker, even if they were a little less qualified because I know that they hold to a standard not subject to societies whims.

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johncross120548@*****.*** in Dalton, Georgia

23 months ago

Theres hope :) in Debary, Florida said: Well that is just ignorant. Obviously you are the furthest from spiritual. Some of the most amazing and beautiful souls I have ever come accross in my life are ex felons and recovering addicts. You are the one missing out with your ignorance and its sad how you want to try and hurt those that are trying to do something with themselves. Your in my prayers jerk.

buddy your the one trying and i say trying to judge us. your not my maker. you sound like a hypocrite jesus and all disciples were all in prison at one time or another. its people like you that crucify christ.

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johncross120548@*****.*** in Dalton, Georgia

23 months ago

Felon in Tavernier, Florida said: what an assho!!!

my GOD have mercy on your soul buddy. your suppose to lift a person up not beat him down when hes down. what would jesus think or do.

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johncross120548@*****.*** in Dalton, Georgia

23 months ago

GOD BLESS all of us that have made mistakes in this live and we know you have forgave us, thats all that matters.

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johncross120548@*****.*** in Dalton, Georgia

23 months ago

joe in Austin, Texas said: idiot!!! i guess you are perfect, no i am not a felon but a director with bachelors and people like you probably work in retail or stupid people work..its cool you have to exist too

dont eat there the world want lose sleep

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