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Gen in El Paso, Texas

37 months ago

How did you get honorably released? I got early but I guess they don't do that in MI. You had a felony correct? For what? Wow I had to look it up. No offense to you but Florida is very lax in their rules. No I am not judging I am a convicted felon. I hope you are one of the best cna out there. As a former EMT I have seen patients treated like poop and it killed me. Be prepared you will not get paid crap. But you are very brave for pushing ahead through all the garbage.
Please keep us updated. Good Luck :-)

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Gen in El Paso, Texas

37 months ago

Hey it's me again. I have to say it brought me to tears reading FL guidelines. It has been 7 yrs since I have been off probation - never went to jail - I should have looked into other states. I live in TX (long story) but thank you Raquel you have given me hope. Bless you.

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mattncma in Layton, Utah

33 months ago

Hi there, You're going to have be honest and upfront with future employers. In the meantime check with the court system to see what you need to do to get that off your record. It can take awhile to get that off your record. Good luck...

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Nancy in Charlotte, North Carolina

30 months ago

Gen in El Paso, Texas said: Ok I have to say this as a former HR Director and yes now a convicted felon OMG DON'T LIE ON AN APPLICATION PERIOD NO MATTER HOW LONG AGO YOUR FELONY CONVICTION WAS!!!!!! Read the application it states right on there that if you LIE it is grounds for termination. JEEZ PEOPLE COME ON! How can you say you are being a "better" person if you are not telling the truth on an application? Duh! That is why it is hard for "us" to get jobs. DON'T LIE!

With all due respect, you have no idea what it's like. I take extreme offense to your comment about how we say we're better people and yet lie on applications. Of course we want to be honest and tell the truth, but we want to feed our kids more! I have told the truth and been immediately disqualified. When I tell the truth on applications I never hear back. My convictions were over ten years ago and I believe it is NO ONE'S BUSINESS. It should be illegal. It's an invasion of privacy and 4th ammemdment rights and yet we all sit and do nothing to stop it. Now they've added credit checks to the list as well as urinalysis tests for janitorial positions! It's absurd. It's discrimination plain and simple. I'm angry. I have no excuses for my past. I was an idiot. But I'm not the girl I was back then. I'm married to an engineer, I have a great little boy, I own my home, I volunteer and I try to help my community. I'm smart, I went to an outstanding college and yet I can't land any decent jobs because of my past. If I didn't have my husband I'd be working as an under the table waitress, making $15 a shift and living in HUD housing. And NOT because I'm unintelligent or can't perform or because I lack the drive to be more. No I would be that way because there are NO second chances.

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Bella in Summerville, South Carolina

30 months ago

Nancy, You do not have to defend yourself, by the comment that was made you know that person does not know your struggle.

I would like to ask if you have ever considered going into business for your self?

That, honestly, is the only way you are going to truly get ahead. Im not aware of your financial situation or your credit history, but if you like I can share something with you that will open your eyes to new possibilities.

Just inbox me, or reply & I will help you out :-)

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RobertPerry in Columbus, Georgia

30 months ago

sorty doo wop in Cleveland, Ohio said: I graduated from school to become a medical assistant but i caught a felony case it not a violent or drug case but a theft case i dont know what to do what kind of career would i be able to work with a felony hanging over my head please help

Don't feel alone,I hate that people cant just look past a 10 year old charge and nowadays everything is a felony I certainly have had it with the background checks .... but you should see if your state will allow expunging your record its been done many times particular if you are friends with a judge Im 54 with a first offense felony 12 years ago , in my state a first offense cant be expunged because its not supposed to show up at all, so since I have carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and a bad rotator cuff and unemployed Im going for disability, Im tired of the DA telling me there is nothing they can do or the GBI telling me my record is clear and I can say Ive never had a felony , legally, just for the employers finding it on every background check,

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Patrick in Long Beach, Mississippi

28 months ago

I am 31 years old, my felony convictions although drastic are more than a decade behind me. A good job might as well be the pursuit of immortality at this point. Without my entrepreneurial spirit, I would be helpless to provide anything for my family, I will continue to pay my dues for that adolescent episode, seemingly a lifetime ago. I fix computers and thrive within the tech field, using google and trial and error to make my way to truth and understanding. I had to become my own boss, because no one would take a chance on me, after the metamorphosis I've undergone, the situation remains the same. I look to God and realize he has never given me more than I could handle, through my own abilities, somehow by the skin of my teeth we get by each month. You just cant give up, get out there and get your hustle on, no I don't mean jack some old gal or slang some dope. Go out in the world and wear a smile, think about what your good at, what you've always had a passion for. I've always wanted to write, but one does what they must to provide with the skill set they possess. To each their own, but I pray I may some day get a job in the field I know so much about, may be naive considering my print out. But what's a world without dreams, or the people who would dare dream them?

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Cisco in San Leandro, California

27 months ago

scretive in Harbor City, California said: hello, everyone .. well i have a questions and i hope that it can be answered... I was convicted with two felonies that got converted to a strike when i was 17years old.. i did a year in jail.. but i cannot spunch or seal my record but can i still get hired as a medical assistant ????????

To be honest man, I really dont think so, i would say get it sealed because you were 17 when convicted but if it was a strike it means it was probably violent and that is a no no word in the medical industry and in many areas of society in general. Theres all kinds of things that will piss someone off who has violent potential in a care setting. It can be super stressfull in healthcare cause lives are invloved, peoples well being, your superiors yell crap to your face even if you didnt mess up and being disciplined is key. Im not saying you didnt learn your lesson but with a strike its almost a lost cause to even attempt that. If you cant get your youth record sealed then thats all bad. Your parole officer or probation officer is going to have to help you out with guidance. See if you can join the military. I doubt they enlist felons but once in, they can train you for anything you are capable of doing. Try calling around to human resources and tell them your story see what odds of a career in that look like.

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Patrick in Long Beach, Mississippi

27 months ago

Shannon in Dayton, Ohio said: God don't like criminals either. Loser!

Actually God doesn't hate criminals, scripture talks of the flak he took for dining with them, or offering his time. God does not condone your words, speaking on his behalf in such a way only displays your ignorance and lack of knowledge on the subject. Stop stepping on people already on the ground, no need to kick what is down already, unless your just that sadistic, in which case, I'd lock my door if I were you.

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beachgirl3

26 months ago

Matt in Layton. in Sandy, Utah said: Good evening Ma'am, Merry Christmas to you and your family. Ma'am we are all Gods children and we are all sinners also. I'm not trying to preach to you. Everyone in this world does deserve a second chance as long as ask for forgiveness form our Heavenly Father. Take and God bless.

Thank you for your response to the ignorant woman. People make mistakes and to try to break someone down who is bettering their life is just plain ignorant!! People absolutely deserve a second chance.

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PositiveThinking in Wallingford, Connecticut

26 months ago

Honesty is the best policy and faith. Human Resources job is to make sure the candidate selected will not cause harm to themselves and other employees. Depending on where you are in your life now you should not have any problems. Stay positive.

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Anthony in Hartford, Connecticut

26 months ago

Tina in Ormond Beach, Florida said: I worked for a local physician for some 5 years and he was stealing from Medicare treating hep c patients. Needless to say when he got put under investigation he fired all of us in the office. He had family in the local states attorneys office and probation office, local police department and needless to say his charges just vanished. I was 40 years old never been in trouble had worked in the medical field all my life, I ended up in jail for using the company credit card and he said he never authorized it. I went to jail for 6 months, 10 yrs paper. Taht was all terminated early and I am now struggling to get my life back on track still some 8 years later. My passion has always been to become an RN and went to our local college after speaking with the Flordia Nursing Board to find out that I could indeed be licensed in Florida. The probably now is that the college won't accept me in there program. I find this just really stupid. How can you not get an education when the board that will actually be repsonsible for you getting a license and having control over you says your eliglible. Does anyone in Florida have any suggestions. I am trying to do something with my life, I have many more years to work and feel that we should be allowed to pursue dreams even with a felonies. People make mistakes and as long as you learn from them you shouldn't be condemed for life.
Any suggesstions out there???????

Im going through the same thing im a cna and live in ct but live in Florida got a felony charge and cant find a job doing it noone will hire me sad thats all I know

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Beth zelaya

23 months ago

Matt in Layton. in Sandy, Utah said: Good evening Ma'am, Merry Christmas to you and your family. Ma'am we are all Gods children and we are all sinners also. I'm not trying to preach to you. Everyone in this world does deserve a second chance as long as ask for forgiveness form our Heavenly Father. Take and God bless.

Lisa Taylor in Dayton ohio.....The comment you made was just stupid, ignorant as f***, get a life. It seems that your the STUPID one dum B$@!*#!!!!

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Ex felon in Fort Worth, Texas

23 months ago

Genny in El Paso, Texas said: I will be honest there are no "minor" drug felony charges. A felony is a felony period. It sucks big time but that is the reality that you have to face before you can move on. I will be quite frank with you (sorry I don't bs people - we all need the truth not fluff). Seeing as your felony charges where for drugs that will make it much harder on you, sorry. I would suggest going to your local church or Salvation Army etc. and they may be able to help with you finding work. You will get many no answers and people will be rude. Karma will get them. Hold your head up high knowing that you want to change! Also see if your state has a job bank they may be able to help. DON'T GIVE UP.
sorry if I sounded like a bummer but I don't have drug charges but I am so tired of being treated like I am some monster... OMG Identity theft against ex.. in no way was it right but they lump us in with murders and child molesters.. NOT RIGHT....
YOU CAN DO THIS HAVE FAITH AND DON'T GIVE UP!

yes there are minor drug charges,you have class a,b, and c.class c felonies are minor felonies to be served atstate jail for no less than 6 mo. and no lonthan 2 years.it is day for day,no parole.time served .Where as a class b, and a result in a Texas dept of criminal justice,prison,and is for two years or longer and you get out on parole...

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jobsupporter in Baltimore, Maryland

23 months ago

why didn't you get the theft charge expunged. I heard from a friend of mine that someone he knew said it took eighteen months to get first degree assault expunged off his record

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cooney in Salem, Massachusetts

20 months ago

Gen in El Paso, Texas said: Ok I have to say this as a former HR Director and yes now a convicted felon OMG DON'T LIE ON AN APPLICATION PERIOD NO MATTER HOW LONG AGO YOUR FELONY CONVICTION WAS!!!!!! Read the application it states right on there that if you LIE it is grounds for termination. JEEZ PEOPLE COME ON! How can you say you are being a "better" person if you are not telling the truth on an application? Duh! That is why it is hard for "us" to get jobs. DON'T LIE!

To the HR director I'm not sure if you will even read this but I have a question. I myself have drug charges I'm not a felon but I did plea guilty to misdemeanors. Seven years later I got arrested for another possession charge this time I completed probation and supposedly my continue without a finding shouldn't come up unless I apply for a job in the medical field. In September I was thinking about taking a phlebotomy and EKG course and it's been about three years now and I have been clean my question to you is should I waste my time and take this course with my record would HR even look @it with my charges? I do know you never lie on an application because no matter how great an employee you are fired no exceptions.If you could give me your honest opinion. Thank you

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shawty lo in Cleveland, Ohio

20 months ago

Would be being categorized as "sex offender" have any affect in pursing a career as a Pharmacy Tech???

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johnboldow in New Orleans, Louisiana

20 months ago

Im a Ex- Felon and when II tell you I was having a very hard time finding a job that would pay me the money I desired I searched high and low until I decided that the only way for me to do it was to start my own so now im a storm chaser and I make a great living doing it.
I own my own after 17 years in and drug addiction God will guide if you let him….So all of you who are fighting for your nitch just ask god and let him lead you in the right direction.

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Rosebud0765@*****.*** in Meadville, Pennsylvania

19 months ago

Matt in Layton. in Sandy, Utah said: Good evening Ma'am, Merry Christmas to you and your family. Ma'am we are all Gods children and we are also Gods Children.

I love that there are some good people out there, thank you for some inspiration.
I was convicted of two felonies in 2003. Iwas arrested with my husband at that time for him having sexual relations with my 16yr old daughter and impregnating her. I took a plea after 3 years, I was tired of fighting and I felt that my children had gone through enough.
Since 2003 I have become ordained,received a bachelors in Psychology,a Masters in Human Services/Marriage and Family Counseling. The main reason I had decided to get my degree in these areas wasto be able to counsel others who had beed through sexual,emotional,and physical abuse. After I graduated with my first Masters I continued to get my degree in Pastoral Counseling.
Well, I am at a roadblock,I was sentenced in Florida,and have recently relocated to Pennsylvania. Does anyone have suggestions on what I can do to work in the field of counseling?
Even though I took the plea for attempted sexual activity with a minor/child neglect because I did not report seeing them together my dreams do not seam possible, please give me some insight. Thank You & God Bless..Pastor Caroline

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dumb kid decisions in Bakersfield, California

16 months ago

Hi i was wondering if anyone knew the California laws about drug crimes? Because a few years back i had gotten a mistameter under the influence charge first time in trouble it had been my bday and my bf had just gotten home after being away for 32 months and we had split a dime of meth that morning and spent the day at the fair drinking and on our way home ready for bed we had gotten stopped and the cops said i was higher than a kite which why they thought thst i dont know since i was barely gonna make it the rest of the way hone which was only 3 houses away and they released my boyfriend with the backpack they thoroughly went thru that contained syringes a bottle of clean pee and and a bottle of pills with the label ripped off. It was all bad but my entire life up to that pointi was setting it to where i wiuld start as med asst and work my way to a heart specialist. And at the time i wasnt in school or anything because i just had a child and wanted to be home for the early years. But everytime i have even thought of going to school and working my way ro my dream i have been told that because of a mistameter mistake almost a decade ago that i did my time for i even put myself thru a treatment program even tho i was never told or made to that i can never work in the medical field even if i got it taken off my record?

Sorry for the life story

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bet in Alhambra, California

16 months ago

dumb kid decisions in Bakersfield, California said: Hi i was wondering if anyone knew the California laws about drug crimes? Because a few years back i had gotten a mistameter under the influence charge first time in trouble it had been my bday and my bf had just gotten home after being away for 32 months and we had split a dime of meth that morning and spent the day at the fair drinking and on our way home ready for bed we had gotten stopped and the cops said i was higher than a kite which why they thought thst i dont know since i was barely gonna make it the rest of the way hone which was only 3 houses away and they released my boyfriend with the backpack they thoroughly went thru that contained syringes a bottle of clean pee and and a bottle of pills with the label ripped off. It was all bad but my entire life up to that pointi was setting it to where i wiuld start as med asst and work my way to a heart specialist. And at the time i wasnt in school or anything because i just had a child and wanted to be home for the early years. But everytime i have even thought of going to school and working my way ro my dream i have been told that because of a mistameter mistake almost a decade ago that i did my time for i even put myself thru a treatment program even tho i was never told or made to that i can never work in the medical field even if i got it taken off my record?

Sorry for the life story

tske a look at Dental Lab Technician. The are 2 accredited schools in Southern California (LACC and Pasadena City College). I didn't see anything about background check. It's a 2 year program. When you graduate, you can work for small private companies that probably don't do background check either. If you got your misdemeanor record a few years ago and you didn't get into anymore trouble, you should look into getting that record expunged.

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Elvis in Long Beach, California

14 months ago

I have a friend who had has minor drug offenses of record and a history of iv drug use with record of arrest ive advised her i didn't think she should waste the money to train to be Ma or cna? what are the odds? thanks in advance for any reply's

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MirandaS in Phoenix, Arizona

13 months ago

Speaking from personal experience, there is little to no chance of getting a job in healthcare or the medical field if you have a felony. I have a non-violent, non-drug related felony from over 20 years ago that was pardoned by the governor and all my rights restored. I am also an honorably discharged military vet with a 4 year degree. I have worked for federal government agencies and private companies in a non-healthcare capacity, and have good references from those past employers. After getting laid off due to the economy, I wanted to get into the healthcare field.

First I tried as a Pharmacy Technician. Went to school and passed the program at the top of my class, got licensed by the PTCB and applied to literally every pharmacy tech job I could find ranging from Wal Mart to Walgreens to supermarket pharmacies, Cigna, you name it. Not even so much as an interview. Decided to try a different area of healthcare. Went to school for nursing, passed the background check to get into school, did well in my classes and once again passed the state exam and got my license by the AZ Board of Nursing. Same story, applied to every opening I could find (well over 100 applications) even those for "new nursing grad programs" and jobs out in the boonies as well as major cities. Not one single interview.

One day I ran into a cousin who I hadn't seen in years and lo and behold she is a manager in a phlebotomy department of a hospital. She said that she knows the HR person there and to apply. How could I not get a chance at this, right? So I applied and guess what? Rejection letter. After a while I contacted my cousin and she told me the HR person told her "off the record" that they won't consider me because of my conviction.

I gave one final shot at working in healthcare by applying for crappy entry level jobs like patient transporter, etc and never once got an interview.

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MirandaS in Phoenix, Arizona

13 months ago

So, all these stories you read online by people claiming to have felonies and work in the medical field are either a) complete BS or b) MAYBE they've been working there a long time before background checks became more strict and somehow got grandfathered in.

And as a final nail in the coffin I found this article in which a hospital HR person said that hospitals won't hire anyone with a conviction:

scrubsmag.com/confessions-from-hospital-hr-heres-why-we-didnt-hire-you/

And despite what some lawyer will tell you, getting your record expunged will not help you passing a background check for healthcare. Because healthcare agencies use the same level of background check as do police departments, and even if you have expungement it will show up. Hell, I have a pardon which is the best you can get for a felony conviction, and still got shut out.

Just wanted to post this to save others in my situation from wasting years of time and thousands of dollars all for nothing.

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cyndy in Cleveland, Mississippi

13 months ago

MirandaS in Phoenix, Arizona said: So, all these stories you read online by people claiming to have felonies and work in the medical field are either a) complete BS or b) MAYBE they've been working there a long time before background checks became more strict and somehow got grandfathered in.

And as a final nail in the coffin I found this article in which a hospital HR person said that hospitals won't hire anyone with a conviction:

scrubsmag.com/confessions-from-hospital-hr-heres-why-we-didnt-hire-you/

And despite what some lawyer will tell you, getting your record expunged will not help you passing a background check for healthcare . Because healthcare agencies use the same level of background check as do police departments, and even if you have expungement it will show up. Hell, I have a pardon which is the best you can get for a felony conviction, and still got shut out.

Just wanted to post this to save others in my situation from wasting years of time and thousands of dollars all for nothing.

Hey Miranda, I'm working as a CNA and I have a Federal Felony. Never gonna leave me. My conviction is 10 years old. I think it really depends on what state you live in. MS let me get my CNA, but tells me no I can't get my Nursing license. Hospitals won't hire me, but nursing homes will. You should try the nursing homes, they are smaller and it gives you an opportunity to speak with the hiring manager directly and most of them really need nurses. I hope this gives you a little hope. I'm trying to transfer my license to Florida and I know I may not be able to do it, but I'm doing it anyway. Guess I just believe in stepping out on faith. Hope the good lord blesses you with a job soon.

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irishangel in Burlington, New Jersey

13 months ago

For all the people convicted of a felony and are struggling which so happens to be my case. Convicted of aggravated assault in 1999 as a result of a DUI which clipped a police officers door and struck him. I can tell you from personal experience. I did not have a hard time finding employment shortly after the incident and was employed regularly up until 2 years ago. It wasn't till the job market shrank that I am finding a hard time gaining employment. The only way that you'll gain employment is to find a humbled individual who has committed a mistake in their lives and understands. Providing they are the ones doing the hiring. There are no such mistakes and reformed individuals. Realistically, you'll pay for that mistake till death comes a calling. So look at it like a life sentence. The only difference is you'll be doing a murderers sentence with the ability to be free.
So really it all comes down to luck. Personally, I've had employers use that against me. The assumption that I'll do any ridiculous thing they tell me because I don't have a choice because no one will hire me with a felony. Not multiple infractions (a felony as in one felony). Some will say that you have to show that you have changed your life....I've went through Emergency Management training and became certified as a firefighter and was going to proceed with EMT. Till I lost my job with everyone else. So good luck to all who legitimately have made a mistake and are trying to make a living without help from the "Once a criminal, always a criminal" group. I had to put my opinion out there because I get irritated by people who post things that they have no experience in.
If anyone wants realistic , honest help I can only give advice on my own personal experience.

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Kymm in Toledo, Ohio

13 months ago

sorty doo wop in Cleveland, Ohio said: I graduated from school to become a medical assistant but i caught a felony case it not a violent or drug case but a theft case i dont know what to do what kind of career would i be able to work with a felony hanging over my head please help

You need to look into getting that expunged. Also careers in social work, drug counseling, etc. research the laws in your state, i e Ohio has a law about possesion depending on how much etc, an applicant doesnt even need to put it on a resume.

God Bless
Keep your head up and remember if God is for us, no MAN can be against us!!!!!

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anonymous in Washington, Indiana

13 months ago

I live in Indiana and I have a felony that's 13 years old I applied for a position at a nursing facility and was wondering how likely I am to be disqualified from this job? yes I put it on my application and yes its in another state and not for drugs or anything violent

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givingmytwocents in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

10 months ago

MirandaS in Phoenix, Arizona said: So, all these stories you read online by people claiming to have felonies and work in the medical field are either a) complete BS or b) MAYBE they've been working there a long time before background checks became more strict and somehow got grandfathered in.

And as a final nail in the coffin I found this article in which a hospital HR person said that hospitals won't hire anyone with a conviction:

scrubsmag.com/confessions-from-hospital-hr-heres-why-we-didnt-hire-you/

And despite what some lawyer will tell you, getting your record expunged will not help you passing a background check for healthcare . Because healthcare agencies use the same level of background check as do police departments, and even if you have expungement it will show up. Hell, I have a pardon which is the best you can get for a felony conviction, and still got shut out.

Just wanted to post this to save others in my situation from wasting years of time and thousands of dollars all for nothing.

So what job do you do? Are you self employed?

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Gary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

9 months ago

I have Federal robbery charges. Can I work in Food Service in a hospital?

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Quan T. in Phoenix, Arizona

8 months ago

Nancy in Charlotte, North Carolina said: With all due respect, you have no idea what it's like. I take extreme offense to your comment about how we say we're better people and yet lie on applications. Of course we want to be honest and tell the truth, but we want to feed our kids more! I have told the truth and been immediately disqualified. When I tell the truth on applications I never hear back. My convictions were over ten years ago and I believe it is NO ONE'S BUSINESS . It should be illegal. It's an invasion of privacy and 4th ammemdment rights and yet we all sit and do nothing to stop it. Now they've added credit checks to the list as well as urinalysis tests for janitorial positions! It's absurd. It's discrimination plain and simple. I'm angry. I have no excuses for my past. I was an idiot.................

The fact that you believe that background checks & UAs are absurd is irresponsible thinking. So someone who has a sexual deviancy charge should be allowed to work with children? See your fault in thinking? If it was over 10 years ago, pay your fines and get it expunged. The downright truth is you will have trouble finding a job, but have faith, keep looking, be honest up front. Don't let feeding your kids hinder your ability to be honest, it's better to be up front than to be terminated when that background checks come back. I applaud you for doing community service and working hard to sustain your family. I am a felon and am in no way prejudic

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Nikki in Seattle, Washington

6 months ago

Patrick in Long Beach, Mississippi said: Actually God doesn't hate criminals, scripture talks of the flak he took for dining with them, or offering his time. God does not condone your words, speaking on his behalf in such a way only displays your ignorance and lack of knowledge on the subject. Stop stepping on people already on the ground, no need to kick what is down already, unless your just that sadistic, in which case, I'd lock my door if I were you.

Lol do you know how many people in the BIBLE went to prison? God loves everybody!!!! He does not pick favorites. And we as his children must not forget about the criminals. We have all done stuff that is illegal or close enough to be sent to jail for. If you have never sinner you are a liar!! Jesus is the only one who has never sinner but died like he did sin.

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kelly1976s in Oneonta, New York

4 months ago

Does not matter how long its been they still wont hire you i have a misdemeanor battery charge from 9 years ago and just got let go for it from a cna job after 3 months of working there!

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lindsayplambeck in Loveland, Colorado

4 months ago

Hey I have a question as well I have a felony possession in Nebraska im open and honest on my applications I have my CNA license but no experience cause no one will hire me because of the felony. Ive always wanted to be a nurse. I live in Colorado now does anyone know who I can talk to or go to to get advice and maybe get a chance again? I got my charge in 2014 but was sentenced in 2015. If anyone has advice or info please reply. Thank you

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Concerned Marine in Englewood, Ohio

4 months ago

Hey everyone I am saddnef to see this post due to the fact that good people catch a case and then can't get work. My issue is this. I'm Ret. Combat Marine I was shot and blown up 23 surgeries later/3 yes of not being able to walk. My first wife passed away and I was lonely and sad. I married a Trauma RN / Care Flight. Well making a long story short I am a chronic pain patient and she decided to begin stealing my pain meds. She was in a Care Flight accident and became addicted to Peercicet. After I realized this I locked them in my gun safe, she then had someone steal the rims and break into her car. Well it became a mess turning into insurance fraud. I had never been in trouble in 43 yes. Not even a speeding ticket. I turned the stolen items into insurance cause I didn't know she did this. When all was said and done I took charges for her which resulted in a Felony 4 and Felony 5. Love does funny things but now because of that I can't even volunteer at certain places. I lost my 2nd amendment rights. I am just glad I receive my benefits. But I feel for all of you on this post. The system has failed the people. You have all these people committing welfair fraud and what not but we have here people wanting to work and can't. The judicial system is broke and won't get fixed till we vote people in who care. Merry Christmas and I pray for all of you hood luck.

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rsp6321 in Jacksonville, Florida

4 months ago

Please help with information that is accurate. I have a drug felony (b,C) which took place in the state of new York I had to serve prison time. The story behind it doesn't matter because its so unreal and no one can help their. I served 2 years and was released in 2010. i AM CURRENTLY WORKING BUT CAN NOT MAKE ENDS MEET. i NEED TO KNOW IN WHAT AREAS OF STATE OR FEDERAL CAN I GET A JOB. i CANT EVEN EXPLAIN HOW I FEEL. I HAD FAITH IN GOD UNTIL I GOT CONVICTED FOR SOMETHING I DID NOT DO BUT NEVER THE LESS I AM HERE STANDING AND TRYING TO LIVE RIGHT I HAVE A 2 YEAR COLLEGE DEGREE FOR WHICH I OBTAINED PRIOR TO PRISON BUT WAS NOT ABLE TO USE I TRIED TO PURSUE MY 4 YEAR DEGREE BUT RAN OUT OF FINANCIAL AID . THE DEGREES ARE IN HUMAN SERVICE. IM SORRY I AM RAMBLING ON IM JUST SOOO TIRED. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT AND WHERE I CAN GO TO MAKE BETTER MONEY WITHOUT THE FELONIES HOLDING ME BACK I HAVE BEEN A CNA /EMT/ ADMINISTRATIVE CLERK I WORK HARD AND HAVE MANY SKILLS BUT THEY ARE ALL OUTDATED DUE TO NOT BEING ABLE TO GET A JOB IN THOSE AREAS. SO I GO TO WHAT EVER WILL HIRE ME PLEASE HELP... A MOTHER WHO IS LOOSING THE BATTLE:{

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noluckatall in winston salem, North Carolina

2 months ago

It's really sad how drug felons that has changed their life around can't find a decent job. I just moved to north carolina and all i've been working is temp jobs with no benefits and no guarantee of becoming permenant. Every job I've applied for online gets unanswered, And or they say no. I'm thinking of moving back to memphis tennessee. Has anyone in winston salem gotten a job in the medical field with a felon.

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G in El Paso, Texas

2 months ago

I read so many people asking about getting a job as a felon when it is a drug charge. People look up the law. This is getting old. Drug charge = working in medical job - no. If there is a state that will allow it please point out the statute. I was a FF/EMT and got convicted of a non drug charge and still lost my license. I have to wait 7 years before I can get it back unless I am granted a pardon then the 7 years does not matter at all. But instead of taking the easy way out look up the law. You will not always find the correct answer here. Sorry folks no disrespect.

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