How does anyone with a felony every get a decent job?
No one will hire my son except some construction jobs where he does not have to enter a person's home. He wants to go back to school, but thinks no one will hire him. Can he ever work in the medical field, say in a hospital? Is he going to continue to be barred from employment for the rest of his life? He has been clean, sober, a model citizen for three years, but can't seem to get ahead. He loves to work, is intelligent and trying, but background checks close doors. Is there any hope?
Asked By: handypeacock - 2/2/2009
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The background checks will close doors but not every door. I know that three years of sobriety can seem like an eternity, but to a hiring manager that person would be a risk. It would be beneficial for him to show employers that he did get a degree AFTER the felony and that he is "rehabilitated." The more time he... More
Answered By: NTrouble - 2/2/2009
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Any job is a "decent" job. In exceptional circumstances a felony can be expunged. I know a woman who did it so she could work in a bank. See a lawyer to find out how it is done. A man is respected who works and I cannot see anything wrong with an outside construction job.
Answered By: syrious - 2/2/2009
Getting a job right now in general is a struggle, having a felony record makes it even harder...but not impossible. My boyfriend has several felonies on his record and he has a good paying job, meanwhile I have a college degree, years of management experience, and I'm struggling to get even a minimum wage retail job... More
Answered By: crzymonkeygirl - 2/2/2009
Well unfortunately he should have not done what he did... More
Answered By: Cubs Girl - 2/3/2009
I know people with felonies , and none of them have a decent job or actually wait, none of them even have a job at all. 3 yrs is good for the soul, but for a hiring personnel it is nothing, try 10+ yeras, i know at my work we gottay job application and the person had a DUI felony and the application went into the... More
Answered By: unhuman - 2/3/2009
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