re.hiring convicted felons

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calla

AOL

#1 Mar 30, 2010
I live in the Atlanta are, and I was wondering if there is a program where someone will give a convicted felon a second chance at employment?

Since: Jan 10

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#2 Mar 30, 2010
I had one working for me on a project, and he left the job unfinished. His wife called me after he had been away from the job about 6 days and said he was in jail and wanted me to help go his bond. I refused and told her that I had given him a chance and he blew it.

This will be my last time hiring a convicted felon.
wife of a convicted felon

Decatur, GA

#3 Jul 11, 2010
that was just that guy. you should not feel that way about everyone. a person that is not a convicted felon could do the same to you. you don't even know why he was locked up. find out all the facts b4 you judge someone

Since: Jan 10

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#4 Jul 12, 2010
wife of a convicted felon wrote:
that was just that guy. you should not feel that way about everyone. a person that is not a convicted felon could do the same to you. you don't even know why he was locked up. find out all the facts b4 you judge someone
I found out why he was in prison. He told me one thing when I hired him, but found out later after I fired him he was in jail for something other that what he told me. I don't work liars either. There are to many people out of work that have never committed crimes for me to hire these criminal liars. You hire them in your business, no me ever again.
SouthBeach

Atlanta, GA

#5 Jul 12, 2010
I think you should consider that not everyone who commits crimes are caught or punished. Just because someone has a clean record doesn't mean they won't steal you blind these days.

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#6 Jul 12, 2010
SouthBeach wrote:
I think you should consider that not everyone who commits crimes are caught or punished. Just because someone has a clean record doesn't mean they won't steal you blind these days.
I know that very well, look at AG Holder and the black panthers.
Dave

Atlanta, GA

#7 Jul 12, 2010
The Mcdonalds on Chamblee Tucker Rd has a program. They have a constant trek of girls coming thru there in the halfway house part of the program. Two of the girls eventually became managers of their own stores!
SouthBeach

Atlanta, GA

#8 Jul 12, 2010
Damn, as an hourly manager making ten dollars an hour you can almost afford not to steal! No kidding, McDonalds works people's asses off for the worst pay anywhere.
lulu

AOL

#9 Jul 12, 2010
nobody will hire an ex con, but will hire illegals who are some of the worst thieves there are. then when these ex cons have to go back to jail because they can't pay their fines everyone wants to say they are repeat offenders. put yourself in their place before you judge.most of them don't want to break the law again but if they can't make a living what else are they going to do. and no, i am not married to one
lulu

AOL

#10 Jul 12, 2010
also, there is a program at the labor board that is for getting felons jobs. check on it.
anon

Duluth, GA

#11 Jul 12, 2010
America never forgives. Once you have a felony it doesn't matter if you become a minister or a nun, you will ALWAYS have the stench of the felony and you will NEVER win a court case. You will also likely NEVER be able to adopt a child and you will NEVER be allowed to protect yourself with a weapon no matter how terrible your neighborhood becomes (since you clearly can't find good enough work to live in a safe place. The purpose of a felony is to keep you down once you are down and prevent your from rising above a certain level. A felony is a life sentence, get used to it. The other catch-22 is that you will rarely find anyone willing to hire if you are honest about your felony, so your only choice is to lie and live with knowing you will be exposed some day. People in Americas LOVE to be right and they LOVE to lord over others. Some will hire felons just to have someone they can easily walk all over. If you have a felony, being good is only going to be a benefit to your soul, nobody else cares. Most just think that once you've been a criminal you will always be one. Odd really, since this is how people in prison think. Good luck finding a forgiving American to work for once you have the F tag.
downsouth

Matthews, NC

#12 Jul 12, 2010
anon that's a fact and I'm not a felon but I have seen it first hand and it don't matter how skilled you are
SouthBeach

Atlanta, GA

#13 Jul 12, 2010
Don't forget, most places that say they'll do a background check won't.
downsouth

Matthews, NC

#14 Jul 12, 2010
iits not just convicted felons if you have been charged with a felony and it was dropped because they had absolutely no evidence a lot of people still won't hire you
Recovering Molestor

Atlanta, GA

#15 Jul 12, 2010
anon wrote:
America never forgives. Once you have a felony it doesn't matter if you become a minister or a nun, you will ALWAYS have the stench of the felony and you will NEVER win a court case. You will also likely NEVER be able to adopt a child and you will NEVER be allowed to protect yourself with a weapon no matter how terrible your neighborhood becomes (since you clearly can't find good enough work to live in a safe place. The purpose of a felony is to keep you down once you are down and prevent your from rising above a certain level. A felony is a life sentence, get used to it. The other catch-22 is that you will rarely find anyone willing to hire if you are honest about your felony, so your only choice is to lie and live with knowing you will be exposed some day. People in Americas LOVE to be right and they LOVE to lord over others. Some will hire felons just to have someone they can easily walk all over. If you have a felony, being good is only going to be a benefit to your soul, nobody else cares. Most just think that once you've been a criminal you will always be one. Odd really, since this is how people in prison think. Good luck finding a forgiving American to work for once you have the F tag.
America does forgive,I'm a registered sex offender whom served 24 months in prison for molesting a 6 year old relative.I was blessed to gain employment after being released.I currently work for KIA Motors in Lagrange,Ga after coming clean on my resume and imterview of my past demons.I pray that other convicted felons will be as fortunate as myself.
missy

United States

#16 Jul 13, 2010
Now I KNOW you're full of it....being a molester and telling where you can be found.....eh,not likely unless you're suicidal !!!!
Convicted Felon

Miami, FL

#17 Sep 6, 2010
Its been my experience, that by coming clean I have been given the chance to work and have been able to move up in the Company. But, I have been Discriminated against for the very same! Yes Discrimination! Ive had some potential employers tell me they dont hire Convicted Felons! What are we supposed to do! We can even vote to change the opinions of those tha discrimate against us! Keep your heart open and give us an opportunity, not all people are the same and that goes for "innocent" people.
John

United States

#18 Sep 6, 2010
lulu wrote:
nobody will hire an ex con, but will hire illegals who are some of the worst thieves there are. then when these ex cons have to go back to jail because they can't pay their fines everyone wants to say they are repeat offenders. put yourself in their place before you judge.most of them don't want to break the law again but if they can't make a living what else are they going to do. and no, i am not married to one
No

Since: Jan 10

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#19 Sep 6, 2010
About all convicted felons are worth doing is cleaning and carry garbage for non criminals.
As I see em

Canton, GA

#20 Sep 7, 2010
If you don't want to have trouble the rest of your life, don't commit felony crimes. Use your brain and consider the consequences!

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