Hot Dog Stand Could Give Jobs To Felons

Hot Dog Stand Could Give Jobs To Felons

There are 224 comments on the Cbs2chicago.com story from Jul 24, 2006, titled Hot Dog Stand Could Give Jobs To Felons. In it, Cbs2chicago.com reports that:

It's no secret that convicted felons have a tough time getting jobs.CBS 2's Jon Duncanson reports on a Chicago businessman who's giving them a second chance.Jim Andrews runs a disposable products business on ...

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Middle ground

Clearwater, FL

#228 Apr 2, 2009
HAHAHA wrote:
I agree with Crying... You felons should all be out sweeping streets, cleaning septic tanks, and picking up sh_t at the dog parks. And smile when your doing it and be glad you didn't have to pay for your crime in a real prison in Asia, instead of the country club you probably were in here. Losers!!! hahaha
HAHAHA still no responce??? bring your ass to back your mouth.
Oh and bring CRYING with you, Are all people in,
Justice IL as ignorant as you two.
Just supply an address will come to you we can speak in person and you can share your ignorance with some of us.
Marissa

Keenesburg, CO

#229 Apr 15, 2009
dumbo dongo wrote:
I do truly feel for all of you, but I must say that it is sad to see the way that many of you communicate on this thread.
Hopefully, each of you present a more positive, well adjusted, and literate image to potential employers when seeking jobs.
The grammer, lack of punctuation, choice of words, etc. is appaling.
Why do people completely forget how to communicate when they are online?
That's funny! You spelt grammar wrong. I'm a felon, not illiterate
Kenneth in VA

Midlothian, VA

#230 Apr 15, 2009
We need to organize and march on Washington DC. There is more than 5,000,000 in the US. If you can vote, you have power. There is only two state don't allow felon to vote. Virginia and Kentucky and we can change it. But we have to organize and suit the Govornment.
Bob Me

Whittier, CA

#231 Apr 16, 2009
You sound like a B-----! Just like you would be in Jail. Sounds like you would never stop crying.
Bob Me

Whittier, CA

#232 Apr 16, 2009
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Bob Me

Whittier, CA

#233 Apr 16, 2009
Sounds like your a piece of shit.
Linda

Wallaceton, PA

#234 Jul 14, 2009
I took one class through the county vocational school in medical coding because I really want to get a job in medical coding, billing, or transcriptionist. Do you feel I need to attend medical schooling? I have one year to go to get my bachelors in healthcare management. I have a hard time getting a job but work as a trainer at Panera Bread.
ccc20

Winston Salem, NC

#235 Aug 10, 2009
i have recently been convicted of a few felonies, i am lucky enough to have a father who owns a landscaping business and lets me work for him. i know it may be hard or take money to start your own business in this field but if you can find a way to get the equipment needed there is good money in it. push mower, weedeater, leafblower, and a way to the yards, and you could make upwards of 100 bucks a day, most people dont care about your record just how the yard looks. hope this helps
juststormy

Naples, FL

#236 Aug 19, 2009
jewelss wrote:
My sons are felons. I'd like to start, a program, in the state of Florida to HELP felons get good paying jobs. Florida, is the worst paying state, just like all southern states. Does anybody have any ideas on this matter?
I would love to do this also. I think it would start with a good website and a lot of legwork contacting employers and explaining the benefits of hiring felons. It would also be great to have a database of felons and what they have been convicted of and how long they have been out or off probation and profiles maybe. I'd love to help people be matched with their second chances!! My email is [email protected] if anyone is interested in helping to begin something like this.
thanku

Chicago, IL

#237 Sep 13, 2009
Where is this located and how do one get in touch with the owner....I would love for my son to apply for a job there......

Since: May 09

Chicago

#238 Sep 14, 2009
I don't have a problem with this, they deserve a second chance. If they are applying to sell hot dogs seems to me they are trying to do better. Not make the fast buck. I support this.

Since: May 09

Chicago

#239 Sep 14, 2009
Also, at least in Chicago, being a felon doesn't really bar you from too many jobs that I'm aware of. The city of Chicago hires felons all the time and any felon can apply for a job, just do not lie about your past.
Tee

Bolingbrook, IL

#240 Nov 2, 2009
USMC ALWAYS wrote:
first off i did 12 1/2 years in prison went totschool ged, college, when i was paroled the system is set to make or set you to fail i was mind set not to return to prison...i moved out of the halfwit house to share a apt. then went and took 2 low paying full time jobs just to save money to buy a car...then found a better job in a flower shop! afhterwards i made a few connections and got a decent paying job the next three years i was so good at my new job i started my own company with my wife ...this year was our second in business and it was a increase of 75% over 06 so you can do it fellow ex-cons its hard write back if i can help i will ...
Is any of your companies hiring now? It's not for me its for my boyfriend who has a felon that is over 10yrs old. I know you wrote this a long time ago but please help us.
cook county sucks

Evanston, IL

#241 Nov 2, 2009
the mayor is a felon!so once in your life you made a mistake or two..or three ...or four...five...six...? but one way or another you paid for your mistakes THE WORD IS YOU HAVE FELONIES AND YOU PAID FOR YOUR MISTAKES! CHICAGO AND COOK COUNTY POLITICIANS DONT HAVE TO PAY FOR THERES IN YOUR LIFE GOD WILL GIVE YOU REDEMPTION FORGIVENESS!!! BUT THERE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING LIES AND CORRUPTION YES THAY BUY VOTES, YES THEY CAN GIVE UNIONS CONTRACTS TO GET ELECTED!YES THEY CAN BY MINISTERS TO GET CONGREGATIONS TO VOTE FOR THEM SO THIER MEMBERS CAN GET JOBS AND PUT MORE MONEY IN THE COLLECTION PLATE!AND POLITICAL GET DONATATIONS!!!......DALEY, STROGER,AND THE ALDERMAN STATE REPS WERE AND NEVER HAVE BEEN ABOUT GOD OR THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES NOR DO THEY LOVE TRUELY THE CITY OF CHICAGO BECUASE LIKE GEORGE WASHINGTON THEY WOULD HAVE KNOWN TO STEP DOWN!YOU MESSED UP YOU PAID FOR IT THE ELITE MESS UP AND WANT TO BLAME OTHERS THE PEOPLE YOU ELECT ARE NOT HERALD WASHINGTON!PEOPLE IN CHICAGO WHO ARE NOT RICH OR ELITE DONT LIVE THEY JUST EXIST IF THESE PEOPLE WERE SPIRTUALY AND MENTALLY ON POINT THEY WOULD HAVE STEP DOWN YEARS AGO!(AT LEAST YOUR HUMBLE)GEORGE WASHINGTON AT HIS HIEGHT NEW TO WALK AWAY AND LEAVE GOVERNMENT BECUASE LIKE HAROLD "ITS NOT THE MAN ITS THE PLAN" YOU ARE A 1000 TIMES BETTER THEN MOST PEOPLE WHO RUN THIS CITY OR COUNTY YOU PAID YOUR DUES AND YOU REPENT!!!!!!!!!! THEY HAVE KNOW ZILCH! NADA! ABOUT THAT BUT THE BEST ADVICE I CAN GIVE YOU IS TO LEAVE HERE AND START NEW ELSE WHERE F%%CK A HOTDOG STAND YOUR BETTER THAN THAT AND ALL THEY WILL DO HERE IS USE YOUR PAST AGAINST YOU!YOU REPENT CHICKENS HANG WITH CHICKENS YOU NEVER SEE THEM WITH EAGLES! YOU REPENTED NOW FLY OFF! CHICAGO AND LET CHICAGO POLITICIANS AND THE PEOPLE WHO VOTE FOR THEM SIT IN THERE ROOSTS BELIEVE ME IN TEN YEARS! TWENTY YEARS THEY WILL BE SAYING THE SAME BULLS##T! ASKING FOR MONEY MONEY KIDS DYING PEOPLE LIVING POOR HOUSING NOTHING WILL CHANGE!BECUASE COMFORT TO THEM MEANS MORE TO THEM THEN GOD OR AMERICA AND ESPECIALLY THE TRUE RULES OF LAW AND ETHICS
cook county sucks

Evanston, IL

#242 Nov 3, 2009
listen i have to come back to this!illegal immigrants who live down south live better then most of you in chicago!they use every excuse to cheat you and exploit you here! you have a felony not enough education you have to many kids and make you feel so guilty your asking liars and THIEVES!for forgivness so like i say again you made mistakes and if your in this town the law has always been what you could get away with! my daughters mother made many mistakes. she got herself together and she is FLOURISHING SOME PLACE ELSE AND IM SO GREATFUL SHE IS! she was a crack and heroin addict back home. now she left no college. she is from from roslind and now makes 45k a year (she got pregnant and i was smart enough to get her out of town)back to my first point (im not mad at illegals) swimming pool tennis court a dish washer no drugs and jobs that pay better and know leader or politician to say your not ready to excel! lmao!just stay in the midwest sh##thole your in with your kids and pray about it (GOD will work IT IF YOU JUST STAY)I WILL SAY FOR ONE LAST TIME MOVE MOVE MOVE MOVE GET YOUR CHILDREN AWAY FROM THESE PEOPLE IF YOU LOVE YOUR CHILDREN PUT THEM IN THE BEST ENVIROMENT POSSIBLE AND YOU TO GOD LOVES YOU AND I LOVE YOU TOO! AND THERE IS NO! GOVERNMENT PAYCHECK BEHIND WHAT IVE BEEN SAYING (they got a whole bunch of black people living like s**t YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR MOVE!!!.......NO MORE DOUBT LIVE IN POSSIBILITIES........BUT MOVE!!!!!BELIEVE ME WHEN YOU LEAVE AND COME BACK YOU WILL SEE THEY FULL OF S!!!T!!
cook county sucks

Evanston, IL

#243 Nov 3, 2009
AND LISTEN I WILL DEAL WITH NEGROES, THE WHITE LIBERALS THE ELITIST THAT COME ON HERE (becuase its spell check and grammer time for these asses!!)and they dont deal with issues especially not with black people or poor people im f##cking with there so called social intellect? change my ass!THESE FOOLS HAVENT CHANGED ONE IOTA!! and have no intention and cant! chicago is a physical, mental spittual and psycholgical vietnam and daley and stroger,the unions the universities faculty and students are PRESIDENT DIEM!!!!CHICAGO NEEDS A COUP OF GOVERMENT THAT NEEDS TO COME FROM OBAMA A COUP!!!!GET RID OF THEM JUST LIKE KENNEDY GOT RID OF DIEM!!
More Oner

Chicago, IL

#244 Nov 3, 2009
Get into politics. They're all crooks; especially in crook county.
lady k

Pontiac, MI

#245 Apr 14, 2010
We are all in the same boat. i am an ex felon and was told by the judge during sentencing that after 5 years i could get my record expunged. that was not so because this happen when i was 25 i am now 35 and had a misdemeanor for a ticket and they would not expunge my record because in the state of michigan you can only have a conviction of one crime and one crime only. i often think of suicide but i have 3 kids. i love them very much. i have been blessed to find jobs over the years that did not ever mention anything about having a background. that truly has been a blessing from god. but i cant funtion properly knowing that at any time it is discovered im out of there. society wants us to pay for our crime for the rest of our lives and it is truly not fair. why try to waste money on rehabilitation for prisoners because they can not get a job when they get out no way. i only had to do a year probation. i have not had any more trouble or not even a ticket. why should this be held over my head for the rest of my life. people make mistakes and i cant speak for everyone else but i have learned a valuable lesson. pray that i wont commit suicide. i dont care if i suffer. but i want my children to constantly see me depressed and i dont want them to suffer if i cant take care of them.

Since: Dec 09

Bolingbrook, IL

#246 Apr 14, 2010
I am seeking to hire a few felons to help me in my new business, must have knowledge of Slim Jims and ignition wiring for most late model cars. Ability to run fast helps but is not required. Cash paid daily and most holidays off. Equal opportunity employer.
Marvin Columbus GA

Columbus, GA

#247 Sep 29, 2010
I am a Convicted drug felon...My coviction is 15 years old...I am currently in technical college majoring in Culinary Arts. I am the highest ranking Top Chef in the state of Georgia...I hold a the First Place Gold Medal in the local competition and the Second Place Silver Medal in the state level competition...I graduate in 6-months with my Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts....and I can't even get a job because of my 1-conviction on my background. I have applied at so many companies I can't even count the all...my application are all ways rejected...I think this is a sad situation. a man try to better his life with education just to be a outcast from a unforgiven ..WORLD I live in Columbus, Georgia I can be reach at ...[email protected]

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