Convicted Felons Getting Jobs

Convicted Felons Getting Jobs

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BombShell62

Franklin, TN

#1 Aug 4, 2012
When there are so many people needing jobs these days, how does a convicted felon get hired over someone that doesn't have a record?
Unemployed And Looking

Chatsworth, GA

#2 Aug 4, 2012
BombShell62 wrote:
When there are so many people needing jobs these days, how does a convicted felon get hired over someone that doesn't have a record?
It's because of many mafias and masons that run a lot of our local government, politics and business. When one get's caught red handed they can usually weasel out of it. But on the rare occasion when they are convicted they are promised a job when they get out of the pen.

Sorry, if your not corrupt you're not much use to them.
BombShell62

Franklin, TN

#3 Aug 4, 2012
That is true. But I want to know how people get hired at places like Wal Mart and Earth Fare when they are felons. Regular people can't get a job.
JCM

Jonesborough, TN

#4 Aug 4, 2012
Maybe it's because being a convicted felon doesn't always automatically preclude a person from being hired.
Maybe because some places ask only if a person has been convicted in the last 7 or 10 years and if the person's conviction is older than that they honestly answer no.
Or maybe it's just as simple as despite a person's past mistakes they were still more qualified for the position then you were.
Eric

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#5 Aug 5, 2012
Getting a jobs is tough. Getting a job with a criminal record is even tougher. I answer questions for ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs at my blog: http://howfelonscangetjobs.blogspot.com
Not

Jonesborough, TN

#6 Aug 5, 2012
BombShell62 wrote:
That is true. But I want to know how people get hired at places like Wal Mart and Earth Fare when they are felons. Regular people can't get a job.
No felons get hired at Walmart..fact. Cant comment on other places.
Science

Johnson City, TN

#7 Aug 5, 2012
Unemployed And Looking wrote:
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It's because of many mafias and masons that run a lot of our local government, politics and business. When one get's caught red handed they can usually weasel out of it. But on the rare occasion when they are convicted they are promised a job when they get out of the pen.
Sorry, if your not corrupt you're not much use to them.
You'd be surprised how accurate that is. Also, until pot is legalized , it is estimated that 1/3 of all Americans will be convicted felons by 2012. There's huge corporate money being made by locking people up. Ron Rmasey is working with a bunch of gangsters in Nashville that want to run the prisons. If you think the lawmakers aren't gang members, you live under a rock.
Whaat

Jonesborough, TN

#8 Aug 5, 2012
Science wrote:
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You'd be surprised how accurate that is. Also, until pot is legalized , it is estimated that 1/3 of all Americans will be convicted felons by 2012. There's huge corporate money being made by locking people up. Ron Rmasey is working with a bunch of gangsters in Nashville that want to run the prisons. If you think the lawmakers aren't gang members, you live under a rock.
You're retarded..possibly 1 in 100 might be felons but no way its 1/3 of the population. You're obviously some pothead trying to sway people its ok to be high all the time. Back up your facts bonghead.
Duh

United States

#9 Aug 5, 2012
What would you rather people who have served their time do to survive? Rob you? Sell drugs?

I'm pretty sure most people would want someone's incarceration to lead to rehabilitation & the desire to be a contributing law-abiding citizen, so I dont understand why you would expect them to be able to do that with no job.

I did work for a man once who preferred to give certain positions to felons, people in halfway houses, & on probation/parole. His argument was that they showed up & worked, they were thankful
For the job they knew they needed, unlike a lot of twits who think they might be entitled to the position.
Whaat

Jonesborough, TN

#10 Aug 6, 2012
Duh wrote:
What would you rather people who have served their time do to survive? Rob you? Sell drugs?
I'm pretty sure most people would want someone's incarceration to lead to rehabilitation & the desire to be a contributing law-abiding citizen, so I dont understand why you would expect them to be able to do that with no job.
I did work for a man once who preferred to give certain positions to felons, people in halfway houses, & on probation/parole. His argument was that they showed up & worked, they were thankful
For the job they knew they needed, unlike a lot of twits who think they might be entitled to the position.
I agree to an extent. The recidivism rate among felons seems to not be that high but for a company, especially a large company with deep pockets, I think the issue is more of liability. For instance, if Lowes hires an employee with a felony on his record for some type of violent behavior. Say then that employee assaults a customer during a disagreement on company property, a lawyer is going to go after them bigtime for hiring a "dangerous" person if they can prove fault. Not saying I agree with any of it, just saying thats how it is.
truth

Morganton, NC

#11 Aug 7, 2012
BombShell62 wrote:
When there are so many people needing jobs these days, how does a convicted felon get hired over someone that doesn't have a record?
Some places hire people with criminal backgrounds. It surprises me.! Its all about who you know period.
boo hoo

Columbus, OH

#12 Aug 8, 2012
BombShell62 wrote:
When there are so many people needing jobs these days, how does a convicted felon get hired over someone that doesn't have a record?
The solution is simple: commit a felony, turn yourself in, plead guilty, do your prison time (if any), and then you can get that job you want.
Facts

Fayetteville, NC

#13 Aug 8, 2012
boo hoo wrote:
<quoted text>The solution is simple: commit a felony, turn yourself in, plead guilty, do your prison time (if any), and then you can get that job you want.
I have a friend who has a record & he/she claims she can't find a job
boo hoo

Columbus, OH

#14 Aug 8, 2012
Facts wrote:
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I have a friend who has a record & he/she claims she can't find a job
Maybe they need to commit a more serious crime in order to become more marketable.
GetLost

Jonesborough, TN

#15 Aug 8, 2012
boo hoo wrote:
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Maybe they need to commit a more serious crime in order to become more marketable.
Maybe if you suddenly stopped breathing, the world would be a better place.
stalker

Australia

#16 Aug 23, 2012
I was ill knew i was dying so not to burden my family i left and to make sure they moved on without me i tried to make out i was the worlds worst person so much so i recieved a conviction for stalking my x and will now spending whats left of my life what little time there is behind bars truth is i was a good hard working standup citizen and the medical fraternity was unable to diagnose my illness which i had since birth im fifty 3 i love my kids but alienated from them to can you believe i have never been out of work a day in my life raised two kids took them around the world left them with in excess of 1 million and set it up so there is know life support or pain killers quality of life i looked after everone except for myself my x has found her superman a best mate of 50years my kids hate me ive never hugged my grandson my illness is terminal im now stalker but it was beteer to see my kids and wife move on by pushing them away rather than burden them with this debilitating illness cant eat cant sleep ill do it different next time
Blank

Wise, VA

#17 Aug 23, 2012
Unemployed And Looking wrote:
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It's because of many mafias and masons that run a lot of our local government, politics and business. When one get's caught red handed they can usually weasel out of it. But on the rare occasion when they are convicted they are promised a job when they get out of the pen.
Sorry, if your not corrupt you're not much use to them.
Are you high?
Fed Up

Johnson City, TN

#18 Aug 24, 2012
Duh wrote:
What would you rather people who have served their time do to survive? Rob you? Sell drugs?
I'm pretty sure most people would want someone's incarceration to lead to rehabilitation & the desire to be a contributing law-abiding citizen, so I dont understand why you would expect them to be able to do that with no job.
I did work for a man once who preferred to give certain positions to felons, people in halfway houses, & on probation/parole. His argument was that they showed up & worked, they were thankful
For the job they knew they needed, unlike a lot of twits who think they might be entitled to the position.
Well said. I'd hire a felon. I'd be much more likely to hire a non violent criminal, but I'd look at the circumstances. And I think I could help them with some understanding. I'm really not too upset if someone steals from me. But physical harm is bad....the worst person to hire is a church person.(not all of them). They think since they are HOLY that they don't have to work, or something. Seriously. In my experience, only 1 in 10 make a good employee. No offense
badgedbandith8er

Bristol, TN

#19 Aug 26, 2012
Whaat wrote:
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You're retarded..possibly 1 in 100 might be felons but no way its 1/3 of the population. You're obviously some pothead trying to sway people its ok to be high all the time. Back up your facts bonghead.
currently HALF of the prision population in the U.S. is NONVIOLENT drug offenders at an avg cost of $10,000 a year per inmate. Kinda stupid dont you think? I bet if it were drunks or smokers things would change. But then again those things actually kill people
Whaat

Jonesborough, TN

#20 Aug 26, 2012
badgedbandith8er wrote:
<quoted text> currently HALF of the prision population in the U.S. is NONVIOLENT drug offenders at an avg cost of $10,000 a year per inmate. Kinda stupid dont you think? I bet if it were drunks or smokers things would change. But then again those things actually kill people
They might be nonviolent but they're crimes are not victimless. So you say legalize everything and let them all out? Allow drug use anywhere, even in the workplace, without restriction? I mean what kind of civilized society would we be?

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