What job could you get as a felon?

What job could you get as a felon?

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Open Eyes

Ozark, MO

#1 Feb 11, 2013
This is a question that I have had for a while: what type of job opportunities could there be for a felon in the Springfield area? I was recently in Urgent Care at Cox Hospital and noticed a name that looked familiar. The Pharmacist working in the Turner Building reminded me of story I had seen on the news some time ago. After this caught my eye, I decided to research the matter. The Pharmacist they have employeed is known to have plead guilty to tax evasion. He is a fellon that is trusted to regulate narcotics to patients. I never knew that your future could be so bright or rewarding as a felon. This proves that money can keep you out of trouble. Way to go Cox Hospital!

Since: Nov 12

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#2 Feb 12, 2013
I know several people who are felons.
Just because someone has made a mistake in the past, does not make them a bad person or unfit for jobs, especially the way the laws are now, hell, EVERYTHING you do slightly wrong could lead to a felony charge.
Take for an example, I know a towing service owner, licensed to carry concealed weapons in Arkansas and surrounding states. He was on his way to a northern state, and was carrying, got pulled over by a state trooper, he TOLD the state trooper he was carrying, but still, FELONY charge for it, because he did not know that the state did not honor other state's ccw permits.
Someone with less money to fight it, would have remained a felon.
This day and age, a felony is easy to get.
That does not make someone unfit for a job, nor society.
Now, on the other hand, mess with a kid, or a woman, or senseless violence, they deserve a felony record, AND locked up.
SuZ

United States

#3 Feb 12, 2013
What is felony tax evasion... Did he just do something like forget to file his federal taxes or make a mistake ?
And why would you try to cause someone such grief over a tax issue?
One issue has nothing to do with the other.( unless for business purpose).
You want to get angry over a situation ? Get angry over the ones in KC that diluted Chemo drugs for nothing more than the almightly dollar.
inc

United States

#4 Feb 12, 2013
ON the other hand -

I was once told by a man very dear to me, he had the job of deciding who could and could not stand trail . His words explained, even though an individual has served their time to society doesnt mean they should be allowed back into certain situations.
Example: a maintance guy was hired by Cunningham still on pobation for burglery and varios theft charges .
My reply went along the lines that maybe when his debt is pay but probation means he has yet to pay that debt .. That is when he made the point of saying, even when the debt is payed there are still situations a person should not be allowed in regardless.
Just another

Fremont, CA

#5 Mar 13, 2013
Ask Gerald Maragos what he is doing for a job now?

Since: Mar 13

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#6 Mar 18, 2013
ClaytonF wrote:
I know several people who are felons.
Just because someone has made a mistake in the past, does not make them a bad person or unfit for jobs, especially the way the laws are now, hell, EVERYTHING you do slightly wrong could lead to a felony charge.
Take for an example, I know a towing service owner, licensed to carry concealed weapons in Arkansas and surrounding states. He was on his way to a northern state, and was carrying, got pulled over by a state trooper, he TOLD the state trooper he was carrying, but still, FELONY charge for it, because he did not know that the state did not honor other state's ccw permits.
Someone with less money to fight it, would have remained a felon.
This day and age, a felony is easy to get.
That does not make someone unfit for a job, nor society.
Now, on the other hand, mess with a kid, or a woman, or senseless violence, they deserve a felony record, AND locked up.
A lot of people wind up with felony's that don't deserve them and even if they do, their crimes aren't so bad. Employers should consider the offense etc. Sure you don't want people who molest children working at a day care, but honestly tax evasion? In one way or another tons of Americans are guilty of that (a little cheating here or there on the old tax return to get a couple dollars more or pay a couple dollars less).

Some offenders need to be looked at depending on the crime and the nature of the employment. The thing is employers don't want to take the time to separate them out and review it case by case. It's a shame really--tons of talented people out there who made a mistake. In some cases, they are being forced to commit more crimes to stay alive, have a place to live, and eat because they just simply cannot get a job.
Taxpayer

Overland Park, KS

#7 Mar 19, 2013
With new laws being made literally everyday. Getting a felony is no longer what it once was. I think there are many opportunities for felons. I'm a business owner and have had zero trouble hiring felons.. Just be inquisitive during the interviewing process.

Since: Mar 13

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#8 Mar 19, 2013
Taxpayer wrote:
With new laws being made literally everyday. Getting a felony is no longer what it once was. I think there are many opportunities for felons. I'm a business owner and have had zero trouble hiring felons.. Just be inquisitive during the interviewing process.
What type of business do you own? Not asking for the name, just the industry such as restaurant, shop, construction etc?
Taxpayer

Overland Park, KS

#9 Mar 19, 2013
You act like getting a felony is difficult anymore.. The government last year made over 40,000 new laws and daily we are getting our rights taken away. People make mistakes, they deserve a second chance. I own two different businesses and will not put the names here, but I find that not hiring someone as they have done something wrong in the past is bad practice.

I assume you are the person that goes to church every Sunday only to gossip and to judge people for their past transgressions? Am I correct?

Since: Mar 13

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#10 Mar 19, 2013
Taxpayer wrote:
You act like getting a felony is difficult anymore.. The government last year made over 40,000 new laws and daily we are getting our rights taken away. People make mistakes, they deserve a second chance. I own two different businesses and will not put the names here, but I find that not hiring someone as they have done something wrong in the past is bad practice.
I assume you are the person that goes to church every Sunday only to gossip and to judge people for their past transgressions? Am I correct?
I hope you aren't talking to me because I am in agreement with hiring those who have made mistakes. People should pay their debt as deemed by the court and that should be the end of it. The only reason I asked is because I was just curious as to which types of businesses would hire someone with a prior record. Perhaps I have one and am a victim of the bs the government and others put out! No, I have to confess, I don't make it to church every Sunday just a few times a year. I am judging no one, you jumped the gun if you are talking to me. I didn't ask for business names just type of business oh well.....
No can do

Springfield, MO

#11 Mar 20, 2013
Well from my experience , the past has a way of predicting the future. I would suggest using disgression when making the choice as the past does tend to repeat its self.
aur56

Monett, MO

#12 Mar 20, 2013
Depends on the felony...violent, drugs etc.Tough to get a job with that.Other felonies ,you must own it and be honest about it.It helps if you are not breaking law anymore..Nobody wants to hire a thief.

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