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Bay Area Lady

Fairfield, CA

#1 Aug 21, 2008
My boyfriend has been convicted of a felony and two DUIs. Felony if from 7 years ago and DUI are back from 1998 and 2006. He has been on the job search for at least a year and a half. Nothing is hiring for felons. Maybe he is looking into the wrong industries. Does anyone have any pointers into what type of place don't do backround check these days??? Its getting really hard to keep up with the bills and he is willing to work anywhere at this point.
Pony

United States

#2 Aug 21, 2008
First you need to get a grip on reality. You post like a person that did not make it through the 5Th grade. Most people give others breaks but when you continue to act like a felon no one want you around. Let me guess he has tattoos and wears metal in his head, and still drinks. Does he have a high school education or at least a GED. This guy shows he will continue to break the law and not learn from his mistakes. Maybe if he cleaned up his act and stop going to jail he will get a 3rd, 4Th, 5Th chance.
Easy772

Manteca, CA

#3 Aug 21, 2008
Bay Area Lady wrote:
My boyfriend has been convicted of a felony and two DUIs. Felony if from 7 years ago and DUI are back from 1998 and 2006. He has been on the job search for at least a year and a half. Nothing is hiring for felons. Maybe he is looking into the wrong industries. Does anyone have any pointers into what type of place don't do backround check these days??? Its getting really hard to keep up with the bills and he is willing to work anywhere at this point.
security guard or bouncer
Bay Area Lady

Fairfield, CA

#4 Aug 25, 2008
Pony wrote:
First you need to get a grip on reality. You post like a person that did not make it through the 5Th grade. Most people give others breaks but when you continue to act like a felon no one want you around. Let me guess he has tattoos and wears metal in his head, and still drinks. Does he have a high school education or at least a GED. This guy shows he will continue to break the law and not learn from his mistakes. Maybe if he cleaned up his act and stop going to jail he will get a 3rd, 4Th, 5Th chance.
Thanks you for you great input. Your fabulous words of wisdom are just what I was looking for. Oh, and tattoos and metal are not part of his appearance. I wouldn't even think to post something if he was running around looking like that because obviously that would be the reason he isn't getting a job. Not everyone is a complete idiot. For the record I have graduate highschool and yes I have pasted fifth grade. It very sad that someone has nothing better to do than to go around forums and reply to posts with comments that are clearly no help to anyone. Clearly I am not the one still at the fifth grade level. You keep being the shining beautiful person your reply shows you are. Have a great life....I hope anyone else who takes the time to post will at least have something constructive for me. I actually thought this forum would help but I guess not...Thanks!!
Bay Area Lady

Fairfield, CA

#5 Aug 25, 2008
Easy772 wrote:
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security guard or bouncer
We were thinking that...Its just a bad industry and filled with a bunch of drinking and fighting so he was trying to stay away from it. Beggers can't be choosers though. He's gotta start from the bottom up so he'll start looking into that pretty soon. Thanks for you help....

Since: May 08

The Azores & Brazil

#6 Aug 25, 2008
Bay Area Lady wrote:
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We were thinking that...Its just a bad industry and filled with a bunch of drinking and fighting so he was trying to stay away from it. Beggers can't be choosers though. He's gotta start from the bottom up so he'll start looking into that pretty soon. Thanks for you help....
Hi Bay Area Lady - he needs to have perseverence -make sure his resume is clean, crisp. He should go to the EDD office and get some counseling advice as to how to proceed. They can help him find a job, too.

Also, if he knows how to fix cars, that is a good place to start. Also, selling cars! He has to polish himself (dress nice, clean cut hair, nice nails, etc. decent shoes)
amanda

Sacramento, CA

#7 Sep 29, 2009
I also have a couple felonies and have been seeking employment for almost a year. I have just about given up hope! All I wanna do is make an honest living, this system is so screwed! It makes me very sad.
no crime

Moreno Valley, CA

#8 Sep 30, 2009
maybe idiot b/f is a criminal perhaps?
why you with this loser?
Bay Area Lady wrote:
My boyfriend has been convicted of a felony and two DUIs. Felony if from 7 years ago and DUI are back from 1998 and 2006. He has been on the job search for at least a year and a half. Nothing is hiring for felons. Maybe he is looking into the wrong industries. Does anyone have any pointers into what type of place don't do backround check these days??? Its getting really hard to keep up with the bills and he is willing to work anywhere at this point.
no crime

Moreno Valley, CA

#9 Sep 30, 2009
Amanda, how does someone just happen to have a 'couple' of felonies..?? PLEASE!! stop the b.s. you have a criminal mind.
amanda wrote:
I also have a couple felonies and have been seeking employment for almost a year. I have just about given up hope! All I wanna do is make an honest living, this system is so screwed! It makes me very sad.
nut_job

Duluth, MN

#10 Oct 1, 2009
Bay Area Lady wrote:
My boyfriend has been convicted of a felony and two DUIs. Felony if from 7 years ago and DUI are back from 1998 and 2006. He has been on the job search for at least a year and a half. Nothing is hiring for felons. Maybe he is looking into the wrong industries. Does anyone have any pointers into what type of place don't do backround check these days??? Its getting really hard to keep up with the bills and he is willing to work anywhere at this point.
Yes, I have some good advice for you,and him. Tell that loser to quit breaking the law. Nobody wants to hire a felon, no matter how your feelings hurt. You might as well get another job, or you can just live off the state as is the norm in Cali. I thought i'd heard it all, now i know i'm wrong. Really? asking if there are companies that don't do background checks. Tacobell always needs help. What a stupid damn question.
nut_job

Duluth, MN

#11 Oct 1, 2009
amanda wrote:
I also have a couple felonies and have been seeking employment for almost a year. I have just about given up hope! All I wanna do is make an honest living, this system is so screwed! It makes me very sad.
Its not the system that is screwed, its you. Apply at your local
McDonalds, they will hire you. Oh and some friendly advice, quit blaming everything, and body for your actions. Also quit breaking the law!!!!!!!!
Job Developer

San Jose, CA

#12 Oct 13, 2009
The first thing is your boyfriend needs to acept the reality of things. This economy is horrible, let alone someone with a felony its very difficult to find a job . 80% of companies do background checks for example,24 hourfitness, costco, walmart, the people that ring the bell infront of macys asking for danations during the holidays also do background checks. I would be very surprised if your boyfriend can find a job paying more than $9hr in the Bay Area right now. EDD cant help you, most of the jobs they have require background checks. What your boyfriend needs to do is volunteer some place and go to school at the same time. Another word of advive is see if there are any halfway houses looking for counslers or a drug rehab facility. The bottom line is it is very tough for anyone in California to find a job with a felony.
Roberto Perez Jr

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Jan 26, 2010
Hello i'am a felon and i been tryna find a job for a couple months and ain't no one tryna hire me for the fact i'am a felon and i have two felonies so i was wondering if you could help my e-mail is sota55107@gmail if you got any one who could help me ASAP thank you and have a good day.
jbecks

Bismarck, ND

#14 Feb 21, 2010
amanda wrote:
I also have a couple felonies and have been seeking employment for almost a year. I have just about given up hope! All I wanna do is make an honest living, this system is so screwed! It makes me very sad.
My husband was convicted of a few felonies before he and I met. None were drug or drinking related, and he still unfortunately has a hellofa time finding employment. He has been searching for quite some time. We've found success in Construction, Semi tarping/installing, Roofing and siding, and also in farming. I hope some of you others have luck in your search, it's not been an easy road. Especially when you've learned from your past and are trying to provide for your family and no one wants to reach out and give a guy a chance. Best of luck to all of you and wish us luck out here-
Missy

United States

#20 Mar 17, 2010
Pony wrote:
First you need to get a grip on reality. You post like a person that did not make it through the 5Th grade. Most people give others breaks but when you continue to act like a felon no one want you around. Let me guess he has tattoos and wears metal in his head, and still drinks. Does he have a high school education or at least a GED. This guy shows he will continue to break the law and not learn from his mistakes. Maybe if he cleaned up his act and stop going to jail he will get a 3rd, 4Th, 5Th chance.
First of all, you should not judge people just by their past history. Be careful of what you say and do to people because it can come back and bite you in the butt. This man is just looking for a second chance in this present life. Furthermore, you don't know what this man has been through to judge him, so check yourself befor you reck yourself.
SecondChance

San Francisco, CA

#21 May 25, 2010
Just for the people who are bashing on people with felonies that are trying to look for a job. I, myself also have felonies and try looking for a steady job. If they were anyway trying to break the law again, why they seeking help to look for a job. We don't need the negative comments made by anyone about our past. We just want to survive through this bad economy and get a job to live our lives...
dan cooper

Campbellsville, KY

#22 May 25, 2010
i am also a felon and i have also straightened up. i have a good job now but i must admit it's taken me several years...my advice would be to accept a lower position to start with and work your way up in the company by showing ambition and common sense. its a hard road to take but worth it all in the end.
Anon

Eureka, CA

#23 May 27, 2010
I have an old felony conviction. I found an okay job. I am in the process of building a career path with my current company. I agree with Dan Cooper of London, KY. You have to earn your employer's trust every day. You have to walk the line straighter than people who haven't been caught but they get on here and judge. I also agree with the older posts if you can go back to college, find a career you want, and work hard for it. It does take several years. Be honest and stay away from anything that looks like trouble.

As far as the ignorant, judgmental posters, the anger you show is reflection of yourself. I hope you find peace in your life. A lot of us made our mistakes and we won't make them again!

Good luck and don't let your past stop you from a solid career and being productive member of the community!
angela

Placerville, CA

#24 May 27, 2010
Pony wrote:
First you need to get a grip on reality. You post like a person that did not make it through the 5Th grade. Most people give others breaks but when you continue to act like a felon no one want you around. Let me guess he has tattoos and wears metal in his head, and still drinks. Does he have a high school education or at least a GED. This guy shows he will continue to break the law and not learn from his mistakes. Maybe if he cleaned up his act and stop going to jail he will get a 3rd, 4Th, 5Th chance.
what a sucky and unhelpful comment. please stay in GA.

I had a friend with the same problem. She got a job in a factory, they will give felons a chance. EDD is his best bet, they will have a list of companies hiring. If he is willing to suck it up and do anything, then he has a chance to start over.

Good luck to you.
rasta_dude

Greensboro, NC

#25 Jun 28, 2010
I have been looking for a job for about 4 years now. Haven't found one. That talk about felons getting a second chance to do something productive with life is some b.s. where I live. Them mf's look at you sideways and throw your application in the trash. I have a wife and children to take care of and can't cause of what I did almost 10 years ago. Think it's just the state I live in or what?

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