Getting a job with a misdemeanor

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by YouveSaidItAll, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. YouveSaidItAll

    YouveSaidItAll Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    -346
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2015
    Messages:
    1,527
    Likes Received:
    1,521
    I have a misdemeanor from 17 years ago on my record, and worried that it's going to prevent me from getting a decent job. Seems most places do a background check - it's been about 20 years since I've had to look. Anyone here have a good gig despite a misdemeanor record? Howard related because he doesn't work either? o_O
     
  2. Mr. Potato Head

    Mr. Potato Head ~Would Like to Play~ Gold

    Reputations:
    51,277
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    75,506
    Likes Received:
    30,980
    :wtf:
     
  3. Mr. Potato Head

    Mr. Potato Head ~Would Like to Play~ Gold

    Reputations:
    51,277
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    75,506
    Likes Received:
    30,980
    They only worry about felonies. Unless you want to be a truck driver and have a misdemeanor dui.
     
  4. PimplePopperMD

    PimplePopperMD Active Member

    Reputations:
    5
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2014
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    82
    Donald Trump
     
    YouveSaidItAll likes this.
  5. GLguygardner

    GLguygardner "I break bread, ribs, hundred dollar bills..."

    Reputations:
    55,964
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    16,072
    Likes Received:
    38,799
    Dude I got a felony from years back and I'm working. Misdemeanors is nothing. Don't sweat it.
     
  6. LawyerLarry

    LawyerLarry Mr. Fuckmoney in the Bank VIP

    Reputations:
    -222,019
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2014
    Messages:
    38,810
    Likes Received:
    179,871
    You should be able to get your record expunged after 5 years.
     
  7. YouveSaidItAll

    YouveSaidItAll Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    -346
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2015
    Messages:
    1,527
    Likes Received:
    1,521
    Appreciate it buddy. I'm finding that some places are specifically asking about both felony and misdemeanor convictions. I'm blowing my mind up over here!
     
    TheJackiePuppet and GLguygardner like this.
  8. YouveSaidItAll

    YouveSaidItAll Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    -346
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2015
    Messages:
    1,527
    Likes Received:
    1,521
    Oh sweet! That would seriously ease a lot of my stress. Thanks.
     
    LawyerLarry likes this.
  9. Tipsey Russell

    Tipsey Russell VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    41,910
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2013
    Messages:
    16,244
    Likes Received:
    38,472
    when I was a young guy I left school
    didn't know what I wanted to do
    you're 19-20-you can do shit like that

    had an interview at this factory--my dad set it up--his hope was it would make me realize I should go back to school
    another guy was in the trailer that was serving as the HR office--asks the HR dude if they do police checks
    the HR dude says if we did then none of the dudes working there would have been hired

    so I went back to school that next fall


    that's all I have to add here
     
  10. Willowglen

    Willowglen Lookin thru the glass ceiling & up Stephs skirt

    Reputations:
    33,623
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2012
    Messages:
    15,634
    Likes Received:
    22,880
    It depends on what the misdemeanor was and if youve rectified it. If it something like driving on suspended license and you have one now then youre fine. If its misdeameanor possession of child porn even Subway wont hire you.
     
  11. YouveSaidItAll

    YouveSaidItAll Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    -346
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2015
    Messages:
    1,527
    Likes Received:
    1,521
    Reckless driving, and like I said it was 17 years ago, clean record since then - dumb, dumb, dumb ass mistake. The job I want is with a school district, and they appear to be pretty thorough in their checks.
     
    IfTheyOnlyKnew likes this.
  12. Stew Nod

    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    9
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Messages:
    56,805
    Likes Received:
    42,857
    Be honest, they'll find it. I work at a fantastic company and they only worry about felonies. Unless you lie
     
    Ganggreen87 and IfTheyOnlyKnew like this.
  13. cetiya

    cetiya Lunatic Gold

    Reputations:
    73,116
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2015
    Messages:
    6,238
    Likes Received:
    17,673
    Just be upfront about it, it works in your favor that it was so long ago.
     
  14. Divorce Chicken

    Divorce Chicken Willy one plunge

    Reputations:
    36,895
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2012
    Messages:
    18,275
    Likes Received:
    42,113
    She gots a job:
    [​IMG]
     
  15. YouveSaidItAll

    YouveSaidItAll Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    -346
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2015
    Messages:
    1,527
    Likes Received:
    1,521
    Yep, I agree. Just hope I get a chance to explain it. Thanks.
     
    IfTheyOnlyKnew likes this.
  16. agnes

    agnes Big Sexy Gold

    Reputations:
    56,265
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Messages:
    6,583
    Likes Received:
    20,272
    I can't imagine anyone giving a shit about a misdemeanor from 17yrs ago. You could probably still get a police job if you applied
     
    Lemmy, Wiggy, Gusbuss and 3 others like this.
  17. Stew Nod

    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    9
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Messages:
    56,805
    Likes Received:
    42,857

    Explain it when asked, if you get a chance
     
  18. YouveSaidItAll

    YouveSaidItAll Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    -346
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2015
    Messages:
    1,527
    Likes Received:
    1,521
    I hope so! Guessing to be safe I should go the expungement route.:hat:
     
    cetiya and IfTheyOnlyKnew like this.
  19. YouveSaidItAll

    YouveSaidItAll Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    -346
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2015
    Messages:
    1,527
    Likes Received:
    1,521
    Completely agree. I tend to get a little paranoid about these things and overthink the situation.
     
  20. YouveSaidItAll

    YouveSaidItAll Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    -346
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2015
    Messages:
    1,527
    Likes Received:
    1,521
    Missy be puttin it down, and from what I hear the baddest 'round.
     
    Cinnaminion likes this.