Getting a job with a misdemeanor

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  1. YouveSaidItAll

    YouveSaidItAll Well-Known Member

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    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

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    :wtf:
     
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    They only worry about felonies. Unless you want to be a truck driver and have a misdemeanor dui.
     
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    GLguygardner "I break bread, ribs, hundred dollar bills..."

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    Dude I got a felony from years back and I'm working. Misdemeanors is nothing. Don't sweat it.
     
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    You should be able to get your record expunged after 5 years.
     
  7. YouveSaidItAll

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    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!
     
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    Oh sweet! That would seriously ease a lot of my stress. Thanks.
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Be honest, they'll find it. I work at a fantastic company and they only worry about felonies. Unless you lie
     
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    Just be upfront about it, it works in your favor that it was so long ago.
     
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    She gots a job:
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  15. YouveSaidItAll

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    Yep, I agree. Just hope I get a chance to explain it. Thanks.
     
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    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
     
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    Explain it when asked, if you get a chance
     
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    YouveSaidItAll Well-Known Member

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    I hope so! Guessing to be safe I should go the expungement route.:hat:
     
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    Completely agree. I tend to get a little paranoid about these things and overthink the situation.
     
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    Missy be puttin it down, and from what I hear the baddest 'round.
     
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