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View Poll Results: Would you work for a company who hires x Felony Convicts
Yes I Would 16 69.57%
No I Would Not 2 8.70%
Don"t Know For Sure 4 17.39%
I Would Be Looking Somewhere Else For A Job 1 4.35%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-30-2012, 07:33 PM
 
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SURPRISE, already happening. Many private prisons and some governement prisons, contract out the prisoners to work in many fields, call centers are a major source. Many times when you contact those "click here to chat", or call up some 800 number to a company, its prison labor answering the calls, taking your orders, and even handling your credit card informatioon. Truth is, everyone is watching that ex-con cause they suspect they will do something wrong, but nobody is watching church going Fred who is stealling fiancial information right under everyone's nose.
well i'm certainly not of the opinion that those with access to financial information should go unmonitored, whether that person is church-going or not.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:25 AM
 
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I don't know. A lot of companies are run by people who probably either just got out of jail or belong back in it so I'm sort of neutral on this.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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My company hires felons on a case by case situation. Most of our convicted felons have reug related convictions. As long as they stay clean and pass random drug screens, we're happy to have them. We won't hire those convicted of sexual offenses and most violent felonies.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:46 AM
 
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If the company you are now working for or would work for in the future
started hiring X Felony Convicts, and State, and County prisoners
would you work for them or quit ? ? ?
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I'd continue to work for the company.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:11 PM
 
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I would say about 95% of all companies do background testing now.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:28 AM
 
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We won't hire those convicted of sexual offenses and most violent felonies.
Where would they find jobs and work so they could support themselves
with honest wages worked for ? ? ?
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:33 AM
 
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Why hire a felon when there are plenty of qualified, unemployed people out there who haven't committed a serious crime?
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Central, IL
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Why hire a felon when there are plenty of qualified and unemployed people out there who haven't committed a serious crime?
Well, for one, sometimes those felons will work harder and more efficiently then some of those that havent committed a crime. Also the company gets a tax break for hiring them. These are 2 possible reasons.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:37 AM
 
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Why hire a felon when there are plenty of qualified, unemployed people out there who haven't committed a serious crime?
Because they are people just like you,
and they may be more qualified ! ! !
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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For me, it would really depend on the individual's crime and if I thought they were really rehabilitated. I wouldn't up and quit just because they hired some ex-cons who did a bid for slinging meth, for instance. But, hire some guy who killed his wife and family and it may be time to put in my two weeks.
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