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Old 08-24-2016, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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Congratulations! Keep low and smile =). You do know they will be carefully watching your work perhaps more than others....so that first 90 days must be in a word...perfection. I know that you can do it.
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Old 08-24-2016, 09:27 AM
 
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There was once an active member here - annerk - I think she was once an HR person, and she was vehemently against hiring any kind of felon or giving them a chance. But now you don't hear much from her now... Did her prejudice and bad karma towards felons come back to her?

But anyway, companies are extremely prejudiced against felons.
It depends on the company, the talent in the labor pool available and other factors. When times are tough, if you didn't go to a top college your resume might get pushed aside. If you don't have the exact skills the employer is looking for, your resume might get pushed aside. Same thing with felons. It isn't about bad karma, it is about being able to select what you think is the best at the moment. I don't know who annerk is, but I wouldn't take it as malicious intent not to hire someone because of their past history including felons.

When the labor pool is very small and there is high demand for certain skills, it isn't a sign of good karma that an employer will overlook certain things about a prospective candidate. It is all about supply and demand.
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Old 08-26-2016, 08:54 PM
 
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Congratulations! Keep low and smile =). You do know they will be carefully watching your work perhaps more than others....so that first 90 days must be in a word...perfection. I know that you can do it.
Thank you! And I'm aware of this. What I have to my advantage was how demanding my last job was vs how much laid back the new one is. I plan on taking that set of mind to the new place and I'm confident I'll take that market to the top.
Relocating in a few weeks and can't wait!
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