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Old 09-11-2009, 08:13 AM
 
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Default coal mining

Im 19 years old and currently live in ohio and was wondering if coal companys would hire somebody with a felony for a mining job, what the chances of that might be, and how to go about doing so any help would be greatly appreaciated.
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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Several classes of Felonies... Might be a problem if you murdered someone, maybe not so much if you took some of your buddies percocet without a prescription.
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Falling Waters, WV
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Several classes of Felonies... maybe not so much if you took some of your buddies percocet without a prescription.
You need a prescription for that .
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:30 PM
 
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I don't think they would waste their time on a sex offender or druggie...murder..would depend on the circumstances.

What the mines want is people with mining or related experience, will work 80 hrs per week and do that for 30 years. At the present time the companies are starving for management people.

Drug testing is becoming strong in the mining industry...washing out a lot of people...rank and file and management too.
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:54 PM
 
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I agree with Kennedy. As long as you aren't a pervert and if you don't "have a body", if you can get some training you stand a chance of being hired. You would have to stay drug free to keep the job.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:48 PM
 
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What do you mean "have a body"
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:18 PM
 
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It is not easy to get coal mining jobs these days. Lots of people want to work these jobs, because of the pay and benefits, and there are more people wanting this kind of job than actual jobs. It really helps to know someone, usually a current coal miner, who can refer you. Going in without knowing anyone, and a felony you might have a hard time.

It might be easier to get a job in marcellus shale.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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It is not easy to get coal mining jobs these days. Lots of people want to work these jobs, because of the pay and benefits, and there are more people wanting this kind of job than actual jobs. It really helps to know someone, usually a current coal miner, who can refer you. Going in without knowing anyone, and a felony you might have a hard time.

It might be easier to get a job in marcellus shale.
According to the Beckley Register Herald they can't find enough people to fill jobs. Due to Obama's job killing EPA Coal mining jobs are at a 14 year high.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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lol... yeah Obama is really killing the coal jobs...

I've always found it hilarious that any politician that doesn't just roll over the industry and let them do as they please is automatically labeled a "JOB KILLER"

Soooo there are around 10k coal miners left in WV... down from a peak of 100k... You tell me who killed those jobs... I'd be more concerned with practices and policies that are killing jobs in the service sector!!!
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:08 PM
 
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lol... yeah Obama is really killing the coal jobs...

I've always found it hilarious that any politician that doesn't just roll over the industry and let them do as they please is automatically labeled a "JOB KILLER"

Soooo there are around 10k coal miners left in WV... down from a peak of 100k... You tell me who killed those jobs... I'd be more concerned with practices and policies that are killing jobs in the service sector!!!
I didn't know how to do a sarcasm sign.
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