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Old 04-03-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: live in lexington,ky
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Hello
My husband and I are planning on a possible move to New Orleans and have a 1 year old son
long story short My husband is finishing up his parole sentence and of course will be needing a job
what states hare the hardest on felons and which are more lenient
and anybody know of any programs that would help him
thankyou all
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:07 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Getting a job with two felonies on your record

How old is your husband?
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:10 PM
 
Location: live in lexington,ky
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he will be 27 when he gets out and is finishing up parole for an arrest when he was 18 that is drug related
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Whatever he does make sure he discloses it... we had a guy start recently and was fired 2 days later due to a prior assault conviction when he said "no" to the "Have you ever been convicted of a felony?" question.

I'm in Washington but I'm sure this applies to every state.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Conservative Las Vegas
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And if he had answered Yes to the question, would it have made any difference? That's the big question and the dilemma!

By answering No, and it was disovered much later, after this person had prooved himself, the employer might have had 2nd thoughts about firing a good worker!
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:16 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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And if he had answered Yes to the question, would it have made any difference? That's the big question and the dilemma!

By answering No, and it was disovered much later, after this person had prooved himself, the employer might have had 2nd thoughts about firing a good worker!
It was discovered when the background check came back... With my employer it wouldn't have made a difference. They don't care how good of a worker you are.... violate policy and lose your job.

Still, being up front about it wouldn't have wasted everyone's time and you have a better chance of not being the shown the door... Some employers may have been OK with it if it was disclosed up front.
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Old 02-24-2018, 01:47 PM
 
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It’s going to come down to the point where all convictions except sexual and murder are going to come off your record like drivers license points. Too many people have convictions and no one can work and all are on welfare or dealing drugs cause they have no choice. I don’t want no one to know that I am a felon cause if even a pencil is missing somebody going to say it was probably him since he has a criminal record. No way ever would I disclose that I was a felon. It just is not happening. Besides if I work get new furniture and a new car and something happens where I go back to square one I will be consistently be passed over for a new job because somebody else applied for the job with no criminal record. It has happened to me 4 times in my life cause of felony convictions at an early age and now this is 5 times. Go to other countries and yes they do treat criminal convictions as drivers license points and are automatically deleted after time passes especially in smaller countries in europe. America still antiquated executing people and 10 years for bankruptcy and longer with judgement and also no health insurance for everyone. Not a good country from this point of view at this time.
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:13 PM
 
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Was he in prison the entire time? Asking, since if he was in for 10 years from 18 to 27, he probably doesn't have any skills beyond blue collar work

at least blue collar jobs tend to not care much about felons since they've done their time, a some states might restrict them to not have anything to do with alcohol/lottery (IE things with additional regulations)

around here kitchen/restaurant, mechanic, construction, etc would hire felons, it's hard work but they make more or less $15/hr if that's livable to you guys

and try to stick to local/small businesses and not chains, large businesses worry about liability more than the person

recent story about businesses trying to hire felons, http://www.kansascity.com/news/polit...199739669.html
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Old 02-25-2018, 07:40 AM
 
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I think the "old South" would be the hardest due to a combination of racism (blacks are more likely to have a record than whites) and employer-favored employment laws. If the state has a "Ban the Box" law that will help.
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Old 02-25-2018, 07:50 AM
 
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We hired an ex con. Phone scam. Did something stupid, mouthed off to the judge. He was the only one sent to the federal pen. Out of the whole group.

Great salesman. Was with us for 6 years.
But a sales position with no access to money is where I'd draw the line.

Was your huband in prison for pot?

If so move to a state where pot is legal. Your husband was 'wrong time.'

Read link about bar owner in Kansas City. Its a great town, lived there 15 years.
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