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Old 04-03-2011, 01:45 AM
 
Location: live in lexington,ky
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hello all
me and my husband are planning a trip around middle of December to visit the lovely city of New Orleans
my husband hasn't done much traveling and has never been but is excited about it,I on the other hand have visited pre-katrina and loved it and have looked at the websites to visit recently and it still looks as wonderfull as I remember
yes I know there is still some re-building to be done
we are visiting as a mini vacation, and also as a future idea for moving
we are a fairly young couple both 27 have 1 kid a little boy who just turned 1 and currently live in Lexington KY and desperatly want out
now here lies the problem my husband is finishing up his parole rite now and gets out end of November this year he is in there for a drug related crime and is a very sweet guy (not just saying cause I'm his wife) he just made some really bad choices fell into the wrong crowd and was arrested and convicted at 18 he has learned his lesson and just wants to move on but we are both realistic and know it will be hard for him to find a job when he gets out, me I have a clean record and can work doing just about anything
so my question to you good folks if you have stuck with me thru this very long post lol, how is New Orleans or any of the immediate surrounding towns policies on hiring ex-felons
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:24 AM
 
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I don't know about New Orleans in particular, but I've know folks who had relatives in a similar situation and it is pretty difficult, especially in a more competitive job market. A lot of people make one mistake, do their time, and genuinely want to start fresh, but not being able to get a decent job is a huge stumbling block and often leads people back into the world of drugs and crime. It can be a vicious circle, and he's very lucky to have a supportive wife to help him ;-)

If I were you I'd save up enough money to carry you for a few months, line up a job for yourself and make lots of friends and contacts. He may have to work food service or something like that at first, but you'll be able to network and find him a good job eventually, I'm sure. That goes for anyplace you might move, I think.

The other option is to start your own business, even a part-time side gig, which he could work on while you're at a regular, steady job. There's a lot of demand here for unique handmade items and art of all sorts, so if he likes to make anything like that it could be turned into an income stream. You could set up at the French Market on the weekends, or any number of monthly art and craft markets. I know a lot of people who do this part-time, and a few who do it full time. Feel free to send me a private message and I'll give you the lowdown.

Best of luck to you!
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:04 PM
 
Location: live in lexington,ky
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I don't know about New Orleans in particular, but I've know folks who had relatives in a similar situation and it is pretty difficult, especially in a more competitive job market. A lot of people make one mistake, do their time, and genuinely want to start fresh, but not being able to get a decent job is a huge stumbling block and often leads people back into the world of drugs and crime. It can be a vicious circle, and he's very lucky to have a supportive wife to help him ;-)

If I were you I'd save up enough money to carry you for a few months, line up a job for yourself and make lots of friends and contacts. He may have to work food service or something like that at first, but you'll be able to network and find him a good job eventually, I'm sure. That goes for anyplace you might move, I think.

The other option is to start your own business, even a part-time side gig, which he could work on while you're at a regular, steady job. There's a lot of demand here for unique handmade items and art of all sorts, so if he likes to make anything like that it could be turned into an income stream. You could set up at the French Market on the weekends, or any number of monthly art and craft markets. I know a lot of people who do this part-time, and a few who do it full time. Feel free to send me a private message and I'll give you the lowdown.

Best of luck to you!
well thankyou,he better consider himself lucky lol
he doesn't mind doing food service or anything like that he justs wants something
he's good at drawing but i dont know if it would sell at the market but its worth a try
thankyou for your suggestions!!
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:18 AM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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hello all
me and my husband are planning a trip around middle of December to visit the lovely city of New Orleans
my husband hasn't done much traveling and has never been but is excited about it,I on the other hand have visited pre-katrina and loved it and have looked at the websites to visit recently and it still looks as wonderfull as I remember
yes I know there is still some re-building to be done
we are visiting as a mini vacation, and also as a future idea for moving
we are a fairly young couple both 27 have 1 kid a little boy who just turned 1 and currently live in Lexington KY and desperatly want out
now here lies the problem my husband is finishing up his parole rite now and gets out end of November this year he is in there for a drug related crime and is a very sweet guy (not just saying cause I'm his wife) he just made some really bad choices fell into the wrong crowd and was arrested and convicted at 18 he has learned his lesson and just wants to move on but we are both realistic and know it will be hard for him to find a job when he gets out, me I have a clean record and can work doing just about anything
so my question to you good folks if you have stuck with me thru this very long post lol, how is New Orleans or any of the immediate surrounding towns policies on hiring ex-felons
you have a one year old yet your husband has been in jail for a number of years? Interesting.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:05 PM
 
Location: live in lexington,ky
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you have a one year old yet your husband has been in jail for a number of years? Interesting.
yeah theres such a thing calld parole i'm sorry u dont have time for the outside world since your a slave to your cats wow - just wow
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