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    Abner is offline Registered User
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    Background check - wishful thinking

    My nephew is in and out jail. He got a job with a temp agency which is great. The only problem is they are going to do a background check on him. He has a felony for evading police in a car chase! I didn't have the heart to tell him he won't pass the background check! They asked him if he would pass a background check and he said "yeah" The hard copy application he filled out did not ask about felonies. His parents are all excited! Geez! I don't think they will be willing to give him a chance, although you never know I guess. The position is a machine operator.

    Oh boy! That kid, I tell ya. He puts his parents through so much heartache. He comes from a good well off family. I don't get it.

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    Legally, a felony conviction (not simply a charge) is an automatic disqualifier for any job requiring a security clearance or carrying a firearm. However, companies may also have their own internal rules about past criminal conduct.

    My point is that it's not a guaranteed death sentence for all jobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post

    My point is that it's not a guaranteed death sentence for all jobs.

    Bruce is right, Abner, he should run for office.

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    Sometimes they just want to know what they're buying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    Sometimes they just want to know what they're buying.
    I am hoping they will give him a chance.

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