Hi,my name is Alex and I would like to ask why does society want a better society,but when convicts as myself get out, Which of I've been out since Nov 26th 2007,and got off parole with in 13months for excellent behavior,do they (society)allow us to have a job? I've worked all my life in warehouse field,but since being out,I've only landed one job,and that was through a Temporary job service whom I've worked for all of my life.
I've tried looking for jobs on my own,and am very qualified for the position I'm applying for,but once I get too the spot of " If I have ever been convicted" of course I do not lie and put yes,they say it will not disqualify me,yet they lie,and here I am being honest but get turned away,seems a double standard to me.
I do not ever want to go back to jail or prison,I'm a 41 years of age male hispanic ex gang member,and drug addict,as well as a seller of drugs,but since I've been out,I've been walking a straight and narrow path,but I have children and bills for them,so I ended going back too school now,but I'm sure I'll have this problem once I get out of school looking for work..'have you ever been convicted of a felony".Won't anyone give me a chance here in California,city of Orange??
Hate is the strongest feeling one can own yet it is the feeling a felon has for the system. The system that takes all and gives back none. Felons we need to stand up revolt against the things that won't let us strive a citizens. Gays do it races do it . We have power in numbers. The system hates a organization that won't stop so let's organize not just on forums but in the world! Fck em fck em all.
First, DONT GIVE UP I too am a convicted felon. I live in Richmond,VA and have alwaysed worked since I was 16 and now I'm 26. I have two grand larceny charges and a petity larceny with them all being within two weeks of each other. Most of my jobs have been doing management in fast food places. I have two girls 5 and 1 and a loving boyfriend who is sticking with us through my hard times but often feel that I cant help him with anything. I try to keep good faith by atleast seeking employment, it shows that you are trying, which at the end may not seem like anything, but at least you're not quitting. My advice to you is to keep holding on. Dont turn back to the old you because it will do you no justice!
I know, it is kinda setting people up for failure isnt it? But you've got to remember, that people who dont know you, can only judge you on your past... They risk a lot by giving a job to someone who has committed a crime in the past... There are, however, places that do hire felons... I've heard of places like that. I am not entirely sure how to get in touch with those places, but I wouldnt give up hope. They exist, you just have to find them...
UHM I HONESTLY DONT KNOW BUT YOUR CHOICES AFFECTED YOUR FUTURE =/ BUT HEYY CHEER UP AND TRY TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT ITS NOT GUNNA BE EASY BUT DONT GIVE UP,AND SOONER OR LATER YOU'LL FIND SOMEONE THAT LOOKS BEYOND THAT TRUST ME YOU WILL JUST KEEP ON LOOKING And sooner or later you;ll HAVE A GOOD JOB ,ALSO I HEARD AROUNG WHERE I LIVE AN ITT TECH SCHOOL TAKES GUYS WHO COME OUT OF PRISON AND STUFF
THEY DONT LOOK AT YOUR RECORD AND THEY HELP YOU OUT =]
WELL GUHDLUCK =] DONT GIVE UP
It sounds like you are the right track good for you. Have you tried explaining your story when you have a job interview? It is hard to explain things like that on a application paper. Stick with it and don't give up