How Much Should I Reveal On My Job Applications?

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Joe Rayz's Comment
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Ok guys,

I am filling out job apps and they are asking about past charges/ moving violations etc... So I have a serious violation from another state ( reckless driving in '08, going 82 in a 55) Its not on my State MVR so should i even mention it? I have filled out 3 so far and put it down, but noticed that the recruiter i was speaking to today said that they had to pull my MVR and check everything. Also have a PBJ for speeding in 2014 that was in my state but isn't on my MVR. I know that most of the time honesty is the best policy, but i just wanted to see what the more experienced guys thought.

Thanks in Advance

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Tractor Man's Comment
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YUP. Disclose everything! With the technology today and bazillions of databases, companies can find a shoplifting charge from 3rd grade. Disclosure gives you a chance. Lying or failing to disclose will get you the door before you even get through it. Not trying to be harsh, just truthful.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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They will fond it no matter what... if something is dropped or thrown out of court... if it is expunged..they will find it. Omit it and u will look like a liar

Tractor Man's Comment
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Just out of curiosity. What is a PBJ? besides the sandwich. Lol

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DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Answer any questions they ask honestly but do not reveal anything they do not ask for. If they want to know if you've had any tickets in the past three years and you had a ticket four years ago, the answer is no. Simple as that. Be honest, but don't volunteer anything they don't ask for.

Joe Rayz's Comment
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Just out of curiosity. What is a PBJ? besides the sandwich. Lol

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Lol, Hey Tractor Man, PBJ is when you receive probation before judgement

Also, to everybody that replied, thanks for the info. I will be as open as possible with all questions they ask.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Mr. T's Comment
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Just out of curiosity. What is a PBJ? besides the sandwich. Lol

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I was wondering the same thing! Lol

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I was once told to be as honest as you can on job apps. Like Brett said if they ask if you have been convicted of a felony in the past 5 years and you were convicted 6 years ago you answer no. Good luck. You will be suprised by the pasts some drivers have. Good luck.

Rick S.'s Comment
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I went to try and get a F.A.S.T. card - and a dismissed & sealed felony from '89 came up. And Customs/Border Patrol wanted documentation for it.

Like - c'mon guys - 27 years ago.

I also have a "summary offense" in PA from like 6 years ago. This is considered "less than a misdemeanor" under PA law, so I answer NO to misdemeanors. But this summary offense got me "disapproved" to drive Uber down here in Fl. Really ticked me off too - since it was a "trumped up charge" that I paid the citation for, just to get the chuck outta dodge.

Give them specifically what they ask for - no more - no less...

Rick

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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