Getting A Job With Multiple Felonies

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Kameesha F.'s Comment
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Hi, guys I have a family member who has multiple domestic violence on his record . He is having a hard time finding companies that will hire him. If any one have any REAL leads on companies that'll give him a chance please drop a comment.

BK's Comment
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It’s real difficult to muster any sympathy for a man who is violent towards women or children. Is he getting any help with his problem?

Kameesha F.'s Comment
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Yes To make a Long story short he is a close relative we did not grow up In a supportive household. Actually we grew up in foster care most of our lives . He developed a hot temper. These charges are from when he was 19 amd 23 years old. He is now 32 years old and has dealt with these issues long ago and has become one of the best dads you could ever imagine and one of the best relatives you could imagine. He never asked for a hand out just a hand up. But I totally get most people's reservations.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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I was the opposite, very hot temper growing up, explosive really. I didn't care how big n bad the other guy thought they were, or older, I just didn't care lol.....Had to eventually grow out of it, now I'm just a retired mellow old fart/ teddy bear.....One time my next door neighbors girl about 14-15 I was 10 or 11. She for some reason was beating across the back with a broom stick. (Babysitters)

I exploded, chased her thru her house, on the way back thru, I grabbed a butcher knife off the sink. She turned the corner, slipped n fell on the couch. I dove onto her, and put that knife thru the pillow next to her head. Yikes, missed her by an inch, her mom tried to yank me off her, I grabbed a heavy ashtray stand, swung at mom like a baseball bat. Glad, I didn't actually hurt either 1 of them.

Not proud of that moment, but she never tried that again ! By my 20's I mellowed way down, especially after having kids....Best part of my "temper" was I wasn't bullied much thru school, they only try it one time, and learnt to leave me alone lol.......

Glad your family guy learnt control, and hope he can find someplace to take him on.....


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BK's Comment
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So, Kameesha, back to your original question.

He should be able to find a company that will hire him but it might take a lot of persistence to find that company. It might not be all about his past record. It might be the current hiring conditions in this economic downturn in trucking. He just needs to apply everywhere he can and not give up. Try the links here on this website.

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Also this page from our site: Trucking Companies That Will Hire Felons.

Dan67's Comment
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Look at city services companies that drive Class B trucks. I had a person in my truck driving class at the local technical college that had a manslaughter conviction and did time in prison. He was able to find a job driving a garbage truck. That was back in 2016. He's been with the same company and is one of their top performing drivers.

Sean D.'s Comment
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How old are the felonies? If it’s been a few years and he has truly changed I would personally walk into a company he knows that is hiring and ask to speak to the manager or owner. Plead his case that he was in a bad situation that got out of hand and he made mistakes and he would like to prove himself to the company and maybe start by working around the yard, washing trucks or whatever. Let the boss know he’s a hard and reliable worker. In 1999 I got out of prison for selling drugs but it was a one time thing and you didn’t have to tell me twice that prison was not the place for me. I wanted to get on with a specific construction company so I showed up at the yard every morning for 2 weeks sitting by the door at 4am and for 9 days the superintendent told me NO he didn’t have a spot for me even though they were hiring but on the 10th day he laughed when he saw me and told me to come in the office. He had to wait a couple weeks to get a hiring exemption from the union but boom hired!! Straight out of prison at 26 yrs old I was making $35.00 a hour and it changed my life. And in 2000 $35.00 a hour wasn’t chump change for a guy fresh out. I hate anyone that beats women so it’s a bit different than selling drugs to a cop but I hope he has changed his ways and gets a spot doing what he wants but tell him to show up , be persistent, work extra hard and he will be on his way!


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