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what does a felon suppose to do if he cant find a job?
my guy friend has a felony on his record, he has been trying for over a year to find a job, he gets discouraged and talks about going back to his old ways. I dont know what to tell him. I can see his point, but dont want him to, but what can I say, he has to live. I think the justice system if screwed up, if you make a mistake, do the time, the punishment is infinitve. i cant help but think that crime is how it is because these guys make mistakes and no one will give them a chance, so they return to doing those things which only creates a continuing problem.

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2008-07-07 21:41:44 +0000
As someone else said, your friend needs to look harder.

Most prisons have programs for teaching job skills and information about gaining employment once someone gets on the outside. Also if he was paroled or placed on probation afterwards, the probation/parole officer will more than likely have information about getting a job or at the very last, have a list of employers who are likely to hire a convicted felon.

In my dealings with society, I know lots of convicted felons who have turned things around and have gotten employment. So it can be done.

I suspect your friend's attitude has a lot more to do with him not getting a job than actual lack of opportunity. You can't expect a felon to get out of prison and walk into an office job making $50k a year. But he can expect to find a manual labor job making enough to pay rent.

Heck, I know several companies that barely require an application. Fill out your tax forms, get to work mowing grass and you get paid on Friday sort of deal.

And it's not the justice system that is screwed up. It is individual employers who are making the decisions to hire him. Personally I can't get too mad at a company that is unwilling to hire someone who has proven track record of not being a good person.

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2008-07-07 21:56:00 +0000
His choice: Lie or starve.

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2008-07-07 21:47:35 +0000
Your guy-friend is picky. I'm not a felon, but I am an immigrant. When I first came to the US, I (I'm a white guy) accepted a job changing the dirty diapers of handicapped people at a facility in Harlem. It was a sh*tty job, and the fear factor was never far away. Don't worry. There are lots of jobs out there that most Americans simply refuse to do. That's why immigrants are pouring into our country every day. They're not "taking jobs from Americans;" they're working at jobs that most Americans refuse to do. Tell your guy-friend he has to be willing to start lower on the ladder. Once he's "in" he can prove his worth.

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2008-07-08 01:58:34 +0000
Your friend is an ex-felon and can't find a job? Guess he should have just stayed out of trouble, huh? People who commit crimes are doing just that. Adding too much salt to a recipe is a mistake, breaking the law and going to prison isn't. It might be a serious lapse of judgement, but it's not a mistake.
Given that, now your friend must live with the consequences of his actions. Life ain't about "Oops!! Do over!" It's about acknowledging that you and you alone determine the course of your actions and where your life leads you. It you broke the law and went to prison either be prepared for the serious ramifications of your decision and make it right, or go back to your old ways and cozy up next to Thunderd*ck for the next 10-20. Judging from what you wrote I assume he either sold drugs or is a thief. Either way, he's right where he needs to be. Pulling himself from the bottomless pit of his existence is up to him, and society owes him nothing.

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2008-07-07 21:28:26 +0000
look harder

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2008-07-07 21:43:29 +0000
Yup, he is a victim. Doing the right thing is seldom the easy thing.

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2008-07-07 21:28:59 +0000
you have a very good point. i too have a friend that is going through this. you shold ask what types of jobs is he going for? he may have to get a job below how he feels he is qualified for. depending on where you are their should be a place he can tak to regarding job placement for criminal of any kind. i know felons who work pizza joint and dilivery drivers, janitors depending on the type of place. if he has any kind of councilor or has a probation officer. he should ask them. another suggestion is sanitary work like a porta potty company. my husband knew a few men with criminal records who cleaned porta potties. its a messy job, but at least it was work.

i agree if we dont help them find jobs that does cause them to think back to old ways. my uncle has been in and out and he has to work odd jobs like yard work and such to make ends meet. in adition i also see many who beg on the street that may be in his situation. i tend to look at how they carry themselves. if they look capable to work by phiciall means i then wonder is it drugs or alchol or possible a criminal record type of prevention.

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2008-07-07 21:29:46 +0000
there are jobs out their for convicted criminals. Sucky jobs, manual labor jobs etc. See, he hasn't earned the trust and respect of society again.
Once he shows he can go a few years without being rearrested and establishes a solid work history with positive references, he will find employment becomes easier.
Is it gonna be hard? Hell yeah. The easy way out is to go back to the old ways, but in the end, its just gonna make it that much harder.

This is why it is suggested that people do not commit crimes. if it was a fun, positive experience, everyone would do it. Instead, most people realize this very fact...It messes up your life for years to come. Yes he has done his time, but not being able to find a decent, quality job is also part of the punishment. Employers don't want to be ripped off or have their customers put at risk. He needs to find a job where his record is not so much of a big deal.
Yep, its gonna be hard. Its hard for those of us who don't commit crimes to find jobs also. It would be very easy for me to say I'm gonna rob a bank or sell drugs..but I don't. I get my butt up every day, follow the laws and then I don't find myself in your friends situation.

Right now he has if difficult. Sure, he can go back to his old ways...then he will simply be further behind the 8 ball. He will do more jail time and have less and less oportunites.

This is called rehabilitation. Once he stays clean and shows he can be trusted again, doors will begin to open.

Once again, All things to be filed under "things I should have thought about BEFORE commiting crime"

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