TOPIC: Would you hire someone who had stable work history, great references, and a felony* from 25 years ago?

Would you hire someone who had stable work history, great references, and a felony* from 25 years ago? 2 weeks 1 day ago #50769

Just a general question:
With the shortage of good maintenance guys, would you hire someone who had stable work history, great references, and a felony* from 25 years ago? We wouldn’t hesitate to hire him, we look back about 5-7 years, but I wondered how far back other companies check.

*It was a drug charge back when he was a kid.
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Would you hire someone who had stable work history, great references, and a felony* from 25 years ago? 2 weeks 1 day ago #50770

I would totally hire him
  • Beth Zinsky Green
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Would you hire someone who had stable work history, great references, and a felony* from 25 years ago? 2 weeks 1 day ago #50771

Yes! It's a shame that getting a felony basically ruins your entire life. So many people make mistakes!
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Would you hire someone who had stable work history, great references, and a felony* from 25 years ago? 2 weeks 1 day ago #50772

Yes
  • Lisa Gefroh
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Would you hire someone who had stable work history, great references, and a felony* from 25 years ago? 2 weeks 1 day ago #50773

Absolutely!!!
  • Demetria Holt
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Would you hire someone who had stable work history, great references, and a felony* from 25 years ago? 2 weeks 1 day ago #50774

100%. I hired some fresh out of prison once and he was one of the best hires I ever had.
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Would you hire someone who had stable work history, great references, and a felony* from 25 years ago? 2 weeks 1 day ago #50775

Hell yeah
  • Jonathan Cheville
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Would you hire someone who had stable work history, great references, and a felony* from 25 years ago? 2 weeks 1 day ago #50776

Yep, some of my best contractors have been felons. Their trying to get their lives back and the system makes it hard
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Would you hire someone who had stable work history, great references, and a felony* from 25 years ago? 2 weeks 1 day ago #50777

Well. I guess you have you answer. Oh. Me? Yes.
  • Michael Baldwin
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Would you hire someone who had stable work history, great references, and a felony* from 25 years ago? 2 weeks 1 day ago #50778

Wouldn't hire a rapist, murderer (would have a small gap for forgiveness depending on circumstances) or child molester. Off the top of my head, those are the only three deal breaker felonies. A little grand theft, hijacking, embezzlement and drug dealing can be forgiven.
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