I am a convicted felon with several charges I received with in a 5 month period between Dec '02 to April '03 . These were mostly all drug trafficking charges. There were several, and I was arrested two 3 times in total between these 5 months. I was 22 at the time. I did 3 yrs in prison and got out in 8/2006. I then moved from Florida where I lived my entire life to Texas and hopes of starting a new life. Till now I was very successful in do this. I currently work for a Wireless Provider as a Store Manager over two stores with an excellent track record.
When hired for this company start up company they only did background checks in Texas. All my charges were in Florida. Now because of the companies success we being bought out, or merging with a bigger wireless provider. The merger will take place by the end of September 2010.
Since we are merging the new company is asking us all to fill out applications, and sign off on National background checks. I'm very concern with this and I don't what the outcome will be.
I guess my question were can someone with my get find a career. And in your opinion what do you think will happened to me?
As I always advise ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs is to Always be Honest! Never take the risk of non-disclosure only to found out later. Most employers won't fault you for being a felon but will for being a liar.
In your case, you are a valued employee, which are hard to come by. What you do have in your favor is that your past convictions have nothing to do with theft which is important in retail and they had nothing to do with a former employer.
Tell the truth, which is your part and hope that your new employer will do the right thing