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Monday, August 17, 2015

Conviction Hurting Job Search

Conviction Hurting Job Search


Conviction Hurting Job Search
I was convicted back in 2001 for numerous felonies, 14 to be exact, 13 of them was non sexual related (Stealing off ebay, bomb threats, forgery etc..) Long story short, 6 months after the police raided my apartment and took my computer equipment, I was 4 days shy of taking a plea for Probation AND a hefty fine. Well then the police send a warrant out for my arrest for promoting child pornography, which was total BS. I was running an ADULT website with 9,800 ADULT pictures on my computer, but out of that number, they found 12 pictures of underage (under 18) of teenagers or children. Well I had to withdraw my plea and plead guilty of that charge, otherwise if I took it to trial and fought that, the 29 felonies of stealing and other offenses would not be dropped and would be facing 43 felonies which I WAS guilty of.. So I served 3.5 years in prison on a 10 year sentence, but obviously now I have been a registered sex offender. I am highly qualified in the Audio/Video Field.

Well finding a job is seriously impossible, no matter how qualified I am, no one will give me a chance. I started my own AV Company back in 2006 and with any business its always up and down. Been trying to get out of the business I am qualified to do and get a "stable" job that pays even just more than $10 an hour.. Even though my conviction(s) was 12 years ago and I have been 100% clean since, no one seems to care. They would much rather hire someone with 0 experience and a bad work history than hire someone like me..

Going Through the groups that I have went through while on parole, the highest paid job that I remember an offender having was $9 per hour.. There is no way I can support my family on that income, well I guess I can, but we would be on some kind of welfare forever and live in bad parts of town.. If it wasnt for my 6 year old girl, no doubt in my mind I would have no problem just going back to prison, and that is sad to say but it is so true.

So I guess its time to start applying at fast food places, oh wait been there done that, I had an interview a few months back at BURGER KING, starting pay $8/hr! I couldnt even land that job! Very sad.. The screwed up thing is the only difference between me and a lot of other people in the world is, I got caught and they didnt." I am sure a LOT of us has done something stupid in our lifetime that COULD have landed us in prison, but a LOT of us never got caught..

I can rant and rave for a long time, but I have kept track since 2010 since I have been trying to find a decent job. I have applied at 392 places, been interviewed 72 times and have landed ZERO jobs.. So I guess maybe I need to apply at 392 more places, and maybe, just maybe I might land that $8/hr dream job!

 Conviction Hurting Job Search


Wow, that's quite a story.  Law enforcement is really cracking down on the possession of pornographic materiel containing minors.  In fact, I know of teens who have had to register as sex offenders for having nude pictures of their "friends" on their cellular phones.  I tell these kids that "sexting" pictures of minors is indeed a crime in most states.  I hope people pass this information on.

In your situation, unfortunately, possessing such materials is punishable under the same statutes as rape and other such sex crimes.  No matter what your other convictions are, the sex offense will always attract more attention.  It is also unfortunate that all are lumped together as sex crimes and therefore scrutinized by society at large the same way.

My suggestion to you is to seek employment in the video production field in the adult industry or even as a consultant.  There are sites popping up everyday.  I'm sure there is a market for your skills.  You may also consider finding another niche.  With your knowledge and experience you would be successful marketing a more mainstream product.

My only other suggestion is to contact your local United Way office.  The United Way funds a long list or social service organizations.  You may find an advocacy group that has experience with cases similar to yours or they may every suggest an agency that could use a person with your skills.

I'm sorry I couldn't be more helpful.  Registering as a sex offender has so many restrictions that finding an ordinary job may be otherwise difficult.




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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sex Offender Seeks Construction Jobs

Sex Offender Seeks Construction Jobs


Sex Offender Seeks Construction Jobs Season's Greetings.

My fiance's ex husband is a paroled sex offender. He was released from prison more than ten years ago and my fiance divorced him but has too much compassion to turn him out on the street. He had found work in construction driving tractors and heavy equipment but all that disappeared when the recession hit. After a long stretch of unemployment he got another construction job that required heavy manual labor. His bosses knew of his crime and worked him extra hard because of that.

Despite what I have read about parole officers, the reality is that many of them don't really like their work so they play games, mostly trying to violate these men again. If the parolee is living in a good neighborhood (despite the hatred of the neighbors) the parole officer may be very jealous, which is the case with my fiance's ex. She is not there to help him in any way. That is the reality.

Meanwhile, he makes a meager income of about $800 a month, and he lives in my fiance's home taking care of their teenage son. My fiance takes contract work and travels to stay away from him. Prior to her ex husband's incarceration, he worked in the office of a major defense contracting firm and earned a very good living. But now, he is mostly a broken middle-aged man working manual labor at minimum wage.

My fiance and I would like to help him find meaningful and lucrative work. He had worked in positions that would earn upwards to $40 an hour, but no one would hire him because of his status. The guy has an impressive resume, and he's constantly worried about being violated again, or that his parole officer will go after him. We're considering to set up a LLC and make him an 1099 employee. We would handle marketing of his skills There are a number of contract web sites - Odesk.com, Textbroker.com and Elance.com where we can try to get work for him.

What are your thoughts about such an arrangement?



  Sex Offender Seeks Construction Jobs


 
I'm not sure. I suggest you get the legal angle one it. Convicted sex-offenders are subject to reporting regulations that other ex-offenders and felons don't have to deal with.

What I would suggest in the meantime is to make a list of local contractors and offer to himself out as a day laborer. There are in all probability quite a few contractors in your area looking for skilled day laborers as a way to keep their own costs down. He could get a list of contractors that have recently been issued building permits at your local municipal building. This is public record so he should have no trouble getting that information.

I hope this helps.


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sex-offender with deferred adjudication needs a job

Sex-offender with deferred adjudication needs a job


Sex-offender with deferred adjudication needs a job
How are you doing?...I'll get to the point. I was received deferred adjudication for aggravated Sexual assault when I was 17...I make no excuses for my actions I was in a very dark place at that time with drugs, liquor, among other things...I plead guilty and received 3 yrs probation and rehab.... Ive since been clean and sober for 9 years.

After rehab my family and I moved to Texas in hopes of starting fresh. I was told I would have to register as a sex offender which at the time I was o.k. with doing...because my probation officer told me before that I never received a tier hearing because the judge believed I had no risk of re-offending (and I'm proud to say I have not since I was 17...I'm 26 now) so although I had to register only law enforcement, courts, and anything fed related could actually see it... But as I found out not soon after that it was very much public record not only was I on quite a few websites on every background check it also shows up...I've tired to get in contact with my old p.o. but when I called the number he gave me the last day of probation i find out he had a heart attack and passed...he was really the only one to really ever try to help me because he knew the whole story...its been extremely hard to find any kind of work here in Texas beside fast food but I have two kids that I have to provide for and I'm running out of options....

The thing is I actually have no problem registering but I was wondering if there is anyway to get myself off these websites or anyway really to get it to a point where its not public at all????


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Hello,

In most cases I would not attempt an answer for a question of this nature because I am not a legal professional. I believe there are other ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs that are in similar situations, I will offer a suggestion.  My understanding of deferred adjudication is, there is an initial plea of guilty. It is my understanding, once the conditions of the deferment are met (typically a fine and probation,) the charges are formally dropped. Since there is no conviction, you may legally answer “no” when the questions asked “Have you been convicted….” The charges although formally dropped, they will still remain as a charge and will appear on background checks as a charge and not a conviction.

If your charge is appearing on registries, there may be a reason that you don't know.
Because this seriously impacts your ability to get a job, I suggest you get legal assistance in first establishing the terms of your deferred adjudication and then what your rights are.  Many ex-offenders and felons who need jobs also need legal advice. I suggest contacting your local legal aid office to get assistance.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Sex Offender needs a Job


A Sex Offender needs a Job


A Sex Offender needs a JobI am a sex offender that even during this crime I never hurt anybody. It was just pictures on the internet. I have been looking for a job for 2 years now and only have been able to find some very very part-time seasonal job. That only gives me enough to pay for my prescriptions and transportation. How can I get a half way decent job.

Sincerely

Daniel



 A Sex Offender needs a Job




A: Hello Daniel,

A convicted sex offender has a difficult time getting hired. I suggest contacting your parole or probation officer. Often they have knowledge of employers who have hired offenders.

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I suggest also contacting your local United Way. The United Way support social agencies that provide services to ex-offenders and felons. Goodwill Industries has a proven record of hiring ex-offenders and felons as well as providing other services . You can get more information here:

http://www.goodwill.org/

Another solution is to apply for temporary employment. Many employers are in need of temporary help. Often temporary employees are hired permanently. Smaller independent agencies are a better choice than larger, nationally known ones. Independent agencies are free to hire anyone they choose and are more likely to hire felons and ex-offenders. Larger agencies often have to comply with the policies of the parent company.

One tactic that I often suggest sex offenders to use is to apply to smaller companies.  Smaller companies are less likely to use background expensive background checks.  On the application, leave the space where the criminal background question blank.  It is a chance the employer may not notice it.  If he does, be prepared to briefly talk about your conviction.

Sex offender jobs may be difficult to find but a little hard work will pay off.

I hope this helps

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