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Do you have a Police record?

Updated on June 9, 2013
If this is you, if will be hard to play your Police record.
If this is you, if will be hard to play your Police record. | Source

What is your employer permitted to ask?

When applying for a job these days, potential employers have basic legal rights to ask some questions. Other probing inquires have simple been outlawed. For example, it's contrary to federal statues to ask an interviewing human being about that third arm dangling loosely under the dress shirt. It's perfectly acceptable to check up on the interviewee's ability to lift up to 50 pounds all day long. It OK to ask whether or not you have transportation to and from the office.

This is creepy on several levels
This is creepy on several levels | Source

Can they ask about your Police record?

It's not OK to ask about a Police record. No one, regardless of the sensitivity of the job, can be obligated to reveal anything about their music collection. You may be a jazz aficionado or a Big Band enthusiast. You might even have a Frank Zappa LP or two tucked away in your attic.

Resist the pressure. Do not reveal anything about your Police record or your Beach Boy record or any Enya records you might listen to at home. You just might have grounds for legal action against your interviewer and his/her employer. Consider carefully the ramifications of pursuing a remedy through the court system: you are probably eliminating yourself from consideration both now and in the future. No employer wants a music malcontent hanging around the office.

What to do about your Police record

It's OK. Don't stress out over any Police record in your distant past. We all change and our tastes change with us, hopefully. You outgrew that mullet, right?

If you simply cannot shake the perceived stigma of your Police record(s), consider seeking counseling at a 2nd hand music store. Folks there will be able to relate to you. They have every kind of record and they're proud of most of them. Certainly there will be the infrequent Tiny Tim album that continues to embarrass, but overall the vibe is still good throughout the store.

Feel free to bring your Police record with you to the 2nd hand music store. They will welcome you and your vinyl with open arms and possibly even make you an offer to purchase your burden and take it off your hands. You may want to consider a consignment arrangement so all parties are protected in the event that the record doesn't sell in a timely manner.

Can you legally erase your Police record?

Many people are not surprised to learn that a Police record can be easily transferred to another sentient human. As long as both parties are participating voluntarily in the transaction, no legal oversight applies. Simply think up a fair exchange rate and make a heartfelt attempt to find someone who wants what you've got.

eBay provides a wonderful opportunity to offload your Police record. The ubiquitous auction site contains specially designed categories dedicated to just this type of transaction. We love to browse all manner of Police records, although we rarely actually bid on anything. Fortunately for you, many other people are not like us.

How much can you expect to profit?

Profitability varies wildly. An unused and unopened Police record might fetch a wildly varying price depending on who is looking and who is bidding. If a member of the Police commits a crime or dies, the price may shoot up temporarily. This psychotic behavior on the part of bidders seems to imply their sudden realization that a Police reunion could no longer take place.

The best advice for potential Police record sellers is to open an eBay account and list the offending items. See what happens. You don't want to have a Police record anyway. You might as well get rid of it and make enough money for a luscious biscotti at Starbucks.

Our extensive research briefly indicates that a Police record currently goes for about 4 USD. That's not a lot, but considering that almost no one owns a record player any more, it's more than you have a right to expect. Indeed, Police record holders often find themselves admiring the jacket art more often than playing the music.

Your Police record would look good here.
Your Police record would look good here. | Source

Is it ever good to have a Police record?

A person who is confident in themselves will have no trouble owning up to owning a Police record. Your past is your past: everything that happened to you has gone into making you what you are today. If you had not stopped at K-Mart in 1986 to purchase that shiny new Police record, you might not be reading this today. We thank you.

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    • nicomp profile imageAUTHOR

      nicomp really 

      6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      drbj , either type of Police record should be confidential. Even Zenyattà Mondatta.

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      Very clever, nicomp. I read the entire hub before I realized you were writing about a record made by the group, Police. And I was supremely poised to remind you that an interviewer can ask whether you have ever had any misdemeanors but not whether you have ever committed a felony. But now that I understand ... I won't.

    • Gypsy Willow profile image

      Gypsy Willow 

      6 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Ha ha Tom. I treasure mine and won't be selling anytime soon.

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      Ron Gawthorp 

      6 years ago from Millboro, Virginia

      Dang. I'm out of luck. I was arrested for trespassing on a village water tower when I was 19. (All the way to the top of a 125-foot tower). As luck would have it, I had my record purged by an Army recruiter so I could join. I have absolutely nothing to sell!....maybe I could contact the NSA

    • nicomp profile imageAUTHOR

      nicomp really 

      6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Tom: well played. Very well played.

    • Tom Whitworth profile image

      Tom Whitworth 

      6 years ago from Moundsville, WV


      You forgot to ad the caveat that when transferring ownership of a Police record one must take care to avoid a "Sting".


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