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"Employers Give ThePeople With A Police Record a Break"

Updated on October 26, 2010

"Employers Can You Give People with A Police Record A Break"

Employers can you give people with a record a chance at working a real job again.
Employers can you give people with a record a chance at working a real job again.

"Employers Can You Give The People With A police Record A Break"

I don't condone the acts that the felons or misdemeanors have committed, but to the ones that has paid their debt to society, I think they should be able to find gainful employment; to make a living, just like regular citizens. My son got caught with pills on him at school at seventeen and things and kind of gone down hill for him, because of the arrest record. His arrest record causes him problems of being hire for legitimate work even though, he's a hard worker. I feel really sad for people like my son, that made a dumb mistake and is still paying for it. There are people out there that are willing to work hard on a job, only if they can get the opportunity to do so. These people need a job, to make money to survive, but they can't because no one want to give them a chance because of their police record. We all have to remember, one day someone gave us a chance to prove ourselves, this is how we make work records,by getting hired by an employer and working the job a certain length of time.

Society want people with records to get work and become model citizen, but how can they do it, if the employer want give them a chance to prove themselves. Sometimes, people with records go back to jail because they feel like they don't have any other choice , because no one will hire them. We want to be upset when some of them turn back to wrong doings to try and survive, but they feel like their backs or against the walls, especially if they have families.Maybe if there were more employers willing to open up there heart to help someone in desperate need of employment, people with police records might have another chance at life. No one knows how hard and frustrating to be constantly turn down for employment because you have a police record, it's hard to keep a positive attitude, but you can't give up.

I know son is a very hard worker, if only given a chance to prove himself. If I only knew someone in the Dallas area, that would help him out. I told him,since he don't have a car, to just walk around from from institution to institutions to put in applications and someone would hire him soon or later. It's disheartening to be turned down day after day,even though you're trying. Employers please give these people an honest break, they have to survive too.

Benny Faye Douglass (C) copyright 10/10


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    • pmccray profile image


      8 years ago from Utah

      I certainly agree with you, but in this economic climate the employer is holding all the aces.

      Sad but true with massive unemployment numbers and veterans returning those with records will be the last chosen. Your son may need to think about re-location. Have him check the internet regarding what states are having an employment boom.

      Yahoo reported a list just last week of the top 10 cities doing the most hiring. If he's on probation he could get permission to move.

      According to this site:

      Dallas is a very bad place for ex-offenders to find employment. The article has phone numbers to get information for employment. Peace to you and your son and God will bless him that you can rely on.

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you micky for your visit and comment and what you say is true. Godspeed. creativeone59

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Hello, for your visit and commen, we seem to have many things in common.Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you LIndaJM, for your visit and positive feedback about employers giving jobs to people with a plice record. I truly appreciate you. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you AE, for your visit and comment, I appreciate you. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Some people are not given a good path to walk on. We are the most imprisoned nation on Earth. I'm told that this is not just "per capita" anymore. We actually have more people behind bars than any country and I refuse to accept that THIS is not PLANNED. Thank you Faye.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      My heart bleeds for you. You also had and still have your paket of problems. Yes, I agree with you whole heartedly that if somebody tries to go straight they should be given the chance because that is why many go back in trouble. From the botton of my heart I wish you and your son success soon.

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      Linda Jo Martin 

      8 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I absolutely agree, your son should get some job opportunities. Unfortunately, right now we're in a recession (or depression?) so lots of people are having trouble finding jobs. It is especially hard for young people. Probably harder for young people who have been in jail.

      I have met people who were former inmates who were working for someone else... so I know there are opportunities. But right now, it is hard for anyone to be hired. I'd encourage your son to figure out some kind of self-employment.

      Personally, I don't like working for others because it is too easy for them to lay off or fire people, and it's terrible to think you're doing a great job one day and then find yourself unemployed again the next. Self-employment is a better way to earn money, in my opinion. If he could work on that he'd never have to worry about telling anyone about his record again.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I agree with you, every one deserves a second chance. We all have made mistakes. God Bless you Benny Faye and your Son.


    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Revlady, you're correct but I know a God of impossible cases, and because none are impossible to him, I feel my son will son find something to do. Thank you for your visit and comment.Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you so much fred, I felt that prayer and I except it in the name of Jesus. God bless you and keep you. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Lg, for your visit and comment, i know that there are employers that helped and got burned, but we still have to give the well meaning people a break too. the bad ones make it bad for the good ones. God bless you. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      8 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      I agree with you that employers should give former law breakers a change to overcome their past by working and re-establishing themselves.

      Of course there are many employers have tried to give "second chances" to young offenders only to be abused and taken advantage of. Once word spreads, others are not so willing to risk it.

      I pray the best for your son!

      Love and peace in Him,

      Forever His,

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      fred allen 

      8 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      Father God, You know the heart of my dear sister's son. You see him in his suffering. We ask, believing that You will provide for him. Turn his heart toward faith in You. In Your ability and willingness to provide for him. We ask for blessings upon him in Jesus' name. Amen.

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      William Kovacic 

      8 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA


      Well said! There is definitely a problem although I don't condone criminal behavior either. I think an employer should look at each case individually. I do know of some people with criminal records that have been hired and gone on to lead productive lives. Then, of course there are others that never seem to learn. Anyway, Thanks for the hub. You make some good points!


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